I was pretty excited about the Hardware Store Week challenge at So You Think You're Crafty. Lowe's is my absolute favorite store, followed by Home Depot for a close second. It's so fun to walk around the aisles and try to see a new use for all of those supplies.
I had seen vintage turbine fans turned into light fixtures on some pricey websites. All that I had seen were well over a couple hundred dollars. I loved the look, but couldn't justify the price. I needed a light fixture for my craft studio and I had a feeling I could DIY my own version.
Here she is, all ready for paint! I gave the whole thing a couple of good coats of oil rubbed bronze spray paint, let it dry well, and it was ready to go!
The light fixture now hangs in my studio and casts the prettiest design on the ceiling when the light is on in the evenings. It's the first thing that gets a comment when people walk into that room. Everyone wants to know more about it.