This is the story of my
almost project fail $5 entryway light.
This was the fixture that was up when we moved in. Interesting…but not a keeper!
I saw this “lantern-looking” light at the Goodwill this summer. I used my 20% off military discount. I figured it would totally be worth a try for $5.
The problem was, I didn’t think about painting around all those pieces of glass. I wanted the fixture to be black and I just thought I would spray paint it, not really thinking about the fact that none of the glass panes came out.
So….there was A LOT of hand painting, there was A LOT of scraping paint off panes, there were even permanent marker touch-ups! I seriously thought about making it an open lantern and busting all the glass out!
…but after working on it for what seemed like forever, I finally finished it up enough to hang it.
…and I think it is one heck of a replacement for $5!