*Tutorial by Jamie @ Three Scoops of Love for her win of the Hardware Challenge of 13*
I was pretty excited about the Hardware Store Week challenge. 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.
I started with a wind turbine exhaust fan from Lowe’s. It was about $35, but I have since seen a few on clearance at my local Lowe’s. I think these are mainly used in attics or barns. They came in a couple of different colors, but I planned on painting mine, so I wasn’t picky.
Here’s what she looked like after taking her out of the box. There are basically two pieces. [Read more…]