Sprucing Up a Light Switch

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Over at This Silly Girl’s Life, Shelly from DIY Mama shared a simple spruce-up for a basic switch plate. Looking for a a quick and easy way to use up some washi tape and add a little color an personality to a room, Shelly decided the basic white light switches in her daughter’s bathroom could use a little makeover.

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An Update for a Brass Pendant Light

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When Chaney’s parents bough a riverfront home, this dated brass light fixture was part of the deal, she explains at May Richer Fuller Be. Recently, Chaney has been helping them with some updates. After studying the brass and glass pendant light, she decided that instead of replacing the fixture, she just needed to give it a makeover.

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Fancy Chandelier Update

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“We have had a hole over the dining room table for 1.5 years now, waiting for the perfect, inexpensive chandelier to come available,” confesses Jenny at Focus Jennie. “The house came with a perfectly fine chandelier that just plain wasn’t my style, so it has had a home in the garage waiting to be taken to Goodwill.” But when the perfect light just couldn’t be found, Jennie took another look at the unwanted light fixture in her garage.

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Pretty Pool Noodle Luminaries

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Chances are, if you’ve got kids and pool access, you’ve also got pool noodles.  Over at Create. Craft. Love. , Jill has discovered all kinds of neat ways to reuse pool noodles.  Her latest idea is perfect for nighttime yard decor:  pool noodle luminaries! To make these, Jill sliced up several pool noodles.  The hollow {…Read More…}

Porch Lanterns Refabbed

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Over at Little Brags, Christine has been giving her back porch a makeover. She had these two huge brown lanterns to use, but had grown tired of their brown color.

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Granny’s Lamps Get a New Look

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At her blog, Making It In the Mountains, Kristi tells us she’s been planning on giving her Granny’s lamps a makeover ever since her mom passed them along. “I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing and the lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste,” she says.

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Updating a Brass Chandelier with Spray Paint

Homespun with Love chandelier before

At Homespun with Love, a dining room chandelier was getting a little too brassy for its homeowners.  “We looked for some time trying to find a reasonably priced replacement that would suit our decor taste, but try we did with no luck.”

Homespun with Love chandelier before

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Glass Bottle Lanterns

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Stacy from Buttoneeering shares a neat idea for upcycling empty glass bottles into lighting.  She suggests that empty wine or liquor bottles works best for this project, but I bet mason jars would work, too.

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