Live Pretty on a Penny: Let There Be Foyer Light!

Let There Be Foyer Light!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

When we moved into our home, we noticed that the lights were the traditional, builder grade, cheap-o lights. Though they were not on my immediate to-do list to change out, I always kept my eye out for anything interesting enough to catch my eye. I was fine up until a few weeks ago, when this little beauty caught my eye. It came from the garden section at Marshall's:



Upon seeing it, I immediately thought "ooooh! a foyer light!" yep, just like that. And for only $12.99, I couldn't resist at least trying. So I purchased it, headed to Lowe's for a pendant lighting kit which cost me $19.99, headed home, watched my husband smack his lips just as a "hater" does, and got to work. I placed the lighting kit top in between the smallest hole, screwed it tightly and made sure it was secure. I was left with this:


This is where my husband came in:) I wanted to fixture as flush to the ceiling as possible, so I needed the wire to be cut shorter.


Using some type of electrical wire cutter he was able to cut the cord in half.

He then slightly split the cord to expose the wires to connect in the ceiling. 


* Please note that we disconnected the power to that circuit PRIOR to fiddling around and connecting the new fixture. If we had kept it on, I am pretty sure my husband would have gotten a good shock.


Here is how my foyer looked before the fixture was installed:

Here it is now:


Not too bad for $32 for the garden object and the pendent lighting kit. I am now very happy with my foyer. Even though its not anything grand, its shaping up into something that I adore. Oh, and I have to show you this fixture I came across on line from Shades of Light.

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How much you ask? Try $199.99! Ha! So similar and I am very happy with my budget friendly option,.

Do you like my new fixture as much as I do? Have you taken something used for one thing and used it for something totally different? Well, share it in the comments below!

Until next time...




8 comments:

  1. Love it!! Great thinking the new light looks really good!

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  2. That is a great repurposing. When I saw the first picture I thought it was the Shades of Light fixture. Those saved pennies feel good don't they! Cheers- CT

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  3. This is so cool! What a great statement light!

    Stopping by from Decor and the Dog.

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  4. I love that you were able to find a cool object in the garden section and turn it into a chic light fixture. I turned out really nice, not to mention you got the look you wanted for a lot less.

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  5. I love it! It is every bit as nice as the Shades of Light version.

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