Tag Archives: Lighting Fixture

Hallway Restroom

8 Sep

Well hello there. When we bought this house we loved that the restrooms were nice and that we didn’t have to re-do anything. See? Really not too bad. Not amazing, but definitely not terrible.

Hall bathroom before.

But if you’ve seen my kitchen, then you’d know that beige isn’t really my color. I like more pops of color. I had found this shower curtain at Target and fell in LOVE with it. It’s so feminine and flirty! But since this is the main restroom in our house, I didn’t want it to be too girly so I had to create some balance with feminine vs. masculine. So one Saturday, I got up and got some paint and got going. Now… a lot of people think that dark paint makes a room look smaller. That’s not totally true. With the right lighting, a dark paint will actually highlight all the available spaces in the actual room. (And not to knock any paint vendors, but I used the Behr paint for this and it was kind of like painting with gravy… maybe I got a bad batch) And … drumroll please… here it is!

This tray was originally one of those “sweet” gold ones. A little spray primer and some white paint… and boom! The ring holder is an antique of my grandmother’s that my mom gave me when I got engaged. LOVE it.

I also replaced the regular light fixture for this little gem that I got on Craigslist for $8. Same story as above; spray primer and high gloss white paint, and removed the glass shades. The little glass crystals I got from an estate sale. Not 100% sure if I like them… but they are just chillin for now.

Bathroom Chandy

I love this light. It used to be nasty gold and now it’s just so pur-ty! And I mean… who else has a chandelier in their bathroom? Me… that’s who.

What do you think about the paint?

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Twine Light Fixture

1 Sep

Hello All! I was really tired of this light fixture in my hallway.

So I was reading some of my favorite blogs and I followed a link to another link (you get the idea) and I got some inspiration to make this bad boy.

 I ran up to my local Hobby Lobby (and $1 Store) and grabbed the items I needed. See below.

Materials needed

Any kind of twine works. I actually used some stuff I used in my garden that was a bit thicker and a bit more rough.  Then here comes the messy part.

Step1: Cut the pieces of twine into pieces pretty much as long as you can manage. Cut at least 20 or so for your first “round”. Get a container that you don’t mind throwing away and fill that up with the Mod Podge. For this little fixture I only used about half of the large one and returned the other one. Then I turned on the TV in the kitchen and I got going.
Step 2: Put a couple pieces of the twine in the glue and pull out. Use your fingers to squeez off the extra glue. And wrap around the ball or whatever item you choose. This is the hard part. It will slide and it’s pretty frustrating till you can get a good base. When you come to an end just try to tuck it under another one and use a little dab of extra glue.  
 

Step 3: Keep going with the twine. You may need to wash your hands off a couple of times b/c the buildup gets pretty bad.

Step 4: Once you get it prettly solid (like above), just let it sit and dry over night. Once it’s dry, poke or cut a hole in the ball. Use the eraser side of a pencil and slowly push in the ball underneath to separate the ball from the twine while the air gets let out.

Step 5: I took the old fixture from above and primed, and painted it with silver spray paint. Then put the bulb in and shove it on in. We were lucky enough to be able to just fit the top part of the light fixture into the hole where I had already cut so we didn’t have to cut another hole.

And then from that you can make this:

 

Ain’t it perty?