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

Buttoneering lanterns before

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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Applesauce Jar Sconces

applesauce jar

Erin of His and Hers once enjoyed the hobby of raiding recycling bins for treasures. A couple of applesauce jars from her days of digging came to the rescue when Erin and her husband Rick were looking to update the lighting in their half bath.   Rick and Erin replaced the outdated shades on their {…Read More…}

Coffee Can Lamp

If you can’t start your morning without that cup (or two or three!) of joe, then you probably go through quite a few coffee cans. You may be stowing them away with future plans to upcycle them into something fabulous. One original idea I recently stumbled upon is this coffee can lamp that Jamie shared {…Read More…}

Tea Light Candle Chandelier

Cheryl from Dillon’s Digital Designs found part of an old chandelier sticking out of her neighbor’s trash can and snatched it. After spray painting it a rich oil rubbed bronze, Cheryl replaced the wiring and metal pieces on each end with Goodwill glasses and tea lights. Cheryl says, “It will go above my jacuzzi tub {…Read More…}

T-Shirt Light Cover

I know we’ve all got about a million old t-shirts lurking in the corners of our drawers and closets. Why not upcycle them into a fun light cover like Jade from The Jaderbomb Blog? This project involves cutting the shirts into strips and then weaving them together with a hula hoop to create a cone-shaped {…Read More…}

Shirt Covered Lampshade

While in the process of updating her boys’ bedroom, Beth from Home Stories A2Z needed a lamp for the space. Beth found the old lamp that used to be hers as a child in her parent’s attic. It even still wore the Cinnamon Toast Crunch sticker that Beth had “decorated” it with as a young {…Read More…}

Coral Painted Lamp

If you are one of my Infarrantly Creative readers (which I hope you are!), you may have seen this brassy lamp that I grabbed from the top of a dumpster. I really don’t even know why I took it. I guess I just can’t pass by a free piece of potential treasure! The fact that {…Read More…}