Sunday, April 11, 2010

More Trash to Flash...

The latest transformation is finished! 

I showed you a little peek here of the 1970's timber and brass light fitting I found at Lifeline for $4. Here it is in all it's gory glory... It would have once had glass shades over each of the bulbs, but they were long gone.

 Niiiiiiiice! Not.

But it will be. First I had to find out  how it came apart so I could paint it.

Then I had to strip out all of the electrical bits. There were quite a lot! These all went in the bin.

I gave all the nasty brassy bits a coat of silver spray paint...

and all the wooden parts got a coat of red craft paint (because that's what I had on hand).

Once the red was dry, I added a coat of clear spray sealer, 'cause it will hang outdoors. I put it back together, but did need to find a few small nuts in the shed to use where the electrical bits used to be. (It could also be done with hot glue.)

The finishing touch was to buy 3 tea light candle holders from Prices Plus (they were .50c each) and pop them into the spots where the bulbs used to be. I added a small length of chain (from Bunnings) and D drilled a hole in the ceiling of our outdoor area for a hook.

Ta Da!

And it looks even better at night...

P.S. "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."  ~Chinese Proverb

*I am linking up with Made By You Mondays @ Skip To My Lou*
*and DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land*
*Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm*
*Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Reinvented
*Look What I Made Day @ Creations by Kara*
*Show and Share Day @ Just A Girl*
Go and see some of the other cool projects out in Blogland!


Candy Perfume Girl said...

Looking good!!It'd be nice at night

Allison Shops said...

What a great idea! It turned out lovely.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your thrifty light fixture...come by and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PAR-TAY!


I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

helenabelle said...

Great transformation! I like that you used it outside. :) Thanks for sharing.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

delightful in every way! I love it! I hopped over from Between Naps on the Porch and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

Katherine said...

Looks great, well done. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Anonymous said...

Love how it turned out! The red color is beautiful!


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