Coffee Filter Light
You got to see a sneak peek of our first house project, the bookcases, yesterday. We chose to do the bookcases first since it was such a large scale project that would have a lot of impact + store a lot of our things (i.e. we would be able to unpack the most boxes).
Well, Kyrie was getting a little impatient that it was taking so long to decorate her room. Many nights she would stay up way past her bed time telling me her decorating plans. I have to admit that it was rather fun to talk design with my four-year old. But to satisfy her decorating need until I could put more energy into it, I came up with a quick and easy change.
You see, our house is a cookie cutter house. There are many things I like about it, but then there are several more I don’t like. Take for instance all our cheap light fixtures.
We have exactly ten of those beauties in our house!
Now I’m not against taking them down, storing them in the garage, and replacing them with something we like and can take with us when we move. But remember, I’m trying to please my four-year old so it needs to be quick!
Bring in the coffee filters and glue dots!
I grabbed some mini glue dots out of my craft drawer (good thing I had some because we don’t have a Hobby Lobby here! Whatever am I going to do!) and coffee filters out of the pantry, of course.
Oh, and a pencil.
Because all you do is put the eraser of the pencil in the center of the coffee filter and wrap the filter around the pencil.
Do you see that sun on my hand and the pencil? It was a happy day!
Put a glue dot on the tip and stick it directly to the light.
I started at the bottom center and circled my way out from there.
And continued until it was covered.
And here it is with the light on…
I love it. She loves it. It was quick, easy, and free!
And if you, like The Mister, are wondering how I’m going to change the light bulb, it is not too hard to spread the filters out of the way in order to get to the screw. The filters are somewhat loosely spread out. And if one or two fall off in the process, it would take less than a minute to replace.
Also since I used the mini glue dots I am not worried at all about any residue left behind when removing the filters. The mini ones, are not very strong- just strong enough to hold a coffee filter up!
I think I may do the two hallway fixtures in natural coffee filters. I’ll let you know if I do!