So after looking around at Lowe's and not really finding exactly what we liked, (truth--we didn't want to spend a ton on this light) I looked up at Mitch and I could see his wheels spinnin'. I asked him what he had in mind and the genius suggested we buy this light (that was less than $5)
and since we weren't a fan of the holy whiteness going on or the shape of the globe, he suggested that I spray the base oil rubbed bronze (which we already had) and swap out the globe for this one.
Isn't he so smart? I'm one lucky girl. And I also happen to be a fan of schoolhouse lighting, so I was on board. Plus the schoolhouse globe was under $5 too. Shabam.
I used this.
And here's Mitchell sawing away at the ceiling after (of course) he measured everything out perfectly. He's getting so good at this!!
Check out the chunk o' ceiling he pulled out! That puppy was thicker than the electric box he put in. There's drywall, tiles, then drywall. Explanation: When we moved in, the entire house had bugly (butt-ugly--and yes, Mitch coined that term) ceiling tile. So when we redid our kitchen a year ago, we drywalled the ceiling right on top of the tiles. You can read all about that here.
Look at how tiny that bulb looks in Mitch's hand--ha!
Um...so I didn't get a super close-up cause I botched the paint job. I get excited with these things and don't want to wait the allotted time for things to dry, so I oversprayed the base and it's kinda drippy looking. I'm planning on getting on that today. Thankfully, Mitch is pretty much the only person who can see it:)
And here's our new hall light. I'm so excited:) It's simple and kinda one-of-a kind, thanks to our spin on it.
So there ya go--we have a new light that we rigged ourselves and it cost around $10. Pretty sweet, right? Now onto that trim...
The Shabby Nest
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