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.
I am so doing this with Austin's old dresser! Little Dresser To Cute Cabinet . gutting the whole thing since she was missing a drawer anyway & added shelving & then open frame doors to complete the look .