~VINTAGE LIGHT FIXTURES~
(Probably from the 1930's or so)
Now that my Mr. AGPMan is face-deep in school I have made it my mission to stay busy finishing up some of the little projects I've wanted to do for sometime now. In order to help keep our lives flowing smoothly I plan ahead the things I want my guy to work on as that elusive free-time of his becomes available. I've already gotten really good at making lists and prioritizing the things I hope to get finished on any given day. Generally the two of us rest on Sunday and other than going to church we don't do a whole lot. It's truly a no-work-day and we love it! Our son-in-law, Micah, has graciously taken it upon himself to do our lawn-care and for this we are so grateful! Additionally, our son, Brandon, has offered to come help his dad install all of our new windows once they all come in!
I'm tellin' you...the men in my life are simply amazing!
~SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC WALL SCONCES~
(Sweet Deal- $5.00 for the Pair)
Anyway...after finishing up several special orders yesterday I decided to scrounge around in our garage in hopes of finding a pair of old wall lamps I planned on making over. I purchased them last Fall, but totally forgot about them until last Saturday! I'd tossed them into an old box of spare lamp parts my guy uses for lamp-repair jobs. Can't you believe they were only $5 for the pair????
~PERFECT FOR MY BEDROOM WALL~
Here is the picture of my bedroom I showed you yesterday... I think the Lights will look fabulous placed on each side of the picture, don't you?
~DRYING IN THE MORNING SUN~
(I'm soooo Impatient!)
After cleaning and priming the old fixtures I used VALSPAR spray paint in Churchill Vanilla for both Sconces. As soon as they are fully dried/cured I'll distress them for that fabulous shabby cottage chic charm I just can't seem to get away from! Each Sconce will need new candle covers and I'll be using the flame-style bulbs for gentle lighting! My Mr. AGPMan is going to rewire them on Saturday and hang them in place! I'm so excited! I don't want them hard-wired into the wall and so he'll transform them into the kind that can be plugged into a socket.
~LOVE THE SCROLLY LINES~
(Romantic Lighting at it's Best!)
An off/on switch will be added to the side of each light making it possible to turn them on and off while reading, etc. Isn't that great? I also have ruched cord covers that match the paint on my walls so the cords won't stick out. They won't really show anyway because of the pillows, but I still hate seeing white (or brown!) cords all over the place!
Aren't they fabulous?
~VALSPAR CHURCHILL VANILLA~
Here's the paint can in case you want to try it out for yourself! I LOVE IT!
Hope you are having a glorious Tuesday!
Love to you...