So what have I been up to? Not posting too much, but at least I’ve managed to cross a few to-do’s off the list. Doesn’t that just feel sssoooooo good?! I only really make lists so I can cross something off and then I’m like Mrs. da S-H-I-T for the moment. Yeah, I feel that good when I get stuff Done.
I’ll elaborate more tomorrow, but for today (drum roll) I got the light up in the hallway. That’s her home for now, I may move her later to my closet since she’s a bit of a girlie-girl, but I’m very pleased with my piece. Again, here’s what she looked like when I got her for $4 bucks at the ReStore store…
First thing I did was break the entire glass piece out. I debated taking them all out for continuity, but really, who’s going to notice it when it’s up high that only one panel is missing?? So, out it went! Then I taped both sides of the glass – not fun. Primer – better fun.
High gloss red paint – mucho fun!
Notice the small holes at the bottom. I made those with a handy tool that I found at Joanne’s. Yay, for the 40% off coupon, so this bad boy was mine for about 8 buckeroos. New toy to play with!! Giddiness!! (There was a similar tool on Amazon for about $14, and nothing even close at Lowe’s.)
And it worked perfectly to make teeny tiny holes for teeny tiny bells (of course)! Remember that I’d had “the bells” a few posts ago… I’m such a nerd. At least I think I’m witty.
I also got these at Joanne’s in the bridal section for $2 dolla – Holla!
I asked my FIL (Father-in-law) to help me put all the pieces together with a light kit I was taking down anyway. He got ‘er connected and mounted all right. I purchased this fancy bulb that’s supposed to last a million years – 12 in human, but that’s a million in bulb years 😉 And here she is….
I’m liking the fun shadows on the walls and ceiling, although looking at this picture, my walls seem so … sad. They need a bit of color, yes? A definite treatment is in the works for you my hall. Don’t talk to your walls like I do? Start! It’s the only place I get a word in around here!!!