For the Love of Lighting

If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you know I have a love for lighting, but I am so picky.  Remember our infamous dining room chandelier?  We went over 6 months with that hideous outdated/broken fixture. 
I have been in love with these DeVine balls-- a vine from Thailand that has been formed into a circle and bleached--ever since we found them in Atlanta several months back.  Shades of Light sells them for $479! 

We bought them with the intention of turning them into light fixtures and selling them at our booth for much less than Shades of Light sells them for.  The more I looked at them, the more I wanted to keep one for myself.  I had a light fixture I loved in our "round room,"but I knew the DeVine Ball would make that room even more unique and interesting. Here is how we made our own...

We started out with the guts of an old shiny brass light fixture.

After wiping it down we applied several coats of Rustoleum Hammered spray paint.  I am not a huge fan of the chemicals in spray paint, but this stuff is a miracle worker.  It makes old ugly brass look like oil rubbed bronze. 

Once it dried Michael attached the lighting to the DeVine ball and we hung it.  

 One of my favorite things about this light is the shadow that is reflected on the ceiling.    

If you are interested in a DeVine light fixture or just buying the ball and making your own light, we have several left.  Email me at julianne(at)juliannekelly(dot)com if you are interested. 

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1 comment:

  1. I saw some of these balls at the Canadian equivalent of Homegoods. But could not bring them home on the plane. Should have carried them on. I wanted to make a light too.

    Just signed up for your class next Friday. I'm really excited!