this lighting fixture was not my original plan, but...
I really, really, really like it....alot!
to take as long as a puzzle...okay...maybe not) onto a store bought light fixture
from Home Depot I picked up for $11.99. Actually, two of them.
industrial look going on in my vintage bedroom hallway...although, maybe rusted
up a bit, it would have looked kinda funky!
Because the previous lights were similar to the "boob" lights we all
love to hate now (which incidentally, I always thought looked like a boob...
what would Freud say?)...
....I decided to do something unique to them. Mostly because the wee
chandeliers I coveted for their replacement cost megabucks and partly because
I'm a creative blogger and I can do this. hahaha!
So, I started with the idea that I wanted to spray "Looking Glass" paint
into the glass fixtures to give them the look of mercury glass.
I practiced on a canning jar...alright....two or three of them.
It looked okay from the outside sitting on a shelf....
it up with the lightbulb inside....not so good.
mercury glass look. So, once again, you all get to learn from my retarded
ideas that don't work out!
Now I had to come up with something vintage looking for the glass fixture
that I felt would be unique.
After searching fabric stores galore for just the right lace I wanted, which
in my mind was something more like a doily, I found some
antique hand-tatted lace in an antique shop and hit paydirt!
about cutting them up for what I had in mind, I figured...hmmm...
how often would I use four? Usually two for Dan & I, three if one other person
is over and on the whole with our big family...more than eight are required.
So I did. (Notice how I skipped having just one other couple over...denial)
fixtures, I went over the whole thing with mod-podge again to
give it a frosted look so the light wouldn't be too harsh.
I finished off the fixture itselt with two 9" ceiling medallions purchased
at Home Depot as well.
designs on the ceiling in the evenings when it's lit up!
much more feminine in keeping with the bedroom theme.
Dan said he like them too...but he's like that...always supporting my craziness.
Of course, one thing always leads to another and now my brain is
brimming with other ways to use mod-podged lace!
Saturday Night Special - Unique Lighting - Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday's Best Par.tay - My 1929 Charmer
Turning the Daunting into the Doable - The Project Queen
It's a Cinch Link Party - It All Started With Paint
Tuesday's Treasures - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
White Wednesday - Faded Charm
Rock 'n Share - The Shady Porch
Show Me What You Got - Our Delightful Home
Link It Up Wednesday - Junk in their Trunk
Show & Tell - Mrs. Hines' Class
Open House Party - No Minimalist Here
Spring Fling - I Gotta Create
Transformation Thursday - The Shabby Creek Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday - French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday - At The Picket Fence
Vintage Inspiration - Common Ground
Simply Creations Link Party - Simple Home Life
Latest & Greatest Friday - Days of Chalk and Chocolate
Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party - Natasha in Oz
Creative Me - The Southern Institute
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday - Coastal Charm
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