Jun 9, 2014

Light Fixture Makeover

Mr. Cookie Puzzle and I are building a new home.  When I say WE....I mean WE...as in WE are doing most of the work ourselves.  We have contracted some stuff. like the framing, electrical and plumbing, but for the most part, we are doing this ourselves.

We are also doing this with the goal of moving into this house debt free.  Using our savings, doing most of the work ourselves and getting creative, we are finally getting to the point where that goal is in site.

I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the creative ways we have been saving money.  Light fixtures are expensive...so I updated a fixture that Mr. Cookie Puzzle picked up at an auction.


 Here she is in all her 1980's shiny brass beauty.
When he first brought it home....my first reaction was
EEEEEEEWWWWWW!


Light Fixture Makeover


But...I was able to transform her into 
something I was proud to have in our new home.

Light Fixture Makeover


I took the light fixture apart, removing all the glass panels and used
painters tape to cover the sockets.  Then using my new best friend, 
I painted the yucky shiny brass surfaces.


It update the look even further, I picked a ceiling medallion
at Lowe's and painted it with the same paint.

I used these medallions several places in the house, they are light weight,
take paint beautifully, and really add a special touch to what
would be a pretty simple light fixture.

Being new to this all DIY, re-purpose blogging thing, 
I did not take step by step pictures, but the process is pretty simple.
I just taped or removed what I did not want to paint, and painted the
rest.  I used almost two cans to get complete coverage. When it was dry, I 
re-assembled it and I had a totally new fixture.


Light Fixture Makeover


For less then $20, I now have a beautiful oil-rubbed bronze light
fixture in my new home, much better then the how much  it 
could have cost me.  Every little bit helps.

I/we got pretty creative with light fixtures in the house,
I will try to get pictures and share more with you.

Getting pictures of light fixtures is NOT an easy process.
Do you have any tips?  Do you take pictures with the 
lights ON or OFF?  

Anyway...have a wonderful Monday...catch ya next time.


29 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much...I enjoying doing this...nothing is safe with me now...I have been spray paining anything that will sit still...light fixtures, towel bars, outlet covers. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  2. This looks pretty cute! Nice job!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica....I enjoy partying with you.

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  3. You did a great job on the light fixture! =) It looks great!

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    1. Thank you Melissa...it is always nice to see you here.

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  4. Love the makeover, looks awesome! Simply Delicious! Would be honored if you would come share this at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (starts Tues. 5pm EST). Blessings...Shari

    http://puregracefarms.com/2014...

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  5. Wow, that looks fabulous! What a transformation-I would never have guessed that was a brassy fixture!

    If you have a minute to spare and would like to join another link up I'd be thrilled if you could share this at my weekly Say G'day party. It's on right now and this would be a fabulous addition!
    http://www.natashainoz.com/2014/06/say-gday-saturday-linky-party-90.html

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  6. Wanted to let you know I just featured your beautiful post @ https://www.facebook.com/Puregracefarms Thanks for linking up to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop today!
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop77/

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  7. Wow. You took something ugly and made it stylish - nice job! I would have never thought to use one of those medallions - typically I don't like them, but you took it and made it part of the light fixture. I guess I'll rethink using a medallion! I'll be pinning this on my DIY board.

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    1. Thank you Val. I am typically not a fan of those medallions either, but with this light fixture, I think it worked really well. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  8. This is FABULOUS! You really did a great job and I also like the post on the 60 Popsicles you have - way to go. Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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    1. Thank you so much Carrie...and thanks for hosting such a wonderful Blog Hop!

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  9. Oh the power of paint - it turned out fabulous!!!
    We're in the middle of gutting one horror of a reno job - ( while living in it - a nightmare lol )
    Pinning now ( visiting from Glitter Glue & Paint
    Hugs from Montreal

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    1. Thank you Suzan. We are in the home stretch of the building, and I will be so happy when it is over. BUT...I am not looking forward to having to move, we have been in our current house for 16+ years....I have "collected" so much stuff!

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  10. Wow, beautifully done! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. I'm off to pin your link! :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for hosting such a wonderful Link Party !

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  11. Wow, this is so beautiful. Our readers loved it, too. This post was one of the most viewed on our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop last week and will be FEATURED on this week's party! See you there :)

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    1. Oh WOW....thank you Sinea....I was so worried that this blog post would not be well received! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party! Have a blessed week...and I will see you again on Wednesday!

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  12. That looks amazing! Pinned! Thanks for being a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. Hope to see you again this week. http://3glol.net/2014/06/16/teach-tuesday-3glol-8/

    Have a great day!

    YOU WERE FEATURED!

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  14. What an awesome transformation--love it!

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  15. I just popped by to say thanks for linking up! Much appreciated.

    Best wishes from Down Under,
    Natasha in Oz

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  16. What a difference, I love the after photo! Thanks for stopping by our Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party. I hope you can join us tonight at 8:30 PM EST - Doree

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    1. Thank you Doree....I will see you tonight

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  17. Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  18. This Rustoleum paint is great! I've used it on ugly gold doorknobs and door hinges. I love how your light fixture looks now. Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie party. It's being featured at this week's party. I hope that you'll stop by again to grab a featured button and to link up another fantastic project at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/06/friday-link-party-72.html

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  19. Great tips, good luck with everything! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  20. Love the light - what a great find!

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