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…
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.