8.23.2011

Repeat after me: Spray paint is your friend.

So I had this fantabulous entry light fixture, circa 1982:


I also had this Ballard Design catalogue with a couple pictures that gave me deja vu:


and


I also had a can of ORB spray paint.  Or three.
And a hubby who removes icky glass from 80's light fixtures.

And I gave myself a knock-off Ballard lantern:




I know.  Cuteness.

I also finished touching up the trim in this entry, the trim and walls in my cra(p)ft room, and burned a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich.  
It was a rather good day considering.

Room reveals coming soon.
Parties!
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
One Project at a Time @ A bowl full of lemons
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground


24 comments:

judi said...

cindy,
this is what i love about blogland. creative genius and spray paint in one fell swoop! your entry light doesn't even look like a distant cousin to the circa 1982 (btw the year i got married). i am in awe of the makeover.

Designing Domesticity said...

Looks great - and very close to the ballard designs one! Well done. liz

Maureen said...

Yes..sirree spray paint is da bomb! I am frantically trying to prep things for the "no spray painting season". Cold weather is not a friend to spray paint.

NanaDiana said...

Love it- It looks pretty darned close to the Ballard one! Amazing how everything that goes around comes around again in one form or another, isn't it? Nice to see you posting and I'll look forward to seeing what you have been up to! xo Diana

Jenny said...

Awesome!!! I love it! I have seen some great fixtures like this at ReStore and need to just make the leap and try it! Fantastic.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Looks great, Cindy. One of those would look great in our entry.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

AMAZING transformation... can't believe that all happened with just spray paint. Awesome.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

What a great transformation! Isn't paint amazing?!!

Polly said...

Genius! love it!!

Stephanie said...

Cindy - WELCOME back!!! I missed your blog and humor and inspiration. I hope you and your Mom are both well. I started my own blog after much thought. Onenoplacelikehome.blogspot.com Come over for a visit.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'm a little amazed at how much more current it looks now. I have one~I should just take out the glass and paint it!

Cool, Cindy!

gina3 said...

It's amazing what a can of spray paint can do. I did not see that cute light fixture coming. I thought you were showing it and then replacing it and about to show us your new one. It looks just as great as the ones in Ballards!

Katherine said...

Your right...love spray paint. Also love the light fixture. That is so cool looking.

Traci said...

Great job! It just proves every thing old is new again.
Traci

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I look through those catalogs and find many ideas to use things I already have. Love your light fixture update, it DOES look just like Ballards! Great idea to update what you had already. Looking forward to your reveals!

Claudia said...

Excellent! Well done, my friend.

xo
Claudia

Goldie said...

I love the way your's turned out and for so much better cost! Great job!

Comeca Jones said...

Perfection.

Jenny said...

Looks awesome!

Traci said...

Oohhh, I just saw a light like yours on Craigslist...and thought to myself. That is so outdated. And, then I see yours and it is stunning. Looks just like Ballards! I love getting inspired!

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Heidi said...

that is just too good!
:)Heidi

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Cindy, REALLY wonderful! I love these lanterns, gosh, who would ever know it was from the 80's. Good Save!! thanks for linking up to VIF!! xo Debra

Nancy said...

Oh, my. I about jumped out of my chair to see my ugly entryway light on your blog! It's just genius to take the glass out and paint it ORB! I'll be doing that this weekend. Thanks!!!

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