Why not turn them into wall sconces?
I’d bought these wall sconces for 2€ each at a brocante before we moved. There were lots of electrics for them in our rented home, but not here. The stones in our ancient home, as many are here, are incredibly thick so having the electrics fitted for them would be expensive and a lot of work (I dread to think what the walls would look like afterwards). So for some time I’d been wondering where they’d fit in the house, dismissing each place in turn.
Then I had a brainwave; I’d only be using them very occasionally, perhaps when we had meals with candlelight, so why not use them as such? This is what I did and, believe me, it takes less than two minutes to convert them, ten including drilling a whole in the wall.
Here are the steps in photos;
1. The light fitting with wire.
2. Take out the bulb if there is one.
3. Take of the light shade.
4. Unscrew the lightbulb fitting main.
5. Pull it until all the wire comes out.
6. Put everything back together (without the wire and bulb fitting).
Hang the sconces on the wall and put a tealights in the bottom – it should cover the hole and the glass protects the wall.