....this cheap 1990s chandelier that came with our 1975 trailer house. I've hated this thing ever since I moved in and decided I needed in a new chandelier. I couldn't afford the vintage looking ones I was originally looking at, so I got the idea to try to turn it into Mason jar chandelier. Josiah (my 12 year old son) helped me see that we could get the wire rack holding the prisms off so we could somehow attach the Mason jars onto the lights.
I bought these vintage colored blue Mason jars on Amazon for around $20. I know I could have got a better deal if I'd looked around more, but I didn't want to wait. Oh well, $20 for a new chandelier plus a $4 can of spray paint was super cheap compared to the prices I was looking at for a new one.
Hailey was in mourning over the loss of our ugly dining room chandelier, so I told her we could take the wire holding the prisms and make it work on her bedroom light fixture. She got to pick her color of spray paint and hung it up by a string from the clothesline and went to town with the spray paint.
Her ugly, cheap light cover is gone and in its place is a little girl's dream chandelier. Sweet! I avoided that crisis! She was thrilled and I ended up with two upcycled chandeliers out of the old ugly one. Can't beat that!
Before I throw something away, I'm really trying to think if there is something fun, cute or useful I could use it for. The TV show on Netflix called "Flea Market Flip" has been my inspiration. My kids can help me see new uses, too.
Still in love with spray paint! Hailey and I are going to start spray painting lots of items in the kids' bathroom next. We're bringing life to this old place one can of spray paint at a time!