May 29, 2012

Ironic Candaliere

Before I get to the awesomely easy lighting I just added to my front porch, .......

I have a quick announcement to make...NO, not that kind of announcement. Guess what? I know it isn't June 21st yet BUT......

It is officially Summer at our house 'cuz the Lem-o-nade stand was in full effect yesterday! 
How could you pass by these cuties? 

Okay, now the unofficial photo for marketing purposes. They only made $0.50 but they had fun and they are sooooo ready for Saturdays crowd. 

Now that you know that summer is here, let's move on to the font porch. I love my porch but the fabrics are a bit worn and I have been trying all manner of setups for providing soft lighting for our evening talks.

Here's a close up. Not terrible but if I took a really, really close-up, then you'd see how much work this needs. Very faded and blah.

  I am working on several projects for the porch to freshen it up on a budget so please stop back often to see them and to see the final "reveal". 

I have asked Ty Pennington stop by to let y'all know. He's checking his schedule...

My lighting issue got solved about two months ago on the way to dropping of Big Boy at the middle School. I found a door sidelight on the trash in all it's honey colored goodness. At the time I wasn't sure what I would use it for but when you see stuff like this, ya' gotta grab and go. Just like at thrift stores, you may not have an idea at the time but when you see something super cool, BUY IT!! It will come to you, I promise!

I spray painted it with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze, as usual. I think they should send me a free case  based on all the free press I give them about this product. It just rocks and looks amazing no matter what you put it on. So this got two coats, front and back.
Already looks better. Now how the heck did this become lighting you say?

Take a gander at it.....I call it the "Candaliere" 

Artsy shot

I love it!!! I was able to lay on the bed and read comfortably with my son while the hubster read his paper.     
He wanted to take a picture of me standing on the bed and blowing our the candles! There was no way I was doing that in one breath, while the candaliere spun at an alarming rate of speed. I may have passed least I passed out on a comfy bed =0)

Come back tomorrow to set a spell with me on the porch and find out how I made lighting from a sidelight. Ironic.

Always being renewed,

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  1. Great blog! I am following you from the Made In A Day blog hop! I hope you will stop by Swanky Baby and follow us too! Have a good day!

    Swanky Baby

  2. love this! what a creative use for a found treasure!

  3. Wow, this is a really cool project, now following! Would love for you to visit and follow me too :)


  4. Wow, this is amazing. So creative! I hope you'll visit me at My Dream Canvas!

  5. Hi! Visiting from a link party. This is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!

    I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. it just started! :)

  6. I really love this--so perfect on this great porch. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  7. Such a creative upcycle! Thank you for linking up at our party! :)

  8. Love your candelier! What a fab idea for your trash can find!

    And your daughters are too cute with their silly poses and scuffed up knees!

    .. so happy you shared at our Great Outdoors link party!



  9. Just stopping by to let you know that you've been featured at The Gunny Sack!

  10. Kim, this is fabulous!!!! I will never look at a side door frame the same again! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Queen's Link Party!

  11. I love your cozy comfy porch and that candaliere is totally awesome!

  12. That is so pretty!!! What a fun way to have some lighting! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.

  13. I agree - my girls lemonade stand does signal summer! Here's their marketing ploy - Free Lemonade - Tips Accepted! They make tons - someone even gave them a $10! (maybe I need to start my own stand)!

    Love this candelaire - what a creative use for that old door frame. And that old crib - I need that desperately!

    So glad you joined our Outdoors party.

  14. Kim your porch is so pretty!!! Are you planning on updating the chair this year? I love the shape of them! The chandelier is AMAZING!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  15. WOW!!!!! I am blown away by this.. So creative and cuuuute.. I just adore it.. Featuring you this week.. Thanks SOO much for joining in via Pin'Inspirational Thursdays, hope you are back again this week, wishing you an amazing day.. xo~ Marilyn

  16. Beautiful!!! What a cozy area you hgave created!! I know you will enjoy it! Thanks for sharing at Uncommon! featuring this on our FB page tonight! :)

  17. GOR.GE.OUS! love love love it! xo


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