$100 Room Challenge: Week 3, Ceiling and Table Lamps

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Removing 2 coats of paint using Dremel tool.

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Wow, next Wednesday is reveal day for the $100 Room Challenge! Thank you Erin. This month is amazing so far! My bedroom makeover is almost done. After sharing the terrible before and our new curtains and wall decor, it’s time to deal with the ceiling and table lamps for the room. A table lamp for our home office – Nightstand and doing something about that poor vintage chandelier i got from my grandmother.

Την επόμενη Τετάρτη είναι η μέρα που θα δούμε πως μεταμορφώθηκαν όλα αυτά τα δωμάτια με $100. Ευχαριστούμε Erin! Αυτός ο μήνας είναι φανταστικός. Η ανανέωση του υπνοδωματίου μας σχεδόν τελείωσε! Αφού σας έδειξα το απαράδεκτο πριν και τις κουρτίνες και την διακόσμηση του τοίχου, ήρθε η ώρα να ασχοληθώ και με τον φωτισμό του δωματίου. Ένα φωτιστικό για το γραφείο μας-κομοδίνο και να κάνω κάτι και για τον καημένο πολυέλαιο που μου έδωσε η γιαγιά μου.

$100 Room Chalenge

Graphic created By Brittany Goldwyn

Wall Decoration Idea. Above the bed or a sofa. Using an expandable trelis fence.

See that small lamp on our office? That’s just:

  • a wine bottle
  • a cardboard box
  • some popsicle sticks and ofcourse
  • cord and lamp.

Since we already had everything we needed it cost us nothing. I am going to tell you all about it in another post. I have already used another bottle like that and turned it into a vase.

Βλέπετε εκείνη την μικρή λάμπα επάνω στο γραφείο ;  Είναι απλά:

  • ένα μπουκάλι κρασιού
  • ένα μικρό κουτί
  • ξυλάκια χειροτεχνίας ( ή γιατρού, όπως θέλετε τα λέτε)
  • και φυσικά καλώδιο και λάμπα.

Εφόσον είχαμε ό,τι χρειαζόμασταν το κόστος ήταν μηδενικό. Θα σας πω περισσότερα για αυτό σε μία άλλη ανάρτηση.

DIY Wine Bottle And Popsicle Sticks Table Lamp

My big concern was the ceiling light. At first i thought painting it black, then gold. But i was a bit afraid of buying a gold paint. I did not have much luck choosing color the previous 2 times i have painted it. And then i thought “why paint it and NOT remove the paint ?”. After all the original color was gold, matte gold. I could not use paint striper inside the house, and even if i could i am pregnant and that would not be a good idea. I searched for other ways of removing paint and i decided to try the hot air solution. Heat the paint, wipe and it’s gone.

Ο καημός μου ήταν το φωτιστικό οροφής. Στην  αρχή σκέφτηκα να το βάψω μαύρο, μετά χρυσό. Αλλά για να είμαι ειλικρινής φοβήθηκα να αγοράσω χρυσό χρώμα. Δεν τα πήγα και πολύ καλά με τις προηγούμενες επιλογές χρώματος! Σκέφτηκα να ακολουθήσω άλλο δρόμο: να αφαιρέσω τα 2 στρώματα χρώματος και να το επαναφέρω στο αρχικό χρυσό του. Δεν μπορώ να χρησιμοποιήσω χημικά αφαιρετικά χρώματος μέσα στο σπίτι, ακόμη και αν δεν ήμουν έγκυος. Έψαξα λοιπόν για εναλλακτικούς τρόπους αφαίρεσης χρώματος και αποφάσισα να δοκιμάσω τον ζεστό αέρα. Ζεσταίνεις, σκουπίζεις, τελείωσες. Λέμε τώρα!

The top coat was Fusion Mineral Paint and the older one was a purple spray paint. Using my hair dryer was easy to remove Fusion, but it required a lot of time for removing he spray paint. A clever husband can be handy is cases like that. He brought our Dremel 4000 and 26mm felt polishing wheels. Setting the Dremel at 20000rpm made it easy to remove both coats of paint and any dirt that was there. Perfect! Plus it was a lot faster than hot air! Don’t you just love Dremel? ***I am not an expert in removing paint. I have tried this solution and worked for our metal lamp. I am not saying it is the best possible way to remove paint and i do not know how it would work on other materials, like wood or plastic. I am just sharing my experience. Read my disclaimer here.***

Το επάνω στρώμα χρώματος ήταν Fusion Mineral Paint και το κάτω σπρέι. Χρησιμοποιώντας το πιστολάκι μαλλιών ήταν πολύ εύκολο να αφαιρέσω την Fusion, αλλά το σπρέι με δυσκόλευε και ήταν χρονοβόρο. Και το πιστόλι θερμού αέρα δεν ήταν στο σπίτι. Σε κάτι τέτοιες περιπτώσεις λοιπόν είναι χρήσιμος ο έξυπνος σύζυγος,ο όποιος έφερε το Dremel 4000 και τσόχες γυαλίσματος 26mm . Ρυθμίσαμε το Dremel  στις 20000rpm και ήταν πανεύκολο να αφαιρέσουμε και τα 2 στρώματα χρώματος και να καθαριστεί το μέταλλο. Τέλειο! Και πιο γρήγορο από τον ζεστό αέρα. Δεν είναι φανταστικά τα Dremel; ***Δεν είμαι ειδικός στην αφαίρεση χρώματος. Δοκίμασα αυτή την λύση και δούλεψε για το μεταλλικό φωτιστικό μας. Δεν μπορώ να πω ότι είναι ο καλύτερος τρόπος αφαίρεσης χρώματος και δεν ξέρω πως θα δουλέψει σε άλλα υλικά, όπως πλαστικό ή ξύλο. Απλά μοιράζομαι την εμπειρία μου. Περισσότερα μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ.***

Removing 2 coats of paint using Dremel tool.

 

I cannot wait to put the chandelier back up and enjoy the finished room next week !

Πως και πως το περιμένω να κρεμάσουμε το φωτιστικό και να απολαύσουμε το δωμάτιο ολοκληρωμένο την επομένη εβδομάδα!

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Eleana Apst.
    February 22, 2017 at 23:27

    Ψάχνοντας βρήκα την ανάρτηση του φωτιστικού.. 😀 Αυτο Dremmel θα το ψάξω την επόμενη φορά που θα πάω Leroy γιατι το έχω ξαναδεί αλλά δεν έχω ιδέα για ποιο λόγο το χρησιμοποιούν και αν είναι τόσο χρήσιμο.. να μην το μάθω 😉

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 23, 2017 at 12:31

      Να πάρεις ένα. Είναι φανταστικά. Έχουν ένα σωρό εξαρτήματα για να κάνεις ένα σωρό πράγματα! Περιμένω εντυπώσεις!

  • Reply
    Julie
    January 24, 2017 at 18:35

    I love a good upcycle/recycled project, the lamp with the lolly sticks is very clever.
    I bet you are wishing you’d never painted the light fitting! Never mind, we live and learn. Thanks for sharing your ideas at #HandmadeMonday

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 24, 2017 at 22:33

      You’re right! I do wish i have never painted it. Lesson learned!

  • Reply
    Katerina Konstantinou
    January 24, 2017 at 17:52

    I love the table-lamp and I definitely want to hear more! Great job!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 24, 2017 at 22:35

      I’ll share a how-to about the lamp next week! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Christina Makri
    January 23, 2017 at 22:59

    Wow Zozo !!! This lamp is so unique!!! Perfect idea!!! Can’t wait to see the whole room, I think it would be perfect! Wish you a wonderful week and lots of wishes for your pregnancy 🙂

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 23, 2017 at 23:29

      Thank you Christina, it’s finally a room i love.

  • Reply
    Amy | Stow and TellU
    January 21, 2017 at 19:18

    That lamp is too clever. Who would think it’s a card board box underneath. So fresh looking. Love it!!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 21, 2017 at 22:43

      Thank you. That small box is very convenient, i’ve used it many times in the past before turning it to a lampshade.

  • Reply
    Bernice...Nikki
    January 21, 2017 at 06:46

    Hey zozo…I am loving your room come together! Very fresh yet grown up and classy! I don’t know how you get so much done with a toddler and go and other problems,and just daily things to do! But it sure is looking pretty! Bernice…Nikki..

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 21, 2017 at 13:34

      Thanks Niki, i do not get that much done. Bloggers who have kids and a job, their blog or another job, are the ones who have lots to do!

  • Reply
    Kristen & Vicki
    January 21, 2017 at 04:01

    That is so neat that you were able to find a new way to strip paint! Love it! Can’t wait to see everything next week!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 21, 2017 at 13:36

      The Dremel worked great with the felt wheels, worked for us and on metal. Hope it helps someone!

  • Reply
    Mary-The Boondocks Blog
    January 20, 2017 at 20:30

    You are so clever Zografia. Turning that wine bottle into a lamp! And that lamp is shaping up pretty well. If you had known that you would be using gold you would never have painted it. But I guess that is what we bloggers do best. Paint and repaint.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 20, 2017 at 21:39

      Paint and repaint and have someone make fun of us! It’s looking great now.

  • Reply
    Meredith Wouters
    January 20, 2017 at 19:04

    That lamp is genius! What a creative use of materials. Can’t wait to see the whole reveal!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 20, 2017 at 21:39

      Thank you. I love these bottles so much!

  • Reply
    Colleen
    January 20, 2017 at 16:48

    I have popsicle sticks and a wine bottle – I never would have thought of that. So clever!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 20, 2017 at 21:40

      I hope you use them for making a lamp! Looking forward to it!

  • Reply
    Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me
    January 20, 2017 at 05:35

    That lamp looks amazing! I would have had no idea it was a wine bottle! Can’t wait to see how the chandelier turns out!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 20, 2017 at 09:16

      Thank you. The wine is not that god, but the bottles they use are beautiful.

  • Reply
    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
    January 20, 2017 at 00:10

    That wine bottle lamp is so clever! And I can’t wait to see how that cool chandy turns out.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 20, 2017 at 09:16

      It’s almost done. Just some polishing left to do!

  • Reply
    Maria Brittis
    January 19, 2017 at 21:09

    I have a dremel and I have not used it. This is a great project with the trellis, love the way it turned out.
    Maria

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 20, 2017 at 09:23

      My husband uses our Dremel a lot. For me it was the 1st time and i loved it. Can’t wait to make more with it.

  • Reply
    Kathy
    January 19, 2017 at 04:34

    Wow, so clever. Love the shape of the wine bottle contrasted to the box popsicle shade!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 19, 2017 at 10:29

      I tried a round shade at first, but i was not happy with. The small box worked great as a shade.

  • Reply
    Tracy
    January 19, 2017 at 02:50

    What a creative idea! I never would have thought of that!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 19, 2017 at 10:31

      Low, or even no budget at some points makes us all creative!

  • Reply
    Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
    January 19, 2017 at 01:29

    I have never had much luck using my Dremel. I keep trying, but the last two burned up on me. I am really impressed with your use of the wine bottle for a lamp – so creative!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 19, 2017 at 10:33

      I have not done much with it. Still trying to learn. It’s a great little tool. My husband used the glass drills that came with it to make the hole on the bottle for the cord.

  • Reply
    Brittany Goldwyn
    January 18, 2017 at 23:58

    I can’t believe you turned a wine bottle into a lamp!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 19, 2017 at 10:35

      There’s a saying in Greece that says “poverty makes art happen”. That’s a really old saying, but life in modern Greece has made it very popular.

  • Reply
    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus
    January 18, 2017 at 21:15

    I would have never thought to turn a wine bottle into a lamp. So smart!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 18, 2017 at 22:02

      I love its shape. After turning one into a vase, a lamp was next.

  • Reply
    Deborah
    January 18, 2017 at 19:37

    My upcycle heart is so happy!!!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 18, 2017 at 22:04

      So is my husband’s heart too when i upcycle! For a different reason, but still happy! Glad you liked it!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    January 18, 2017 at 18:38

    That lamp!!! So creative! I am so excited to see this finished space next week!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 18, 2017 at 22:04

      It looks a bit funny, the shade should have been a bit smaller, but i still love it!

  • Reply
    Patti Estep
    January 18, 2017 at 16:58

    I never heard of removing paint like that. Good to know and I think the gold will look great. Can’t wait to see it all come together.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 18, 2017 at 22:05

      Using the Dremel was a succesful experiment! On metal at least!

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