I am in the process of redoing my bedroom, and the light fixture was the first thing in need of an update. I probably should have taken a before pic of the light fixture, so you could get a good laugh. Imagine a ceiling fan with teeny tiny blades. I am even more embarrassed to admit that I picked it out. Why? I don’t know. No idea. No excuses. Our contractor strongly suggested a ceiling fan in the master. I hate ceiling fans. So I chose the ugliest one? Anyhow, I came to my senses very quickly after it was installed, but there was no money to change it. Inspired by the Pottery Barn beauty below, I set out to look for something more in line with my price range. Craigslist to the rescue!
For $10, yes TEN! I landed this beauty below. The satin nickel was pretty but not what I wanted for my bedroom, so, of course, Rustoleum to the rescue!
I gave her a few coats of this and loved the look.
Tip: In order to easily spray paint a light fixture, try hanging it on a shepherds hook gardening stake. Works like a charm.
To get my PB look, I bought a strand of crystals from saveoncrafts and divided up the strand to appropriately bling my chandy.
At a suggestion of a friend, I covered the white candle-thingies with scrapbook paper. I’m not sure yet if I’m likin’ it. I’ll wait until the bedroom is complete before changing it though. Sometimes you need to see the complete picture before making these detailed decisions.
And yes, I realize these photos are pretty horrible. Please bear with me. I’m in the process of getting some needed accessories for my new camera. Hopefully my new point and shoot will take better pics. Fingers crossed!