I enjoy watching home decorating shows. HGTV is one of my favorite cable networks. Occasionally, I have been inspired to try my own hand at re-purposing items. I've lived in this house almost 22 years. Most of that time I really disliked the light fixture in the hall. One night while watching Trading Spaces something snapped.
I grabbed a screwdriver and dismantled the fixture, leaving only the main support crosses at the top and the twin lightbulb holders. I found some rub on silver paint and changed the parts that were left from gaudy gold to stylish silver. I twisted and twirled soldiering wire wildly around the whole thing. I wrapped cobalt blue stones in the wire and hung them randomly. A long strand of colbalt seed beads, left over from my beading hobby days, was wound around and around. Then I added real prisms which I had saved from a broken lamp and a strand of prism garland. The finishing touch was a dangling Christmas prism ornament.
The result is a lop-sided one of a kind crazy quilt of a hall chandelier.
I cleaned it tonight and tried to rearrange it's disheveled shape. My 6 ft. 4 in. son can't help but run into it when he walks down the hall.
What about you? What is your craziest home project?