5.31.2011

diy hanging light

With very little money, I came up with a new light for my daughter’s room.

I went to the dollar store and purchased two wire domes, the type for covering food outdoors, $1.50 each. Then I purchased a hanging light kit from Ikea for $6.00.

I cut out a hole just big enough for the light socket to fit through snuggly.

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A quick coat of spray paint and I inserted the socket

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Next, I glued the two domes together and added some beads to help disguise the seam

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A simple light for $9.00


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I thought of other ways to dress it up, adding flowers or butterflies, but that’s not who my daughter is; she likes simple and is not “girly” at all.

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18 comments:

  1. That is so awesome Mel! Really creative! :)

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  2. I LOVE this, it is so cute!!! The whole room looks really great :)

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  3. Love your color combo here! The light cover is really creative. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment!

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  4. So cute and creative! Wow your daughter's room is gorgeous. Can I move in?

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  5. This is so clever and cute! The turquoise really pops against the walls! Love it!

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  6. So cool, and the color, well I'm in love!

    Megan

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  7. Awesome idea! And the color scheme in the room is magnificent.

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  8. that is darling! the beads on the seam take it from being great to excellent! i would love it if you shared this at my tip-toe thru tuesday party (open until friday). hope to see you there! http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com/2011/05/1st-ever-tip-toe-thru-tuesday-party.html

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  9. OMG, that's fantastic! It's perfect in the room, and you know I love the color.

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  10. Oh! That is SO amazing! I am in awe! I love this idea~ it is one of the most unique and beautiful light fixtures I've ever seen, too. :)

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  11. I absolutely love what you have done with this room!! The colors are great and you've redone everything so beautifully. Makes me want to move in there!!

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  12. Totally doing this in my living room! Lol. Follower from the DIY Project Parade. Love a follow back at

    http://twoprincessesandoneprince.blogspot.com/

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  13. That is such a good idea! Fabulous! Thanks for the bamboo idea - it worked! I am hanging the blind tomorrow and hopefully have photos up soon! Many thanks:)

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  14. Beautiful! So simple and so creative! Great job!

    :)

    Roeshel

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  15. A idéia é ótima!!!!!! Parabéns!!!!!!! Beijos
    RE

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  16. Looks so sweet! One question - since you glued the domes together, how are you going to replace the lightbulb? From the top?

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  17. super cute. you are awesome.

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