Thursday, August 9, 2012

Creative Ways To Upcycle Vintage Glass Insulators

Glass telegraph insulators come in a variety of colors
Vintage glass electric insulators are so cool! What were they used for? They were used to separate the electrical wires from the wooden telephone poles, basically insulating the poles from the wires so that the poles didn't burn down. They were commonly made of glass or porcelain. (Read here for lots more info on insulators)

Check out what these creative folks below have made with them...

Check out this fabulous outdoor chandelier made by Vickie at Ranger 911

Vintage glass insulators as post caps, image via Pinterest

Cute insulator coat rack with DIY from Katie at Creatively Living

Insulator mantle art by Afterglow Studio

Insulator Christmas tree

Read more about insulators here!

I hope you enjoyed this look at upcycled vintage glass insulators. What would you do with old insulators? I'd love to hear from you so please leave your comments below!