Pottery Barn Copycat!

I have been on the hunt to replace these

two light fixtures in my kitchen since we moved in 3 years ago.

When I spotted this chandelier at Pottery Barn I wanted it!!!  But I had a problem…I needed 2 and they were $199 each!  So I decided I would try to replicate the chandy myself.  Here is what I started with.  They were majorly ugly but the price was right at $5 each at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.


Sorry the picture is sideways I tried to fix it but it wouldn’t save.  GRR!

Anyways……I started by removing that star thing and then I went to my trusty old best friend, spray paint.

For the vine type things I just used green floral wire and spray painted it also.

After both were dry I just twisted the floral wire onto the chandy like so.

Then for the buds I attached clear beads to the wire.

Now drum roll please………………

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Here is the finished product!

Welcome to our Patch

Last year I swooned over this picture much like everyone else.  I sent my mom the picture and she said let’s make those benches!  So we got busy with our benches and then life got in the way and there they set for a year unpainted and unfinished.  Until this year I had the urge to get them back out when I spied this photo again.

I wanted my pumpkins to last more than just one year so I went to Hobby Lobby to look for some pumpkins to paint.  Wow are those expensive!!!  The first one I picked up said $34!!!  No thank you!  That is when I talked my friend into doing some paper mache pumpkins with me.  I used this site for the paste recipe.

It was a major project and ended up taking a couple of weeks to finish the pumpkins but here is the final product!

Some (the little white and orange) of the pumpkins aren’t the paper mache but just ones that were in my fall decor.  After I got my benches set up I decided I needed a fall sign to hang above the pumpkins.  So I got out my cricut and came up with this.

Happy Fall!  Any projects you will be finishing up that are over a year old to make me feel like less of a slacker?  Please share!

Sleeping under the Stars

It is finally done! I had to buckle down before Christmas and get the bed painted. I love the way it has turned out.

My bedroom is finally done!  Yea!

Here is an owl collage I made using black and white paper. Very simple. Total cost was just the price of the frame. I had all the paper.

Handmade Owl Collage

I found black and white damask wrapping paper at Hallmark and covered a stretch canvas. The wrapping paper is actually velvety on the black parts.

Damask Wrapping Paper Covered on a canvas

Ladybug likes to be the center of attention.

Ladybug

Sneak Peak

Silver Balls
I have been a busy little bee lately. I am in the process of painting my bedroom, I am 99.9% done. I still have to finish painting my bed and then hang a few more things on the wall.
New wall color.
I’m obsessed with owls lately! I love them! I made this little guy out of paper to hang in the new room.
Framed Owl
Tonight I will finish up the bed and show you the finished project.