There are several fun do-it-yourself ideas that I've been really wanting to try, but the brass chandelier makeover is definitely at the top of the list. I waited until I found the perfect one at ReStore for the sitting area of our master bedroom. Here's what I chose.
Not too much detail, small enough to fit in the space and I love that sphere at the bottom - perfect! I have to admit, it was love at first sight, which means I failed to notice the broken socket, lack of bulbs, funky wiring and missing white tubes. (I'm sure there's a technical name for these, but I don't know it!) Still, pretty foxy for $8, yes?
I've seen these painted every color, but I decided to go with white. The room she's going to live in has a dark accent wall and way too much dark furniture. I hung the light from the kids playset and in typical style, spray painted the heck out of it.
I repaired the socket with
The next thing on the list was to make a cord/chain cover. I love the way these look but then that whole issue of sewing (gasp!) came up again.
So, the pretty white light sat waiting patiently, for
days weeks....until I realized that this would be the perfect time to use fabric glue!! Woo hoo!! Why didn't I think of that sooner?!?!?! I took 2 white kitchen floursack towels and cut them into strips about 6 inches wide. I glued them together end to end and had about 12 feet of fabric. Then, I folded the sides together and glued, forming a seam and cut off the excess. After it was dry, I turned the whole thing inside-out and VIOLA, a cord cover!
I'm really glad I added this to the room, such warm light!
Clearly the boring window treatments and popcorn ceiling could use some work!! The bedroom update is almost complete!!
I really want to know what you think - would you have gone with another color???