The deal was that everyone was going to share their projects today. Young House Love certainly hasn't disappointed this morning with their DIY clothespin chandelier. Gorgeous and oh so perfect for a laundry room!
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Of course, I wanted to get in on the Pinterest challenge, too, since I'm beyond obsessed with the site. I decided to use this as an opportunity to upcycle the light fixture I found at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I knew the
When it is time to start a new project, I always head to Pinterest for inspiration first! It hasn't failed me yet, and this time was no different. Check out this lovely red fixture I chose as my inspiration image. Totally different lines than the $15 fixture I purchased, but it gave me an idea of what the red color would actually look like.
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Once I had my inspiration and courage, I headed to Lowe's to find the perfect spray paint. I decided on Rustoleum's Sunrise Red in an enamel finish. When it came time to actually start the light makeover, I just hung up the fixture in the garage, taped off the candle tubes, and sprayed to my heart's content.
After a couple days of touch ups and final coats, the light was finished and ready to hang in The Babe's room!
Now, time for the big reveal! But, before we get to that, let's do the math on this project. A $15 light fixture + $4 for a can of spray paint = $19! Not too bad for a totally unique light fixture that is going to really make a statement in her room!
I will post more pictures of the light hanging in place when the room is totally finished, but I have to admit I'm loving how it looks right now! What do you think?
If you haven't joined in on the Pinterest obsession yet and want an invite, send me an email, leave me a message on Facebook or Twitter and I'll get you an invite out ASAP. It really will change the way you surf the internet. It's like bookmarking a page, only better and much, much easier to organize!
Oh and if you're already on Pinterest, please follow me!
Thanks for reading! If this project doesn't inspire you to get outside the box on your light fixture colors, maybe another one on Pinterest will! :)
PS - If you're a new reader, also check out the upcycled chandelier project I completed a few weeks ago! This was also a Habitat for Humanity ReStore fixture!