I’ve been plugging away at all the little projects to make Bryson’s room come together. Today I’m going to share the light I made for his room out of paint sticks. I saw this idea in Pinterest and knew it would work perfect in his room!
While we were at Home Depot picking everything up for the bathroom remodel I asked the paint counter if they sold bulk paint sticks. They told me no, but I could help myself to free paint sticks. I proceeded to explain that I wanted about 50 paint sticks for a project…I’m pretty sure they thought I was crazy but they were happy to give me all those paint sticks.
Next up I needed a lamp shade to use as the form for my paint sticks – I ran to Goodwill and found one that was the right size but was ugly camouflage! I put two quick coats of spray paint on so that it would blend in better (I forgot to take picts of this part of the process…fail!!)
- Lamp Shade
- 40-50 paint sticks – depending on your lamp shade size…you’ll just have to estimate
- Stain – I used Minawax Jacobean
- Tons of hot glue
I stained one paint stick to see if I the color was what I wanted. I started my first paint stick on the seam of the shade to make sure it was covered up.Then just keep gluing them all on. This probably took me 15-20 minutes.
The finished shade – now it was time to stain it.
Make sure you do the staining outside…it has a really strong smell. I just painted it on and the wiped it off with a rag.
Here is the finished product!! It turned our really well and was a super cheap project. It probably cost me about $6-$8. We did have to buy a kit to hang the light, which my husband wired in. That was an additional $15 but you may not need that if you are just making a lamp shade or if you can modify the current light to fit the new shade.
5 thoughts on “Rustic Paint Stick Light”
How cool is that! Great job!
I love this It would be nice with colorful paint as well. Might have to give it a try.
Great idea Anne!
Great idea, think of the different options you could try for variation. THANK YOU too, for standing up for Jesus. You impressed me.
You are so sweet! Jesus has been so good to us! Couldn’t do life without him!