Saturday, January 28, 2012

DIY Light

Don't you love it when an idea comes to fruition and ACTUALLY works? Although this isn't always the case, this time I was pleasantly surprised! I have been wanting to get a fun chandelier light for our laundry room that we recently did a makeover but they are ridiculously expensive.

When I was out browsing I came across this bowl/vase/thingie. That is it's technical name of course.
What if I made it into a crystal light? So I took a risk by buying it and bringing it home to size it up to this baby....
The first step was somehow separating the beaded "bowl" from the base which turned into us man handling it with tools until it came apart (think jaws of life). Then came the test...I unscrewed the old glass light and screwed on the new creation...
Low and behold it fit perfectly!
The new lighting looks much classier then the $24 it cost. 
It's a reminder that projects don't always have to be expensive or fancy as long as you have some fun and at times take a risk creatively!


  1. Leah, That's absolutely gorgeous!!! AND ingenious!!! Can't wait to see it.

  2. So fun!!! And it fit it perfect and my guess is you didn't even measure : )

  3. Glad you guys liked it =) Me measure? I wish I was that patient lol

  4. That is the coolest DIY transformation I've seen in a while! LOVE!

  5. Oh my word, that is AMAZING! I love it! This is one of my favorite light updates ever! :)


  6. Shella- I actually found it at Roth's Dress for Less!