Today my post is about an upcycled light fixture that I made into a cloche. But before I show the after pictures, let's figure out what the heck a cloche is....
a small translucent cover for protecting or forcing outdoor plants.
Here I've been pronouncing it wrong all this time, I was saying cloak like the one a wizard would wear. You learn something new everyday!
Anyhow, on to my upcycle project.
I picked up an antique light fixture at a barn sale last spring...yes, 14 months ago and have been moving it from one place to the next in the garage ever since. I just couldn't figure out what I should do with it.
And then, while we were cleaning out and organizing all my inventory, it hit me...I needed to remove the frayed wiring, a fix the brass components to the glass and flip this thing on end to make a cute little cloche. I'm not going to use mine in the garden, but I think it will be fun somewhere in my house!
I'm just smitten by how it turned out.
this isn't the exact one that I had, mine was far from complete like this, but it gives you an idea of what it looked like in it's glory days