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Monday, January 7, 2013

Cozy Cabin Stair Lights

These are the lights that I am working on for the newel posts on my stairs.

The base and the top are both made from jewelry pieces that I found at the local hobby store.  The glass part is made from an inexpensive plastic storage tube that was also in the jewelry section.  They also had some tiny firefly pieces that I am considering adding.

This was my first experience with paint-on stained glass treatment.  I was using the large color picture as a kind of go-by for the glass.

Here are the 3 pieces placed together, not glued yet.

I am using a standard 12 Volt single bulb in each one from Houseworks

I still need to feed the light ( shown on the floor) through the post.  I want to sand the newel post a little smoother before I glue everything into place.


  1. Troy, these are great lamps, love it! It is rustic and suits very well on the newel post. Thanks for the explanation how you did this job.
    Greetings, Ilona

  2. Troy,
    They look perfect for the space, I love the aged affect you have created.

  3. Dear Troy,
    They fit perfectly in the house ! Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings Dorien

  4. Very clever. I am always interested in how others make lamps. I like the color and style you've done here. Perfect for the cabin. :D

  5. Hello Troy,
    The staircase and the light are just terrific. Your project is so unique and you are doing a fantastic job of it. In the pictures you wopuld swear it was real life.
    Big hug,

  6. The light is perfect for your staircase.
    Bye Faby

  7. I agree with Giac...they look people sized! Enjoying watching your creation take shape!