Let me show you how to turn an old shutter into a really cool and modern DIY hanging light in this upcycled shutter project.
Welcome to Week 4 of the One Room Challenge. The ORC is organized by Linda at Calling It Home and sponsored by House Beautiful . For those of you not familiar with ORC, it is a biannual event every April and October where 20 bloggers are invited to makeover a space from start to finish in under 6 weeks.
You can also participate as a guest participant, which is what I am doing.
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In Week 1 I shared a DIY Light Door Project that I made several years ago.
As part of my plan for this master bedroom makeover, I wanted to add a second DIY Hanging Light to the opposite side of the bed to create symmetry. Plus, I just really love the look of hanging lights!
As luck would have it, I had an old shuttered door in my basement that was the perfect size to use for this, so this project is very inexpensive!
DIY Hanging Light With Upcycled Shutter
- Black Cord Set With Toggle Switch
- Open Bottom Mason Jar Glass Shade
- LED Chrome Vintage Edison Bulb
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Turquoise Blue
- Upcurled Wall Bracket Hook
This really was a simple project but I am so happy with how it turned out! I used one of the easiest painting techniques ever-basically a dry brush technique.
Simply use light brush strokes to achieve the coverage that you want. I wanted some of the wood from underneath to show through similar to my first DIY Light project.
Once I was happy with the paint, I attached the wall bracket and then wrapped the cord around it and behind it to plug it in. Then it’s just a matter of adding the mason jar globe and light bulb.
I love the silver mercury glass bulb I found and the open mason jar. It definitely goes with the farmhouse look I am after.
Here is a picture of it turned on. It is a very soft, warm glow-perfect for a master retreat!
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