Look at this beauty! I found her at the ReStore in the little town I grew up in, where my mother still lives.
At first sight, I was ga-ga over the hobnailed milk-glass shades, but the brassy-gold metal and scratched up wood bits were far from pretty!
But for $15.00 I was willing to take the chance with a makeover involving a few different shades of spray-paint!
Out came the painter's tape - I wanted to paint the golden areas silver and the wooden parts antique white. It was a two-part paint project. Lots of taping and re-taping in other areas.
Then after several layers of paint (that yellow-y wood just wouldn't cover!) it was time to put it all back together, re-work the wiring and hang it from the ceiling. And not just any ceiling. It had to go in the 20 foot ceilings in our stairwell!!
My father-in-law assisted my hubby with all of these steps. More hands makes light work!!
This is my father-in-law, Jim, checking the final height.
And here she is!! TA-DA! Doesn't she look marvelous?? So much tidier and brighter and perfect for our vintage-y styled stairwell. This is the last area of our home I am working on. As you can see, I am in need of a covering for the window behind and I have a collection of plates I would like to hang for some extra colour.
But for the now, the light is a lovely new addition.
Here it is, glowing after dark. We chose yellow-y bulbs to make a warm glow.
Oh yes. I love it more and more every day.