Light bar turned into......

lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PASeptember 22, 2011

Hi everyone. Me again. My latest project.....I turned this bathroom light bar into a tea light candle holder. Fits perfectly on my bay window. Not thrilled with how the paint effect turned out, but it'll do. I was trying to match the other things I have placed on the window, and I got pretty close, but it's not perfect. It's good enough, though. I put so much paint on this thing!

Before Picture:

After Picture:

At least I finally figured out how to resize the pics thanks to some other GWeb members - thank yopu!! Now you don't have to scroll all over the page to see them. :)

Happy treasure-making!

Alicia

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sunnyca_gw

Came out lovely! Nice reuse & gives off a lovely glow! Jan

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 1:36AM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

Thanks, Jan. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. It looks nice at night when it's lit. This was an easy re-do project.

Now off to the next one.....I'm trying to clear out my storage room of all the projects I've started over the years! :)

Alicia

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 4:02PM
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I'm tempted to go out and buy a new one just so I can do that!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 4:37PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

I know. Isn't it addicting? I'll end up going to the local used furniture and thrift stores just to see if I can find something because I saw it on here!

My husband said I overpaid for it, but this was probably all the lady sold that day at her yard sale. I paid $4, so if I overpaid, oh, well. Then I made her day. :) I need to learn how to negotiate prices, I guess.

I stood there looking at it trying to think what I could do with it, and I think the lady thought I didn't know what it was, so she told me it was a light bar. I then told her what I was going to do with it, which is why I was looking so hard at it, and she was amazed with the idea. So much so that I think she was sorry she sold it! :))

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 5:08PM
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laurastheme

That's AWESOME!!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 12:25AM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

Thanks, laurastheme! A smaller one would be nice to find now! :) This one must have been above a pretty big mirror.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 11:34PM
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nanaofmany08

i love it i need to find one now and redo it with wrapping paper make it a all season one with stickers or maybe aleene tacky over& over glue not sure of the name but u put it on the back of a pic and let it dry overnite and then u can put it on anything & take it off and replace it on something else

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 4:03PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

I just saw one that a lady painted all black to match her decor and then decroated it for the holidays with holiday greens and berries. You'd just have to be careful that none of that was too close to where it would catch fire.

I'm always on the lookout for more light bars. :) Would love to make more as gifts for family members.

Alicia

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 9:53PM
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kim546

You can use battery tea lights also!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 11:41PM
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nanaofmany08

goodwill had one for 5 .00 and now i wished i had gotten it lol

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 10:25AM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

Just picked up another light bar today. They actually had two, one bigger like above and one smaller, but I bought the smaller one. I plan on trying to sell it or give it to a family member and don't know if they would have room for a big one like I have. Maybe I'll go back for the bigger one. Who knows. :)

I like the battery-operated tea lights idea. That would add a nice glow too!

Alicia

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 9:47PM
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