Let there be "light"...

...again!  Things are finally starting to come together in Kelli's new house!

If you remember, this house was straight out of the 70's...literally!  The previous owner had done some updating in other parts of the house, but had never touched one thing in the kitchen...can you even imagine?!  From the hideous paneling to the VERY worn linoleum flooring, it stood exactly how it had been in the late 70's.  In Polly's defense, (you remember Polly, right?  I used some of her old cabinet doors to create these and these) she kept things immaculate.  She had some strange decorating ideas, but all in all the house was clean!

Anyhoo, when dismantling things to prepare for some kitchen "demo" we had to remove the light fixture in the eating area.  Our first thought was GARBAGE, but when I gave it a second look, the wheels started to turn.  Not so fast, after all Kelli is on somewhat of a budget...why not try and save that light and give it new life.  Here is a not so good picture of it sitting on my kitchen table (minus it's hurricane glass thingy's (which Polly was kind enough to replace a few before she left).

Does this thing scream 70's or what?!  I had already wrapped the beautiful wood piece in the middle in preparation for it's first coat of paint.  Kelli wanted it Brush Nickel...to go with another light fixture that I made (sorry, not hung yet...that is for a future reveal!)

You know me...I am always in too big of a hurry to take "in progress" pictures, so without further ado, here is how it looks now:

She chose Valspar's, Lime Twist as a fun accent color!  One more peek:

Whatcha' think?  Not bad for about $8 worth of paint!  We love it!

Now for a little "teaser".  Does this look familiar at all:

Stay tuned to see this reveal coming soon!  Can't wait to share this one too!

Till then...

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gail@My Repurposed Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE the new look of the chandelier! :) It looks great in the room.
I can't wait to see what you have in store for your next victim... I mean piece.


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

how fun! i love the pop of green..... and i can't wait to see that yellow piece!

MG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I adore this makeover!!! So great! Anxiously awaiting the big reveal!!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great new look for the chandy. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Primitive and Proper. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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