I really like this idea for an office or a library. Convert an old globe into a pendant light! Seems easy enough. Buy a lamp kit at your local hardware store, take apart a globe and drill a larger hole for the light. Put remainder of light together.
Bathtub sofa: repurposed old claw foot bath tub made into a porch seating area *****saw this in the early in a movie and always wanted to do it --maybe that's what I should do with the old claw foot in the barn