After we moved into our house last year, we found out why the previous owner used a light with real candles over the dining room table…..There wasn’t any electrical wiring in the ceiling.
We cleaned up the light he was using, painted it and changed out the candle color, but it was always too small for the room. It did, however, set a romantic mood for Mr. Spring and me when we wanted a special dinner.
When my mom was here, we decided to take a trip to the local ReStore to see if they had any lights that we could rehab for our room. We wanted a style that would hold candles, but it needed to be larger than our existing light. We found this baby. It had seen a better day but would be perfect after we showed it some love.
We removed about 20 years worth of dust…..
and removed all of the wiring. Then we headed to Pinterest and used inspiration from there to come up with our bold paint choice.
We selected a soft yellow that is not as bright as a bus but brighter than lemon juice. If you want to do this, here’s a tip: We did not buy Rustoleum paint, and that was a mistake. The paint ran and gave poor coverage. Two cans of the generic store paint did not complete the job. Then I bought a can of Rustoleum, and what they say is true: No drops, no runs. It covered perfectly and gave a much better finish.
Right now I am using up my remaining green candles, but it’s nice to know I can change the look and mood of the room by just changing the candles. Also, if I ever get tired of the yellow, I know a new look is just one can of Rustoleum away.
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