Sometimes fun architectural details in your home are the hardest things to decorate. I know when we were shopping for our house every nook and alcove I was immediately drawn to. It adds character right?! In the end though sometimes these spaces are really complicated to decorate.
In Hailee’s Living Room Makeover we encountered this exact situation. And this is what we did.
Before it was plain Jane.
The only thing going for it was that there was a can light inside.
“But Mandi…” you may be saying, “… I can’t change out a can light fixture, the hole is WAY too big for anything else to be able to fit there!”
The secret to getting a can light turned into a pedant light is SOOOO freakishly easy you might want to kiss me.
Did you know that you an buy a Can Light Convertor at Home Depot? It is a kit that turns a can light into something else!
I don’t have during installment pictures seeing as how Hailee’s husband is an electrician and had it installed before I could get my camera…
But the after looks like this:
Now on to the fixture.
Found it at the DI (Utah’s Version of Goodwill) for $5.00. It was one of those heavens parting, angels singing type moments.
I knew that we wanted a schoolhouse light.
Home Depot only sells the globes. ($5.00 BTW!)
So, that meant that we had to find something that hung down and held the globe. Which we could not find ANYWHERE.
So after hunting (and lets be honest, silently praying) we found this fellow in the back corner of the lighting shelves. I think I might have screeched in excitement….
Clearly some DIYer had already gotten to it seeing as how it was painted and glazed. So I started to paint it. I used Tempo Teal from Sherwin-Williams (one of the 5 best teals ever…the other 4 are also from Sherwin-Williams #truestory) and then glazed it.
I LOVE how it fills the space without overwhelming it and I love how much character it gives with its vintage schoolhouse feel.
You can see the rest of Hailee’s Makeover Projects by clicking on the following links: