hi everyone! i'm elisabeth bova and my blog is bovagoods.
i am so thrilled to be here on faith's place today!
paige is such a sweet friend. and as you already know, she is a very inspiring person. i have seen her house in person and all of the amazing projects she has done since her hubby has been deployed and they are truly inspiring. i am so fortunate to be able to see paige's hard work up close and personal.....and to be able to call her my friend. :)
paige and i have a lot in common:
~we both have two daughters.
~we both love to sew.
~we both love to thrift and redecorate our homes on a dime.
~and we both LOVE spray paint!!!
today i am going to reveal my most recent spray paint make-over.
have you noticed how lanterns seem to be all over the place right now?
i found these two beauties while reading the blog, nest egg.
LOVE that pop of red. (hmmmmm....that would be fun in my kitchen.)
but alas, they are way beyond any budget i ever have. to be honest, i don't ever really have a budget....so, off to the thrift store i go!
at my local habitat for humanity restore, i found this little cutie....
i know what you're thinking.....CUTIE????? isn't that an old ugly 80's brass cheap-O foyer light???
why, yes it is!!! and i only paid $2.00 for it.
i wasn't sure about the white star on the glass, but i thought the lines were good and i loved the detail of the flower on top...it reminded me of the one from nest egg.
stay tuned for some spray paint awesomeness.....
first, i took the light all apart and gave it a nice hot bath.
then, outside it went for a rustoleum gloss white spray paint make-over.
...and here it is hanging in my hallway...
(still need to touch up the ceiling paint)
sorry for all the pictures but since it was nearly impossible to get a decent picture with the lighting in this hallway, i decided to bombard you with half-decent pictures. ;) you get the picture, right?
here is what my hallway light looked like before:
i am loving the new look of the lantern. and for $2 plus a can of spray paint.......now that is good!
want to seen another one of my spray paint projects?
i hope you have been inspired by this little re-do. these lanterns are everywhere in thrift stores. habitat restores are GREAT for lighting...go here to see if there is one in your area.
(if you decided to take on a lighting re-do, please, pretty please have an experienced electrician, or someone who really knows what they are doing, install your light for you. i want you to be alive so you can enjoy your craftiness!)
it has been a blast visiting you all here on faith's place.
thanks paige for letting me share the goods!
****Thank you so much Elisabeth for this post!!! I am inspired to go hunting a pretty lantern like that now for my bathroom. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!******** -Paige