An ugly old vanity light seen in a whole new light

January 1st, 2009 in member junk     
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Ugly vanity light no more!
Ugly vanity light no more!

Ugly vanity light no more!


This was an idea I came up with for a charity event for Habitat for Humanity.  I repurposed one of those ugly ole vanity lights which was donated to their Habitat Restore.  I simply laid it flat on its back and put candle tea lights in it.  Voila an instant candelabra - no tools required! 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Down Home DIY
posted in: member junk, metal, funky, candle holder, living room, aluminium-metallic

Comments (12)

chiccottagejunk writes: Oh, how I like this idea. I just saw some of those at our Habitat ReStore the other day. I'll have to rethink it next time I'm there. Thanks! Posted: 7:40 am on March 7th
HopingToJunk writes: Great idea! What a good way to save something seemingly "dated" from a landfill. Posted: 9:21 am on January 25th
jaybug01 writes: Super idea for a bad 1987-ish throw-back! Next time I come across one of those light bars, I won't cringe! Posted: 4:14 pm on January 8th
shabbychick writes: That's so much better than the original purpose!! Very elegant - and I love mirrored pieces too!

Kathy Posted: 10:32 am on January 6th
Chovey writes: Now that's a great repurpose!
cynthia Posted: 6:35 pm on January 2nd
junkermidge writes: So THAT'S what can be done with those. I knew there had to be something. Thanks for enlightening us. It looks great on that mantel!
Midge Posted: 3:21 pm on January 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Wow so simple but so great. You gotta love anyone that can make one of those look good! Georgia Posted: 1:20 pm on January 2nd
SnowmanHill writes: Very creative of you! How simple and pretty- Krista Posted: 6:48 pm on January 1st
CottageElements writes: Love this, simple and elegant. To think it was a bathroom light. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the site.

Lani Posted: 1:21 pm on January 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Talk about the perfect repurpose! It actually looks like it was meant to be a votive holder. How cool is that!

I like the fact this was for a charity event for Habitat Restores gotta love that. Welcome to the site. Can't wait to see more of your posts.

Posted: 11:39 am on January 1st
suewhitney writes: Hi DownHomeDIY,

Fabulous idea! Simple, clever, and attractive....a winning combination. Welcome to the site. I'm glad you're here and can't wait to see more.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:36 am on January 1st
LuAnn writes: Great idea. Don't neeed to toss them any longer.


PS-Welcome to the site. Looking forward to more of your creative projects. Posted: 7:44 am on January 1st
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