I love a good upcycling project. I’ve had this candelabra style light for quite some time now and as you can see by the design, it is very Christmasy. The light itself gives off a cosy glow at night and works off a timer so turns on at dusk and goes off just in time for bed. I thought it’s a shame to only use it once a year, so I needed to make it fit in with my living room colours and then I could use it all year round. So I made a start!
I thought I would go with some kind of nature theme. I bought these cute little butterflies and a dandelion clock to replace the stags and fir trees. They cost around £3.00 altogether.
What I Used
PlastiKote Spray Paint – Sky blue
Plastikote Spray Paint – Flat white
Firstly I took off the existing shapes with a pair of pliers. Once that was done I gave it a rub down with a scourer and covered up the bulbs with some masking tape.
After I made sure the red paint was all covered, I left it to dry and moved on to the butterflies and dandelion clock white.
Finally, I adhered the finished pieces to the light with a glue gun.
My new light! Now it matches in perfectly with the rest of our living room and no longer gathers dust in the outhouse.
What do you think?
Have you upcycled anything recently?