This light fixture came from Goodwill for $2.99.....
of course it didn't look like this!
Imagine it all brass, wood and brown, no crystals or shade........see, I told you it didn't look like this when I got it! LOL (sorry there's no before pictures, I re-did it before I started blogging) To begin this light's transformation I had to give it a good scrubbing......it was grungy. After that I primed it with Krylon white primer and then gave it 2 or 3 coats of Krylon white paint.
I taped over the socket part that holds the bulb...you don't want to get paint down in there, that would be BAD. While I was in the process of re-doing the light I was looking for a shade that would work....my mom said she had one if it would fit.........I tried it and it fit... YES!~ :) I love FREE! I found a chimney to go under the shade, but I knew it still needed something else. I looked online and found all these wonderful little crystals on sale for 14 cents each! I got them from GSPN Crystals...........they're 55 cents each right now, but this place has weekly specials if you'll sign up for them... sometimes they have some really good deals!
After the crystals arrived I hung them all around the bottom of the light...I think I hung them in every third hole. We got the light all connected and hung up and I put it all together.. I think after everything was all said and done, this light fixture ended up costing...........
Light fixture $2.99
Paint free, I already had it
crystals $7.00 (had some left over too, for my xmas tree!)
install free, I have a sweet hubby
Shade & chimney free..mom and storage closet
Sooooo, my lovely new light cost less than 10 bucks! :) You can't beat that with a stick! LOL
Whenever I see something that has a nice shape, but not a nice finish, I try to imagine what it would look like with a nice coat of white paint...........I pretty much live by that philosophy! :) I call paint a "miracle in a can"! It really is miraculous what a coat of paint can do!
I just LOVE the results!! :)
I'm linking up to
Make it for Mondays @ Cottage Instincts
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Show off your Cottage @ The House in the Roses
It's so very Thrify @ It's so very Cheri
Have a blessed day!