Jessica from The Adventures of Nick and Jessica created this lovely little light by removing the glass and adding a coat of spray paint to a brass beauty they bought secondhand. The coolest part is that they hung the fixture from an old elevator rope they found in the apartment building they manage. I love how that gives it a little bit of history and character.
Their original inspiration came from the Blacksmith Taper Lantern from Pottery Barn.
Head to The Adventures of Nick and Jessica for the full tutorial.