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DIY Hanging Light With Upcycled Shutter-ORC Week 4

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.

One Room Challenge Week 4-Master Bedroom Retreat

Just in case you missed them, you can see my previous weeks here:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

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In Week 1 I shared a DIY Light Door Project that I made several years ago.

DIY Light Our Crafty Mom

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 Old Shutter-ORC Week 4 Our Crafty MomDIY Hanging Light With Upcycled Shutter

Supplies

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.

DIY Hanging Light With Old Shutter-ORC Week

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.

DIY Hanging Light With Old Shutter-ORC Week 4

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.

DIY Hanging Light With Old Shutter-ORC Week 4

DIY Hanging Light With Old Shutter-ORC Week 4

DIY Hanging Light With Old Shutter-ORC Week 4

Here is a picture of it turned on. It is a very soft, warm glow-perfect for a master retreat!

DIY Hanging Light With Old Shutter-ORC Week 4

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