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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


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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Jessica | Petal + Ply

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Super fun light fixture. Very creative!


Saturday 4th of November 2017

That is soooo cool! Great job!


Thursday 2nd of November 2017

The color you choose is so soothing, perfect for a master retreat. Lighting is so important to a space and this light is so special. You have created a wonderful ambiance.

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

I really like the blue and that you used a mason jar. Very creative project. Can't wait to see the rest of the room. #HomeMattersParty