Lighting makes a space and it always seems to be the budget breaker as well. In decorating my son8217;s room I had my heart set on some beautiful, kelly green barn lights from an online store; they were also ridiculously overpriced at $340 a piece. I was determined to get the look for less.
Here8217;s how I did it.
I found some outdoor lights at Lowes for $40 a piece. The lights were meant to be hard-wired 8211; but I didn8217;t want permanent wires ran to these lights. So I opted to convert them to plug-in lights after talking with an electrician. Before painting, I drilled a hole in the bottom of the lights using a metal drill bit. Instead of painting the entire light green, I wanted to preserve some of the aluminum color. I used painters tape to mask off the areas I didn8217;t want painted. With the paint dry 8211; I converted it to a plug-in light. I purchased a wire kit and connected it to the hard-wired wires found in the light.
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