- Take the light apart.
- ***TIP ALERT*** Clean the old light by using vinegar. Before painting anything metal or metal-like, clean it with vinegar, and it should prevent the paint from peeling.
- Remove the glass, and spray paint the gold fixture black. Wait an hour or two, and spray paint with a second coat.
- Let dry 24 hours, and then replace the glass in the fixture.
- I've placed a potted plant in the fixture to add a little character to a small flower bed. You could also seel the bottom with some plastic and caulk and create a small birdbath for your lawn.
Don't underestimate that old junk you have laying around.
With a little paint, elbow grease and creativity; you can find another use for something that may have ended up in an already over-loaded landfill.