Last Updated on December 17, 2012 by Kristi Linauer
I just finished installing my DIY hallway light, and didn’t want to wait until tomorrow to post it. I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
I managed to shorten it 4.5 more inches, so now the clearance between the bottom of the light and the floor is 6 feet 7.5 inches. It’s not the ideal 7 feet, but it’s good enough.
I also ended up painting it with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint, which turned out looking really dark…almost black. Doesn’t matter. I love the dark color against the creamy yellow walls!! (I still need to finish the cutting in on the walls. Thank you for kindly overlooking that unfinished detail.)
This might be silly, but I not only love the light. I also love the crazy shadows it casts on the ceiling. And I’m so thankful that it doesn’t cast crazy shadows on the walls and the floor.
There’s lots more to do, but at least I can check this project off the list, and now I can do the rest of the work in a well-lit hallway!
For anyone just now joining in, this light started off looking like this…
And now from that one light, I’ve made a candle holder for John & Alice’s family room…
and then to the remaining chandelier parts, I added two 12” metal hanging baskets from Home Depot…
and used them (sans moss, obviously) to form a “cage” around the chandelier for my hallway.
Waste not, want not!
By the way, I totally believe in giving credit where credit is due. This is not my original idea. I completely ripped this idea off of the amazingly creative Mandi at Vintage Revivals.
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