Monday, September 26, 2011

Just Another Manic Monday

I swear Monday's are the hardest day of the week. I need to win the lottery!
Maybe it's because the temperatures have been dropping or maybe it's just that fall is upon us but I've been in a super crafty mood lately! So I took that mood and ran with it! About two weeks ago on Pinterest, I saw this really cool craft...
It's a paper chandelier. It's made from free paint samples and an upside down, stripped lamp shade. Um.... genius! Plus it didn't cost me an arm and a leg to make it. 

Craft whole punch $7.99 
Double sided tape $2.99
Thread $.99
Lamp Shade $3.99

What took the most time was whole punching all of the paint samples and acquiring them. While they are free in stores such as Home Depot and Lowes among others, it's awkward taking 20 or more of each color. Let's just say I made a few trips. And before someone gets all upset about it.... Paint samples are FREE! Companies send them to these stores in an attempt to sale the paint and usually at no cost. Plus I just gave the store like 300 bucks for a new hot water heater in November so I've paid for them! Trust me!


So here's how mine turned out! 
Obviously, I used different colors than the one on Pinterest but I think it turned out really well! In fact, I might even make another, bigger one! Crafting can take a lot of energy! 

22 comments:

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That's so pretty and it sounds relatively easy too.

Shannon Dew said...

That is super cute!!! I may need to make one for KPs room once she's in a big girl bed!

Tiffany said...

very cute!

Keely said...

ah you did it!!! i love it- I've been thinking of doing one of those :)

Jax said...

So cute! I love this! Way to go, friend!

Mrs. Bennett said...

Awww! how pretty! And it seemed really easy too!

love jenny xoxo said...

wow very cool, good job!! And I'm obsessed with Pinterest!!!

XOXO

tara said...

Very cute!

(Florida) Girl said...

I love it! What a cute idea. I might have to make one.

AMY said...

Very CUTE!
I'm in a super crafty mood too lately!
I'm sewing and trying all kinds of new projects. Must be the time of year?
BUT.....Crap it costs a lot to try to be a crafty person. I've spent a ton.

tootie said...

So pretty! I like the colors you picked better than the original!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Beautiful! I love it. You should link up with Julie (dutchbeingme.com) she does a Pinterest linkup!

Cole said...

That's awesome!!! I like that you went from dark to light. Very pretty!

Daydream Believer said...

Girlfriend, I am WAY impressed! I think yours looks even better than the sample! Awesome!! Aren't you glad Monday's almost over??! ;-)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You did a great job! It turned out fantastic :)

Amber said...

ooooh I wanna make one, so pretty, I love yours!

samnhal said...

That turned out great! I want to go everything I find on pinterest, that's the one good thing about not really having internet time here, I don't waste even more time lusting after everything on there. It would be awesome to get a package, if you really want to I'll send over my address, but it's expensive, so I'll understand if you don't want to send one. It was awesome to catch up on your blog. Loved the bad service edition.

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

This is fantastic! I love the colors you chose :)

Whimsy said...

This is adorable!

Lily M. said...

cutee! I'm always pinning things I want to make and never come around to making any of them!

shopgirl said...

This is so lovely Jennifer! What a wonderful job! I don't think I have patience for crafts like these, but I certainly can enjoy yours!

Cheers sweetie!

Reese

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Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

This looks great. I might have to try it too!