It’s time to announce the winners of the…
Red Letter Words Christmas Print and Candle
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Leen the Graphics Queen
click HERE to see the winners!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!
and Thank You to everyone who participated!
and Thank You to Dee and Leen for such great giveaways!
I am so pumped about the project I am sharing today!!!
I LOVE it when I get something for really cheap!!!
And I LOVE it even more when it is really ugly, and I make it look really beautiful!!!
This is what I did with this $3.00 brassy beauty from the Habitat store…
I know, I know… you are awestruck by its beauty!
I saw this thing hanging in all its glory, and I immediately saw it had potential.
It had the shape I was looking for. The shape for the pendant light I wanted in our laundry/mud room.
You’ve seen them before. Sort of like these from Pottery Barn magazine…
Or these I found these when I googled “pendant lights”…
Or like this one that reminded me the most of my brassy beauty…
I found it at a place online called Hinkley Light priced at a mere $418.00!!! Holy Cow!!!
Well, my little $3.00 treasure was on its way to an extreme makeover!
Say goodbye to old, dated, brassy yuckiness…
Say hello to new, classy, Pottery Barn-style “va-va-voomness!”…
Oh, yeah baby!! Are you feeling me?!!!
Don-cha just love it?
For $3.00! Get out of here!
(Can you tell how excited I am?)
It is exactly the “look” I was after.
All I needed was a can of Valspar flat black spray paint and a hack saw.
Sorry I didn’t get a picture of it, but see those ugly little curlycues on the top of the light. I didn’t want them there. I think it would still have looked pretty if I had kept them, but it was a little too dressy for my laundry room. I wanted a more simple look.
So I sawed them off with a hack saw. It took about 10 seconds per curlycue.
Then I disassembled the light so I could paint it. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of that either.
Things happen quickly around here!
But I gave it two good coats of flat black spray paint and I was done!
My hubby hung it in our laundry/mud room.
I cleaned the glass globe and assembled it back together.
Here are a few more pics…
(laundry room is not completely finished)
Here she is all lit up…(I guess you can see we decided to paint the bead board ceiling white!) :)
Isn’t she a beaut, Clark? :)
So for a total of about $6.00 or $7.00 (pendant light + spray paint), I now have a beautiful light for my laundry room. Woohoo!!!
Here is a before and after shot…
From Brassy to Classy!
I hope you like it as much as I do!
I will be sharing more about our laundry/mud room makeover this week. :)
Have a blessed day.