Hi friends! I hope you enjoyed the last weekend in July! Can you even believe how fast the Summer has flown by?! We have exactly four weeks left until school starts, and I intend to squeeze every last drop out of it. Which means we’re spending a lot of time in the backyard…swimming during the day, and dinners at night.
We’ve already spruced up the patio area (thanks to the Home Depot Challenge), but we needed some ambiance in the evenings…so I whipped up a little light fixture using items we had laying around the house.
This metal fixture has been collecting
rust dust in our shed for years, and was just begging for some spraypaint. Actually, unfortunately for them, most items that cross my path are begging for spraypaint.
After a good power-washing, I chose this raspberry shade, leftover from the Herringbone Basket project, and gave the fixture a few quick layers. Since I’m not using the candle holders, I removed them (after taking this pic) by bending them back and forth until they broke off. I’m sure I was risking tetanus with that brilliant idea.
The pergola already had twinkle lights criss-crossing it, so we just connected the star lights to one of those strands, and hung the fixture from a hook.
It’s so festive, and the stars set the fixture apart from the rest of the lights, so it really looks like a true light fixture.
It’s even cute during the day, and I love that the space feels like a room in our house, just outdoors.
Who wants to come dine under the rusted-out, metal light fixture with us? I promise it’s anchored well. Or well enough.