Sunday, March 7, 2010

Let There Be Light!

I have embarked on refreshing my daughters bedroom! She recieved a Justice catalogue in the mail and we both went crazy over all the fun, bright colors. We decided as a team to spruce up her room. I stole an idea I had seen at an antique store not far from the house. I wanted desperately to have a chandelier in my daughters room, but just couldn't make myself buy one. They seem ridiculously priced for a childs room so I improvised and made one myself!

A few years ago my neighbors updated their kitchen and were throwing away their very outdated kitchen light. Not wanting anything that still worked to go to waste, my husband put the light in a pile in the garage. I disassembled the light and spray painted the fixture lime green!
I bought some big "jewels" at walmart on clearance for $3. I then dug into my jewelry making/beading box and whipped up a few strings to tie it all together.I tried to find little lamp shades to go on the bulbs but that would have cut the light down. The shades that work only allow 15 watts and that just wasn't enough light for my little princess to play. However, now the light is blinding but it can be switched to 'down light only' if needed.
I love the way it sparkles but is still funky fun for her!

The only thing lacking is a medallion for the ceiling to make it really stand out. Isn't is fun to take somebody else's junk and make it work for you?
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