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 Old Shutter
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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