Our beautiful weather continues….I wish it could stay this way forever!
The kitchen updo has been a joy to work on and is almost finished, just a few tweaks before the reveal.
Today I’m sharing how I up-cycled a pair of dark wall scones to cottage charm.
Chico’s Blouse Cottage Shirred Wall Lamps…a very easy, quick and no sew project.
After our kitchen remodel there were three things I regretted:
1) copper tin backsplash
2) the light fixtures
3) Shared at kitchen updo reveal
I’ve never liked the wall scones! We ran over budget during the kitchen remodel and found the cheapest, half way decent lights, I could find. They never really fit the french cottage theme.
I found a Chico’s blouse at GW, $3.99 I love the lace details around the neck and sleeves. There’s also pretty etching on both sides fronts.
I found 3 (only showing 2) lamps shades for $1.25 each at Salvation Army about 4 years ago. They were the perfect size to replace the glass shades.
I turned the Chico blouse inside out…
and slipped the shade inside the sleeve.
I flipped the blouse and shade right side over…
and kept sliding the sleeve down over the shade until…
the top of the sleeve lace lined up with top of shade…then
I flipped the lace down over the shade.
The sleeve was cut off at the blouse’s original sleeve line, folded the edging under to aline with the shades bottom edge. Secured with a few hits of hot glue. I played with the shirring until it looked evenly distributed.
The sconces were painted with AS Old White and antiqued with distressed ink.
All of our wall lights/sconces (bathroom, kitchen) came with these inside..
They were used to replace the “screws” that held up the glass shades to the light fixture. You have to remove the bracket before you can remove the glass shades. Unscrew it, placed my shade up and while holding the shade up screwed the bracket back in, tightly, against the top. It holds it tightly in place!
Shinning bright at night!
Even though the kitchen is very bright, it became difficult to get a good picture, it was darker the higher up the wall.
The pictures really doesn’t give it justice, the fabric shirring really adds a lot of charm.
I know I keep saying this, but I am so happy how these turned out. The main kitchen ceiling light is what’s holding up sharing the kitchen reveal. I have been stumped what to do, tried many things out but didn’t like any of them.
If nothing works out I might just share the kitchen reveal without showing light.
Stop by Sunday’s evening for the Awards from Sunday’s Best #62.