San Francisco is made up of old homes turned rentals and I happen to live in one of those beauties! Full of great character, lovely charm aaaand out dated fixtures. haha! As a rental you can only do so much to give the place a facelift, paint goes a long way with walls and furniture but those run of the mill flush mount lighting fixtures...eek!
One day while browsing the free section of Craigslist I came across a company that was getting rid of laminate samples, they were colorful and made my creative brain start to tick. I picked them up and brought them home where they sat on my desk for months before inspiration hit. Read More
During a quick trip to Ross I found this sparkly candle holder on the clearance rack. Not exactly sure what I was going to do with it but for $4 it was coming home. I love the faux crystals and thought I could rearrange them into something for my luxe home office makeover...more on that project in the future. Once I removed all of the crystals I saw the bones of the candle holder and was struck with inspiration!
I pulled all of the yellow, white, grey and black laminate chips out of the binders and laid them out. Since the naked candle holder already had small hoops and the laminate chip were already hole punched all I needed was wire to attach them together, which I found at the San Francisco Flower Market.
I strung the chips together and attached them to the candle holder. The original light fixture base was a good size so I removed the screws that held the old glass shade in place and replaced them small S hooks. I then slid the candle holder into the S hooks and Wah-Lah! New and improved modern light fixture!
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