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Vintage Ball Jar Wall Mount Lighting {The Blue Cabinet}

Three-light wall sconce made from vintage Ball jars by The Blue Cabinets. Found via Funky Junk Interiors.

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    Bethany
    April 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Ana White had done something similar, but then she removed the post after people commented that the heat from the bulb building up in a closed jar might be bad. I think that they might be safer with CFL bulbs, though that would ruin the whole vintage charm. It is a neat idea, though!

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    Bethany
    April 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Ana White had done something similar, but then she removed the post after people commented that the heat from the bulb building up in a closed jar might be bad. I think that they might be safer with CFL bulbs, though that would ruin the whole vintage charm. It is a neat idea, though!

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    April 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    We were discussing this over on the A2D Facebook page as well. I think that some steps could be taken to ensure that the heat wouldn't build up, like drilling vent holes in the top (the lid), and even using a drill bit made for glass to drill a hole in the bottom of the jar. I agree that CFL bulbs would ruin the look of the fixture!

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    April 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Addicted 2 Decorating

    Never mind me…just trying out a new commenting system.

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    Cherilyn
    May 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    My guess is that the heat that would build up would not be to bad if you used a 40 watt bulb or lower. Ball jars can be boiled, baked at 450 in an oven, and are pretty thick so I think that the “heat build up” would be fine. Of course if it is a light fixture that you would have on 24 hrs a day then maybe not but in a quest bath room or a half bath that is used for less than a few hours (at the very most, guys) then it would be just fine. I have made a singular one and it had never had a problem. I bought some adorable amazing vintage light bulbs (expensive but worth it) to use in mine and have had it for a few years and it is just great.

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