Saturday, November 17, 2012

Industrial Pendant Light Makeover (Wayfair DIY Blogger Challenge)

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Hello, friends! How have you been? I've been swamped with life, love, and other mysteries. Actually, I've been busy, busy, busy with work. Not too exciting or romantic, huh? We've made lots of progress on our master bath reno, too. The flooring has arrived and will be going in soon...I hope! After that, we can finally get the vanity, tub, etc. put in. Yay!


One exciting thing is that I was asked to participate in the Wayfair DIY Blogger Challenge. I was able to pick between three items, and I went with this fabulous white pendant light. It's metal, super light weight, and has a great industrial feel. For this challenge, I wanted to create a sophisticated, masculine feel so that it would coordinate with the antique lab table in my workspace. With a gift card provided by Giftcards.com, I purchased all the goodies for the project. 



I put on my painting mask, gave the fixture a light sanding, and then sprayed the inside an antique gold.


Once the inside dried, I flipped it over and coated the outside of the light fixture and the cord with a couple coats of chalkboard paint. I love the matte finish. Plus, if I wanted, I could decorate it up with an artistic chalk pattern. Hmmm...I'll save that for another day.


Here it is above the vintage lab table. It's a bit difficult to see the light now, but that's what I like a about it. It blends into the chalkboard behind it. Perfect!


Loving that gold on the inside.


The new colors make it feel right at home amongst the industrial feel of the rest of the space. Thanks, Wayfair and Giftcards.com, for inspiring me and letting me participate in your DIY Blogger Challenge! Visit Wayfair on their site, blog, Facebook, and Pinterest.

14 comments:

  1. You rocked it! Love the whole vignette. When you get tired of that lab table...give me a shout. ;)

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  2. Great transformation! The black really suits the style better and I love the gold interior! Chalkboard paint was a cool idea! You can draw on it or leave messages on it, etc. Clever you! Hugs, Leena

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  3. Just perfect for your space:)

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  4. ditto on the lab table...I'll take it after Susan is tired of it! lamp looks great - wouldn't have thought of chalkboard paint for the outside...now I'm thinking...!

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  5. Oh this is awesome! The gold definitely makes it.

    Angela

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  6. That looks really, really great. It is perfect in that setting! You don't miss the white, huh?;>) xo Diana

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  7. Looks great! I love the color combo- the gold really ties in well with the gold tones of the wood. And speaking of lab bench- wow! Hubby is a chemist, but I've never seen pretty, vintage benches like that where he works! :)

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  8. I love the amount of texture in this photo... and the light is awesome! Just pinned it.

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  9. Love how you sprayed it gold underneath.

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  10. what a wonderful project, great idea!!!

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  11. gorgeous! love black and gold together. so chic!

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  12. I'm going to do the exact same thing! I picked up some pendants just like that from Ikea but they didn't have the colour I wanted and now I'm thinking the chalkboard spraypaint would work perfect - thanks! Your lamp turned out great, love the workspace area!

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  13. Love this make over! Your photos are masterpieces in themselves.

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