|solar garden light before meeting the mower|
I have not found a chandelier to re-purpose on any of my junkin trips lately but I did nab two candle sconces to replicate Wendy's idea. I had a working led solar light but no base courtesy of my son's mowing mishap which worked perfectly for my wall sconce idea. I spray painted the solar light black, taking care to mask off the solar panel.
The final step before gluing was a little rub n buff , to add a more textural coppery finish to both the sconce and light. You simply apply rub n buff , I used Spanish Copper, with a soft cloth or your finger and than buff lightly. I have used rub n buff, a waxed base metallic finish on picture frames, mirrors, home decor items, etc. Look for posts in the near future on more rub n buff success stories. Total cost for one solar wall sconce $1.50, or under five bucks if you have to buy a new solar light garden stake. Just simply unscrew it from its base and you are good to go.
|I glued on a quarter before gluing the base to the sconce using E6000 glue.|
Just a little trick I learned from my Dad, creates a larger surface area to glue.
|I really like how the rub n buff, purchased at Hobby Lobby, added a little more character to the piece.|