Laundry is not fun. Especially when you have a broken laundry basket. So I've been on the hunt for a new one. And there are TONS out there. But I didn't want to pay what they were asking. Especially because I know I can fix something to make it just as cute if not cuter than what I could buy.
So.... I found this little beauty at my local thrift store for a whopping $5.20. A can of spray paint and left over fabric later, I've got this.
It matches (or will match) our master bedroom perfectly. Plus, it was a fraction of the cost I would have paid had I not waited 3 months to find something that I could fix myself.
Hello all!!! I've been looking for a while for something that I can hand over my bed, unfortunately, my budget limits me to about...nothing to spend. Fortunately, I'm a little bit crafty and decided to try to make something out of things I already had.
I saw a bunch of tutorials all over the internet about these little lights, so I thought, why not make one???
I had balloons, modge podge, and plastic gloves. Unfortunately, no hemp cord, but that's ok because it's cheap cheap cheap at walmart.
But be warned my friends, this get's MESSY. I'm not kidding. It's messy.
So here's my tutorial.
You also need: a cord that has an plug for the wall and a place to screw in a light bulbon that cord ***get a light bulb too*** (I don't know the technical term) but I got mine at Home Depot they call it "Westinghouse 6ft Cord Set" it was $5.00 Ikea sells one too, it's not called the same thing, but there's is only $4.oo
note: if you want this to be a perfectly round pendant, don't use a balloon. Get a ball from walmart or something and use that. Just know that you eventually have to pop it and get it out without ruining your pendant. A balloon will probably make your pendant look more like a beehive than a circle. But that doesn't bug me. get it? "bug" ha.
Step 1: Make sure that you leave an opening at the top of your pendant for you to be able to fit a cord and more importantly a light bulb through. Otherwise, your pendant is useless.
Unfortunately, there's a couple steps in here that I missed with my camera because it died. But, this is what you need to do.
Step 3: Pop the balloon or ball and remove from shape. If you used a plastic ball, it's probably easiest to reach your hand in with scissors and cut the ball into more manageable pieces that you can pull out so that you don't ruin the pendant.
Step 4: Take your light cord thingy and some left over hemp cord and attach the light cord with your hemp cord to the light pendant. confusing???? maybe. But I'm not really sure how else to word it. You're smart. You'll figure it out.
I haven't hung it up in our bedroom yet because I need to get an extension cord so that I can run it from the ceiling to an outlet, but, i love it. I think it will be SO cute!! Plus, it gives off this really awesome ambient light.
I hope this tutorial makes sense. Never really written one like this. But if it doesn't make sense to you, you can find a lot of others all over the internet that make the same thing and follow one of theirs.
The hubs and I walked to Home Depot last night and picked out some paint colors!! I am so excited about them!!
Apart from the wall, we're redoing these two beauties...
this beautiful little desk (which I've already redone once) is getting a total makeover! It's turning yellow! And I'm building some shelving built in the open spaces It'll look so good!! I wish I could find a dresser I could refinish instead, but I can't seem to find one.. grr..
and yes, the most controversial thing that I am refinishing, my piano. let's face it people, I'm not a wood purist, and a lime green piano would be so cute in my house, and it's happening.
Apart from those projects, which are my biggest. I've also got a thrifted mirror I need to paint, and a thrifted laundry basket that's going to be adorable! Plus, 3 poufs and 2 bags.