Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pleased With Capiz

Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose. If we can do that with household items, why not a blog posting? With a sick child, that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll show you how to make a capiz pendant to put over a recessed light.

I’m linking this to:


By the way…don’t forget to check out the giveaway that I’m hosting through tomorrow.

Back to recycling…..

I love capiz chandeliers. I don’t know why. I just do. Something about the shiny, beachy factor. Except capiz chandeliers are way out of my price range. Way out. Hit the ball out of the park out of my range.

There was a recessed light over my bathtub. It was plain and I wanted something a little more interesting to look at during the 4 baths I take a year. Ever see those recessed light to pendant kit conversions? They’re neat. But I didn’t do that.

I bought an 8-inch capiz hanging pendant from World Market. It was $19.99. An okay price. It added that wow to the light over my bathtub. Yippee!

Here’s what I did:

I painted the bronze rings on the light white. With a small paintbrush. That way it blends in with the original recessed light.

I used a needle to pull some white thread through holes in the interior of the recessed light and through the rings of the capiz light.

I pulled the strings slightly tight, knotted them, and this is what I achieved.

I got my tall husband to push the recessed light back in the ceiling and then I stood back and admired it. I was happy.

It’s been over 6 months and I’m still happy with it. Even though I don’t get to take a bath everyday, I still get to enjoy the light from everywhere in the bathroom. Especially from the…ahem…royal throne.

I especially enjoyed it when my husband ran a bath for me after I biked on a road bike down a mountain in the freezing rain.  I was soaked and chilled to the bone. The bath and the light were great.  My husband was the best!  Enjoy.  You can find the original post here.

Have you come up with any of your own lighting solutions?  I'd love to hear about it.  Plus, be sure to check out all the great projects at the links above!  Thanks!


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