A Light Redo

Howdy hey. Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was spent sniffling, sneezing and some sleeping with the first cold of the season. I’ve been sick twice now in the last 2 weeks so I think I’m done for a while. 😉 Anyway…I’ve still been working on some stuff for the house but first I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to change my posting schedule. I started out trying to post on Mondays and Wednesdays and recently changed to Tuesday, Thursdays. I wasn’t liking that so I am going to go back to Monday, Wednesday and add Friday as well. I’m trying to find a good rhythm and hope that this will stick. Thanks for stopping by and commenting whenever I do post…I appreciate each and every one of you. 🙂

So I’m still working on the guest bedroom and ever since we got done with painting the walls, I’ve been eyeing the hanging orb light that I recently made.

A Light and Other Things | chatfieldcourt.comI still like it but I wasn’t sure if the color was right with the new paint. Then I saw this light…

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…and knew that it needed to blend in with the room more, so down came the light and after scraping, sanding and painting it, this is what happened.

A Light and Other Things | chatfieldcourt.comguest room white light 3A Light and Other Things | chatfieldcourt.comA Light and Other Things | chatfieldcourt.comI couldn’t get all of the coating off, whatever was put on it to make it look rusty, but it makes it look a little bit rustic and chippy and I think it blends in better with the room, even though it’s not completely done yet.

Another project I’m working on in here is this little cabinet I’ve had for years.

A Light and Other Things | chatfieldcourt.comA Light and Other Things | chatfieldcourt.comIt’s been sitting in the basement and I thought it would be a good piece to fill this small corner and it would allow me to add some decor to the room. It does need a makeover though, so I thought that I’d remove the door completely and paint the cabinet. The problem is that I’m not sure what color to go with. The walls are a very pale blue/green, the trim is white, the armoire is unfinished pine and the bedding will probably be white with some color in the pillows. I know I don’t want another white piece, but I kind of see it in red (do you see things finished that way to or am I totally weird?) but I’m not sure. I would love to hear what you think.

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  1. Debbie H
    Monday,September 22, 2014 / 10:23 am

    Your instincts on the light were spot on. It looks fabulous. Color for the little cabinet? I haven’t got a clue. You can picture what you are doing with the rest of the room so that is why you can visualize the red. I love a little pop of red so I would say, go for it.

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 22, 2014 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks Debbie. I’ve been staring at that light so much lately that I wasn’t too sure anymore. LOL
      Appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts. 🙂

  2. MaryJean
    Monday,September 22, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    I love the light! I really didn’t like the rusty look, she said shyly. I know everyone has their own style and these globe lights seem to be very popular. I do see where the light now blends in more with the room itself.
    Love your little cabinet and I don’t know what color I would do it. I do see the red with a little sanding so that it looks worn. Would you leave the decal picture or were you going to paint/remove it? I think you might want to wait until you have the room set up the way you want, decorated, etc. You might find another color that blends more with the room.
    Take care of those sniffles friend!

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 22, 2014 / 1:31 pm

      Thanks MJ. My husband didn’t care for the light either, but then again he doesn’t get a lot that I do. 😉 The door on the cabinet is coming off so I can have a place to display a few things. Been looking for months to find something to go in this corner that wasn’t too big.
      Thanks for your input and for stopping by MJ. Always appreciate it.

  3. Shirlee
    Sunday,September 28, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    I liked the light fixture with the two tones, but after seeing the light and airy direction you’re taking with the guestroom, the new version seems to fit better. I would definitely paint the little cabinet a fun colour and red is great choice for adding a little pizazz to a neutral space. I seem to remember that this room leads into another (gosh I hope I got that right lol) so I would bring in the same accent colour in both rooms. But that’s just me and my ocd nature. 🙂
    I’ve mentioned before that my house is very small and I’m trying to keep my colour palette to the same few colours, but it’s hard as I’m a colour junkie and like “in your face colour”.

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 29, 2014 / 2:25 am

      I liked it before too Shirley, but I think it goes better with the room too. I won’t know though until it’s all put together. You are right that the room leads to another, great memory! It is actually a walk through from the kitchen to the bath and 2 other bedrooms. I thought of painting the piece the navy that’s in the living room and kitchen but I’m ready for something different. I’m OCD like you though and need it all to go so I may just go red and if it doesn’t work I’ll repaint it. Thanks for your input. It really helps to hear someone else’s thoughts so you can look at your room in a different way. Much appreciated.

  4. Monday,September 29, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    i love it both ways – but it really does suit your room better in white – what a beautiful light!

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 29, 2014 / 5:18 pm

      Awww…thanks so much Suzan. 🙂

  5. dwellinginhappiness
    Friday,October 3, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Love that light! I really like it white, too. Great job! 🙂 Visiting from Say G’day!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 5, 2014 / 2:05 am

      Thanks so much. I prefer the white too…I think. 😉 Appreciate you stopping by from Say G’day.

  6. Monday,October 6, 2014 / 7:56 am

    Amazing, I can’t even tell the difference between the industrially made one and your homemade version. I wish I could find a rusty orbit thingy also :)) maybe I will… one day.

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 6, 2014 / 10:49 am

      Awww thanks Daria. There are rusty orb thingy(s) out there just waiting for you to find them. 😉 I’d love to see what you do with it if you do find one. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Tuesday,October 7, 2014 / 1:14 am

    The light looks amazing now-you did a great job. Thanks for sharing your post at the Say G’Day Linky Party. I’ve just shared this on Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook.

    Best wishes for a great week!
    Natasha in Oz

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,October 7, 2014 / 2:57 am

      Thanks so much Natasha. I think it does look better in my new room.

      I appreciate you sharing my post on your social media and for hosting Say G’Day every week. 🙂

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