Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Liquid Gold

Good morning, friends! I have a quick and easy DIY for ya today. Yesterday, as I was literally in the middle of three other projects, I looked over at a box from my neighbor that was sitting on our kitchen table. She (my neighbor) brought the box over and said if I wanted anything in it, take it or else it's going to the curb. Of course I couldn't let that happen. The box was filled with random stuff like cups, plates, and a sad little light sticking out of the top. The light reminded me of college, since every kid pretty much has one of these guys. No frills. Just something to get the job done as you're studying into the wee hours of the night.

Then I thought, "That guy needs a makeover. Like really bad." The first thing I did was to cut the black plastic thingy around the neck of it. Not really sure what the purpose of that thing was, but I think it instantly made the light more cool. Brought an industrial vibe to it.

Then I simply took the light outside and gave it a couple coats of gold spray paint.

 I was thinking gold all along (since I just sprayed some hardware gold), but I jumped on Schoolhouse Electric's website for some inspiration and found this light. Pretty dang close to my little guy, right?

One major difference is price though. The Schoolhouse one is $189. Granted, I'm sure it's made a million times better than mine, but I'm pretty happy with how mine turned out.

Plus it was free. I mean, can't beat that.'s a sneak peek at that hardware I was telling you about...I'm excited to show you this new (to us) piece of furniture I redid for the boys' room. So that's next--a fall tour of their room.

Have a great hump day! We're going to a parade tonight...that's one way we Lancaster Countians usher in fall--our small towns have fairs which start with a parade on Wednesday evenings. Bring on the floats and candy!


  1. This reminds me of the popular Target lamp floating around. Right now I'm really into instant gratification projects so this would be a perfect. Now I just need a dorky desk lamp!

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