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People Are Turning Vintage Globes Into Incredible Pendant Lights

If you are looking for a new, creative way to add some design ideas to your home décor, we’ve good a great idea for you. People on social media are turning their vintage gloves into stunning pendant lights and yes, we can’t get enough of it.

It’s without a doubt that you had a globe on your desk to help you mark all of the different capitals and countries of the world during your middle and high school years (this, of course, was before the internet became mainstream and we had to look up our information using encyclopedias and outdated books from our school library). Luckily, there are some people out there who haven’t thrown away or donated their globes and are now using them to light up their homes.

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A blogger named Kristi Linauer over at Addicted 2 Decorating has given the internet a step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect pendant light with an old globe that has most likely been collecting dust in your closet since 1989. For as little as $30, all you need to do is follow her instructions and – viola – it will feel like your middle school bedroom again (but in your kitchen, no less).

Before you begin, you will need quite a few tools and materials including a hemma pendant light cord from Ikea, white pray paint, clear glossy spray paint, double fold bias tape, a compact fluorescent light bulb, scissors, painter’s tape, newspapers, high temp hot glue gun, and a sharp serrated knife.

First thing’s first, use your serrated knife, cut around the bottom axis of the globe so that you can remove the globe from the metal stand. Then, cut around the entire globe with your serrated knife. For more detailed instructions, definitely follow Kristi’s step-by-step guide, but here are just a few helpful hints you will need to keep in mind.

Buy a low temp bulb as a regular incandescent bulb will get too hot. Also, be very careful when removing your painter’s tape from your globe as the paint ay lift color from an old globe.

Last but not least, hang it where you’d like and enjoy!

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