Friday, November 22, 2013

Table Centerpiece from Re-Purposed Light Globes

Busy days have kept me from the computer the past six weeks when I began this project.
I finally got it finished just in time for lighting up our Thanksgiving table.
I have lots of plans for this centerpiece. 
This week it is decorated with hues of autumn.
Soon it will be filled with pine greenery or other Christmas themed accents.




 Best of all, it was built using re-purposed glass globes from an old chandelier, wood salvaged from a large television cabinet we no longer needed, (more on how we used the cabinet pieces in another post) and the purchase of just a few other supplies.
For a streamline or contemporary look, I can use it without any flowers. 

This is what we did:

I had six glass globes and considered making a three-candle centerpiece for the kitchen table.  Instead we made a five-candle one that can also be used on the family room coffee table and the dining room table. 

The glass globes are open on the bottom.  We could have just glued them onto the wood but I wanted something to raise them up a bit and hold them securely. I looked for some type of ring and found just the right size wooden round boxes at the craft store for $1 each. I thought about using only the bottom but decided to invert the lid and cut down the other piece to our desired height.

We cut and screwed a piece of wool to some salvaged trim work.  The wooden cups were also screwed into place.

After filling any gaps/holes with wood filler and sanding the piece, I gave it a coat of stain.

A day later it was ready for a coat of polyurethane to finish.

The globes fit nicely inside the cups and each one holds a round-shaped candle.
Update:  Here is the centerpiece with a wintry arrangement
You may remember a few years ago, I used the same glass globes as flower pots.
Here is the link to that post

24 comments:

Debby Ray said...

Oh. My. Word. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelia said...

This is beautiful! You're the most creative one.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Donna said...

That is so creative and beautiful! Great job! I used to have that design of glass globes at our former cottage, so I recognized them immediately. And using them for planters too? I would have never thought of that in a million years!

Adrienne said...

That is a gorgeous centerpiece. I love the way you put it all together. And versatile! Thanks for sharing it with us.
~Adrienne~

SarahGeorge said...

Oh, dear Lorraine, These lamps are so beautiful!What a wonderful idea and how beautifully you have done it! Yes I very much remember them as flower pots. And, I missed you all these days!

Connie said...

So clever and so charming . . .
I love it:)

podso said...

How inspiring! I love a line up of votives but this is much nicer! Great job, and it sounds like you could still use them in a different way since they aren't in permanently.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your centerpiece turned out beautiful, can't wait to see it for Christmas! Lovin' your great white diningroom chairs too! Happy Thanksgiving Week:@)

marie said...

Very creative Lorraine...and very pretty too! I can't to see it all dressed up for Christmas!
Hope all is well with you and your sweey family. You've been in my prayers.

NanaDiana said...

That is VERY clever, Lorraine. It makes me think that if a person didn't want to use real candles you use the flameless ones, too. I love the way it looks and I am glad to see a post from you- I was beginning to worry! xo Diana

Snap said...

clever, creative, the recycle queen! Lovely!

Ann said...

What a wonderful idea. I love the length of it and the whole look is beautiful. I can't wait to see it decorated for Christmas too

Lea said...

If that's not the cutest and most cleaver idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, how darling! Fabulous job. I LOVE that centerpiece. What a unique and creative way to use the globes. Will have to be on the lookout for some! Susan

nancycreative.com said...

That's so pretty–what a great idea!

EMMA said...

That looks beautiful. What a clever idea. I'd like to try something like that for my advent candles.

lindsey said...

This table centre is fantastic nd can of course be used in other places too...how clever you are! Glad to see you back...I've missed you :)

Paula said...

Genius, Lorraine. I can only imagine what a great team you make with your handyman husband. Happy Thanksgiving!

Debbie Petras said...

Simply beautiful Lorraine. Another one I pinned to Pinterest.

Happy Thanksgiving!

blessings and love,
Debbie

Kathleen said...

You did a great job, it looks beautiful!
A blessed Thanksgiving to you!

Annie V said...

What a beautiful way to repurpose these antique lamps. I so enjoy the idea of reusing things in a classy and lovely way. Very pretty!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are brilliant! I feel like I should pay for this class I just had today:) What a great idea and how you did it all made a perfectly lovely centerpiece! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. I remember thinking the globes looked so nice with the outdoor version you made, and now this is even better!

Traci said...

That is so pretty! You're so creative!!

~ Lisa ~ said...

I had not been by to visit in a while but this morning, I got up early, fixed my coffee with my peppermint mocha and started reading some of my favorite blogs. Your blog was the first! I had to catch up. This is a beautiful project. I remember you using the globes for little flower pots. They are so lovely on your table. I enjoy your blog so, so, so much.

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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