Remember my powder bath makeover? I needed a new light fixture, or at least something with a different look. But I didn’t want to spend big dollas to achieve a little flair.
Since I’m on a spray painting kick (check out the table and the sink base!) I decided to paint my existing fixture. And then there are the frosted shades that were SO dated and lent nothing in the way of style.
I ended up finding 3 pretty shades at a local thrift store for $1.50. Each shade was clearanced by 50% from ,99 down to .49.
Here’s what the original light looked like.
How lackluster amiright?! Just a basic vanity light.
I spotted these beauties at the thrift store..
They have a slight amber color with an iridescent shine.
This is what I worked with:
The original fixture, the gloss white spray paint and the “new” glass shades.
I started by removing the frosted glass shades. You just unscrew the cap inside the shade, above the bulb socket, that holds the shade in place.
Then I stuffed paper towels into the sockets to protect the wiring while the wall mounted wiring was safely protected behind the cap.
A quick 5 minute or less spraying and I was left with this!
Doesn’t everyone keep a spare piece of cardboard to spray paint on?! That’s super normal right?
After it was dry, it was just a matter of taking the “new” shades and holding them in place with the pieces that screw back up above the socket.
Here it is ready to wire back up.
And the final product in the space looks a little something like this!
The slight amber hue picks up on the brass details in the mirror and the base.
While the gloss white ties into the white details in the wallpaper and the handles of the faucet.
You can’t beat it for a $1.50!
What do you think? Have you ever done a quick and easy DIY on a light fixture? I’d love to hear what ideas you came up with!
Hit me up in the comments and share your thoughts!
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