Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bed Springs to Chandelier Shades...junky details...

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Yet another "simple idea"...
A while back a Facebook follower posted a picture of her chandelier on my page and asked if I had any ideas for shades.  I immediately thought of springs...and it's been in my head ever since :)
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I decided to try it on my dining room fixture.
What do you think?
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All lit up.
I decided to add some vintage crystals too...just for fun.
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 I think it "coordinates" with my...
Sharing this at...
Beyond the Picket Fence for Under $100 Link Party
Funky Junk Interiors for Sat Nite Special
Knick of Time Tuesday
Show and Share at Coastal Charm

We have been busy with Vacation Bible School this week.  
Today during the lesson today I asked if anyone knew what a "Disciple" was...and one little boy said "It's when you take old stuff and make it into something new". So cute...I guess recycle does rhyme with disciple :)
I still remember my awesome weeks of VBS as a kid.  I hope these little people feel the same way when they are 40+!!

Chat soon,


  1. Such a fun and whimsical light treatment, Laurel! And I have wonderful memories of VBS, too...

  2. Genius Laurel. This is really clever and so unique. Love it.

  3. Oh I use to love vacation bible school!! Those were such sweet memories and times! :) How cute of that little boy! Love your chippy lights and with the crystals!! Have a wonderful rest of the week, enjoy bible school!! :) xo Holly

  4. Love it!! I have some rusty springs...now I need to find a light to add them too.

  5. I love the creative ways you use old springs, including this project. What a cute story, they're so innocent at this age. I have the best memories of VBS...always a special two weeks of our summers.

  6. I think it's pretty dang great! I had forgotten about your dome light cover and it give me an idea for blinging out my kitchen light. Thanks!

  7. I love it! What a fun way to add a rustic touch to your chandelier.

  8. Great use of old springs!! I spent eight hours tearing a queen size bed apart and still have yet to utilize all those springs :D

  9. Way cool, and love the look. I have the bed spring but now I need to find a light! Great way to add rusty charm to a chandelier. It was sweet of you to stop by and let me know you liked my vintage dish lid towel holders!

  10. The springs are so cute! Love the VBS story :)

  11. Laurel, I bought this exact light at a junk store about a month ago with intentions of painting it and adding a little charm. I hung it on my back porch over my old iron table and chairs. I am so "borrowing" your bed springs and crystals idea! I'll blog it and link the credit back to you. First I've got to retrieve that old box springs that I've been eye-ing dumped on someones property. I'm sure they will appreciate me picking up their trash!
    Thanks for the idea, my friend!
    Wishing you God's best,

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