Evolutation of Light Fixture, Part 2

Our new house is a split entry.  I hate split entries.  So, I knew one of the first things we need to tackle was making our entrance awesome (not boring).  We still aren't done gussying it up (yes, that is yellow paint on the ceiling . . who knows why). But, we have at least addressed the worst part.  This UGLY, dusty light.

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I wanted something funky with a little bit of an industrial vibe.  I found several lights I love but with price tags upwards to $200 plus I knew that wasn't going to happen.  My decorating philosophy is cheap.   Also, I love originality.  So, when I saw this little fella at our Habitat ReStore  I knew he had to come home with me to get a new lease on life.

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It was also 25% off day . . . which made this guy extra affordable.

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Now, let me just say spray painting a chandelier is probably the least original idea ever. I have seen tons of painted lights floating around on the internet.   But still, I love the idea of taking something old and giving it a new lease on life.
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Jason used some self etching primer. I told you guys, we is the master of spray paint. He does it so well that you can't even tell that he painted.

 And, the finished light . . . Untitled Jason actually rewired it to make the fake candle things shorter. I'm lucky to love someone who can re-wire a light (and not burn the house down).
Untitled Untitled Still trying to figure out the rest of this space but this light is a HUGE step in the right direction (also this photo sucks). Here is the entry when we moved in. Of course, when we moved the giant dusty mirror we discover the last owner had just painted about it.
 
 Oh, I was so annoyed but Jason happened to find half a gallon of the gray paint in the basement. I guess I will stop complaining about all the crap they left now that it served us so well :).
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That little things make such a big difference.  This light changed the whole mood of the house.  If you want, feel free to follow me on instagram (@jaimebarks).  I've been posting project photos there too.  And, a lot of picture of my kids.  I can't help myself :) 

PS.  I know these photos are super lame. They are just iphone pictures.  Confession, I don't know were my camera is.  I know it got packed . . .  I guess it is one of the few boxes we haven't unpacked yet.  Hopefully we will find it this weekend. Perhaps it is with out coats and throw pillows which still haven't turned up ;).