My challenge was to turn this:
Lo and behold, I stopped by a yard sale one day and found this beauty for only .25 cents.
Here is how I created my mason jar chandelier:
1) Step 1: Spray paint the lamp black (total cost: .97 cents)
2) Step 2: Buy mason jars (total cost of 1 case: $9.99)
3) Step 3: Create holes in lids of mason jars. This was the hardest part. The jars are bigger than the lights, so we had to create a way for them to stay on the light fixtures. We do not have a drill with a hole-cutter (which would have been the easiest option), so my husband tried a few different methods. He took a screw driver and hammered out a hole-shape (see first example on the left). That didn't go great, but he got better and better at it. Then we figured out that we could just take a can opener and punch 4 big holes in the lid, and that would work too.
Yes, not the cleanest holes around, but they still do the job.
Step 4: Place the lids with the holes around each light fixture, then screw the mason jars into the lids upside-down. We could have glued them to each light, but the holes are tight and secure, so we didn't do that.
Step 5: Turn on the light!
This light already came with the pretty bulbs, so we didn't have to buy them, but they definitely look better than regular light bulbs. I just love the way the light reflects off the jars around the kitchen. It is beautiful at night!!!
Total Cost: $11.25
And if I can do it, you can do it!!