Thursday, August 21, 2008

More Mistreatment . . . This Time It Is NOT The Windows

I wanted to post something I just did today to find some space in my house. But first I want to show you the very first thing that I ever mistreated . . . My dining room fixture.

She is not that pretty but when we moved in, she was naked. They had really bright clear bulbs in this thing and clear glass hurricanes over the bulbs. I got these shades at Hobby Lobby for $1 each and hot glued the beading on the edge. That was probably 7 years ago. I really don't like that it is brass but I have gold picture frames and don't know what other color I could paint it. What do you think?

Here is the project that I did in 20 minutes this morning with a full size flat sheet from Walmart ($2.50 on clearance) and my glue gun. Tell me what yo think of my new "scrapbooking supply cabinet". Here is the before picture:

And here is the after picture:

And here is what she is hiding:

Judah didn't seem all that impressed but tell me what you think.


Rona said...

I think it's great. Jonah, too!!

M.L. said...

How darling that light fixture is with the new shades!!

I, too, participated in Nester's mistreatment party. I have added a few more home dec. projects since then. Feel free to take a peek. : )

M.L. #90 at the party

JeanAnnVK said...

Jean Ann here from Blissfully Domestic…I am the Home and Garden Editor. I saw your comment on Nester and wanted to follow up to see if you are interested in being a contributor…could you send information about your blog/website, full name, email and description of what part of home and garden is most interesting to you in terms of your contributions? Come on over to and email me!

Thanks and talk soon!
Jean Ann