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
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.
Then I wrapped a strand of galvanized metal star lights leftover from the Pottery Barn Challenge (it was a challenging Summer #harhar #seewhatIdidthere) around the base.
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.
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