Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lightin up...

The house. Not a dooby. Just thought I'd be specific.

So I decided what I wanted and there was no talking me out of it. I wanted this beauty from Barn Light Electric.

$138 a piece, not including shipping. Boo. I almost bought two of them about 5 times. But the DIYer in me thought there had to be a cheaper way.

Turns out there is. I found these lights for $30 a piece at Lowes (they have the same ones at Home Depot).

I just spray painted them the red color I wanted. They look exactly like the ones I wanted but $63.00 instead of $276.00 not including shipping. I almost painted them yellow but thought I might get sick of that quickly.

I taped off the inside so I'd have a straight line. It took about 30 minutes to dry and they were ready to hang.

Imagine the possibilities! Buy this light (which is white on the inside by the way) and it can be whatever color you want if you paint it yourself. And cheap too!

As you can see, I decided to put the picket fences above the cabinets and I LOVE it. I just need to find more chippy ones for the front of my house.

And one last close up...


  1. Amazing, I love it!! Lowe's has great light fixtures... I recently saw one that looked an awful lot like a RH one for many hundreds of $$ and it was I think $63? Wish I had snapped a picture. Anyways love it. Cant wait to see the rest of your house, u have great taste! :)

  2. Love that you found these for such a great deal! And the picket fences on top of the cabinets is such a fantastic idea for such a large space! Normally, accessories tend to get lost with high ceilings like that! Thanks for the inspiration, I always love reading your posts!

  3. Aaaaah, the power of spray paint. Brilliant! Love it!

  4. u know that feeling when u look at ur blog list and u see certain people have posted and u feel giddy to see what they have done???? that's how i feel when i see "grand design" at the top of my blog list!!! I find my self staring at each picture for minutes as i try to take in the details, then when i am finished i go back to posts u have already done and "re-stare" at ur amazing ideas! There isnt a time that i don't think of u when i pass a hole the wall 'junk store'.... we miss seeing u guys out for sunday dinners at the compound!! u r a rockstar!!

  5. I have looked at this fixture 2 times now at Lowes & still haven't brought it home. I think I will now :) I am inspired!!