Welcome....

"...at its core....art is simply the language of the soul" -Robert Redford

Thanks for stopping by. Please enjoy your stay here. Have some Sweet Tea, grab a chair and sit a spell. Rekindle your SOUL, Embrace the ART and Believe your DREAMS. Stay as long as you like and come back soon. Friends are always welcome here.

Wednesday, September 24

Chandelier Upcycled....

....so we have this awful 1970's chandelier in the dining room. Not only is it ugly, but the shades are amber and we play Canasta here every other week. We couldn't see. Not good, baby.
I have no desire to waste my ART money on an uber expensive Light Fixture. So, DH removed it for me and off came the globes. Now, how to paint without getting black down where the light bulbs go?? Hmmm.....ta-da......5 empty toilet paper tubes, one in each socket and I can paint with no worries. So, 2 cans of flat black spray paint and some new but vintage looking seeded clear glass globes and we have a new light. Woo-Hoo!! Just sharing......Shelly

BEFORE

AFTER

All Lit Up

5 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

You are so VERY SMART!! Fabulous idea!! Any idea that doesn't waste ART money is BRILLIANT :O) Looks so much better ----what was everyone thinking with that tacky gold color lol

Diann said...

You did a great job with your light fixture - it does look so much better! The best part is that you didn't have to waste any of your ART money on such a thing!

Dragonlady said...

Oh, I love it Shelly and quess what, I have the same one in my dining room and this looks like something I can do....thank you for sharing it and question, did you also spray paint the chain with the cord running through it?
did you remove the chain and paint it separate form the cord?
Brenda

Shirley B. said...

Cool!! Looks like wrought iron now!! Great idea Shelly!!
Love
Shirley B.

Chrystal S said...

You are amazing Shelly! I love the "new" light fixture! Just fabulous! :)