The idea here was to make some lighting fixtures from scratch that reminded me of something you might see in 1950s science fiction.

i started out with a light socket


 which i painted with rust-oleum galaxy.  Galaxy is a pretty thick black spray paint that has a texture to it, and a little glitter.


I also did the same to some brass water pipes and fittings.


Then i screwed the fittings together and threaded the cord through it


Finally, i added an "edison-style" light LED light bulb to it