This is a small light but it packs a lot of French chic in its ten inches. I spray-painted the pot black then covered it in a piece of black and white French pattern wallpaper I had left over from a kitchen remodel. I added a strip of vintage rhinestones to the top and a black feather trim to the bottom, then started wiring up the 16 drops. Eight are hung with the silver Eiffel Tower charms and eight with large chandelier crystals. I added the black crystal beads for a little French Ooh La La. Not wanting a chunky chandelier chain on top, I used two feet of delicate white chain for hanging, added an inline switch, and this sweet little number is ready to light up someone's boudoir.
I raised three boys as a single mother while working full-time and renovating the old houses in which we lived. When every dollar counts, you become an expert at stretching each to its limit. Because I couldn't afford to hire anyone, I taught myself construction, painting, tiling, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and decorating on a budget by recycling and re-purposing everything.
There's nothing I enjoy more than hunting down treasures in thrift stores, consignment shops, flea markets, salvage yards, and garage sales. I've also been known to dumpster dive and raid curbside cast-offs for my projects. Everything has potential if you look at it the right way.