The flush mount light in the hallway near the kitchen has long been on my mental “to do” list.
It just seemed to stick out like a sore thumb.
It wasn’t exactly an ugly light fixture, it just didn’t belong in that particular hallway of our particular house.
See what I mean?
So I was thrilled last week to find something on CL that was not only inexpensive, but fit the mental picture I have had for that hallway.
Well, at least I knew it would… once I painted it.
I took it completely apart. Every little screw and glass insert, and each of the metal sleeves which serve as the structural supports for the glass came apart in just a matter of minutes. This made it much easier to spray paint.
It only took one coat of paint, and a touch up here and there and that was it!
I also took a piece of scrap fabric nearly twice as long as the chain and about 4 inches wide, then folded it in half lengthwise, and stitched one long seam. All that remained was to flip it right-side out and put it over the chain like a sleeve.
I am so happy with it!
It is amazing to me how a simple light fixture can make a difference!