Sunday, March 21, 2010

MY GOODWILL $2.99 COTTAGE LIGHT MAKEOVER.....YOU'RE GONNA LIKE THIS ONE!

This is my transformation of a Goodwill find! Don't you just love finding old stuff and making it new and useful again?! In this case, it was still useful when I got it, but U. G. L. Y.!!! Sometimes we just have to beautify stuff to make it nice again. :)



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
Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality
Have a blessed day!

MELISSA

16 comments:

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Super cute...you are so thrifty and creative with your finds!

Kelly Howard said...

I just love it! You saw the potential in this piece and turned it into a real beauty!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Excellent result! What a bargin too!!

aimee said...

great idea! you sure made that look beautiful.
blessings,
aimee

Atelier de Charo said...

It's looks very well!!!
hugs
Charo

sewingseeds4U said...

You rocked it again...nice transformation. It suits your kitchen perfectly.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Melissa.....That is a great makeover for so very little money! The crystals really make it special...I love crystals!~Patti

Faith said...

So simple, and elegant...
I am learning to "imagine" when I look at things..I hope it gets easier..The lamp looks great and you can't beat the price...Today is Monday...I usually pop over to Goodwill on Monday....Thanks for sharing and being an inspiration.
Have a simply beautiful day...

Nancy said...

What a cute light fixture, it looks so pretty! Thank you so much for the tip on using the oil paint for my brass hardware. I'm going to try it! I can afford that! Lovely blog...like your background too!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very beautiful!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a good job you did. Turned out great.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Gorgeous makeover! And such a great find and price!

Dawn said...

Great cottage makeover. You've saw what it could be and did it!

Lee Laurie said...

I love your light fixture. It turned out really pretty and it looks right at home in your cottage. I love that stuff too...'miracle in a can'. LOL

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Linda said...

What a handsome looking makeover on that $2.99 light fixture! Hope you have a FUN week:)

Blessings,
Linda

Mimi said...

Wow, that came out beautifully...do you know how many of those lights I have passed up, now I won't see one, at all!

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