Sunday, December 18, 2016

From Frumpy to Fabulous: How to Re-Do a Dome Light

I spent some time looking into cute lighting options for Sofia's room.  What was in there before was an ugly dome light with brass finish and frosted glass.  I needed something flush mount because of the low ceilings and the loft.  I loved this light from Pottery Barn Kids:

Star Flushmount

Because I was spending plenty of money in this room already I didn't want to spend another $180 for the light.  In the end I couldn't find anything I liked for a price I liked so I decided to just keep the dome light but spruce it up a bit.  I bought these plastic chandelier gems from Amazon for $7.50:

Clear Acrylic Chandelier Drops - Pkg of 112

I also used some embroidery hoops that I had laying around the house and some thin wire from Home Depot.

First I measured the width of the plastic chandelier drop.

It was 3/4 of an inch wide, so I marked off every 3/4" around the embroidery hoops and using a small bit I drilled a hole through the hoop every 3/4".  

I then cut short pieces of wire and used that to attach the chandelier drop to the hoop with a twist.

I then attached the largest hoop to the ceiling around the light using small hooks.

You can see in this picture that I painted the brass part of the light purple before beginning this project.  I then used more wire to attach each hoop to the smaller one below it.

Although I don't think the finished product looks that great Sofia proclaimed it her favorite thing in the whole room.  That girl really loves sparkle!  You can still see the dome light but the chandelier drops slightly distract you from the ugly light underneath.  I'm getting super close to completing this room!

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