Then the following week I spent 7 nights in a different place every night, I traveled for work and managed to combine that with a visit home, then a night in the hotel, then home to Edinburgh for dinner out with my man and a night at home before I went to Manchester to visit one of my oldest friends from home, one more night at home and then Dublin on Monday night.....phew!! I am definitely looking forward to some chilled out time at home.
Manchester with my friend was so much fun! It was really great to spend a proper amount of time together and catch up with out the boys in tow. We are both getting married this year so there was a lot of wedding chat.We also got our nails done, I have never had them done before now I can't stop staring at my hands, I also thought fake nails were complete nails stuck onto your real nails but no, they add tips and then gunk that hardens!
Anyway back to the point, during the summer pinterest challenge I considered a number of options before deciding on our pantry doors, (which by the way just need a coat of paint until their ready to show off). One of these options was lightshades made out of mason jars for our hallway.
We needed the light to be quite strong as the hallway doesn't get any natural light, this meant that the lights described in design sponge wouldn't be strong enough. We also struggled to find a jar that was big enough to fit the light bulb into it without touching the sides. In the end we asked the local fish and chip shop for one of the jars they keep their pickles in and they kindly obliged. I'm afraid I don't have any before pictures because Rodney was so excited about making it he had it up before I got my camera.
He made a small hole in the jar lid and took apart the light and slid it though the lid (after turning off the leccy) then simply screwed the lid back on and there we had it, a completely free light.
I like what it does to the light, it makes pretty patterns on the ceiling, but the light itself is a bit plain, maybe it would look better with something painted on it? Here are some pictures from further away, what do you think?
And keeping up with the theme of making something pretty out of random stuff I have signed up to the random acts of craftiness run by Erin from His and Hers that I heard about through Kirsten at Popcorn on the stove. We will get a different random thing every month and will need to make something with it and then share it with the gang.
Anyone else joining in? And any suggestions for improving the light?