One of the projects i've wanted to tackle, is new lighting for both Mia and Olivia's room. While looking around my new favorite place ever, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, I saw this:
She had a great shape, was the perfect size and I knew she was exactly what I wanted....... and she was $12!!
I cleaned her off and gave her 2 coats of a glossy white spray paint:
I wasn't sure if it was safe to paint the cord, so I left that alone and decided to cover it with a fabric cord cover. I have bought those covers before and they look pretty simple; why not make my own and save the money?
I took fabric I already had and folded it in half long-ways. Then I glued all the way down and turned it inside out creating a "tube":
I hung the whole thing up and it (thankfully) worked!
Add some cute lamp shades from Ebay and it's all done:
Chandy ~ $12
Shades ~ $20
Spray paint ~ $4
Fabric ~ free
Total cost: $36