We had a chandelier from the previous owners hanging above our dining room table. It wasn't amazing but it was functional. It stayed hanging up for a while but we eventually removed it with the intentions of updating it, thinking that taking it down would prompt us to make the moves.
Months went by and we lived in a dark shadow in that area. After contemplating purchasing a new chandelier and even going as far as looking at prices (holy expensive!), we ended up FINALLY getting around to it this weekend and for less than $35.00.
We purchased two cans of spray paint, 8 light bulbs, 8 tube thingies to go over the sockets, and a cap for where it all meets.
We first hung the old chandelier outside on a tree and gave it a really good cleaning, followed by covering the socket thingies with tin-foil.
|hanging up light fixtures on trees is a normal thing to do, right?|
|the layers of caked on dirt and grime were NASTY|
|don't be fooled by the "dark bronze" label|
Time to paint!
After a couple coats of spray paint, it had to dry overnight.
|We hung it up on the pull-up bar so it could dry inside|
|went from this crazy thing....|
|making VERY SLOW progress|
Despite living with a licensed electrician, we had some crappy lighting going on on our house for a while! (We still need to do something about a lamp in the bedroom and are still in the process of lights for the living room-more on that another time though)
I have today off due to elections so I am going to get working on some stuff around the house, some Thanksgiving prep stuff, and maybe even some paperwork (maybe)
Question for you:
What do you do with a "random" day off from work?