15 Expensive-Looking Lighting Ideas That Might Surprise You

These are the looks everyone wants, but on the budget nobody dreams of!

By Hometalk Highlights

Spray paint cheap plastic light cages

Grab a can of metallic spray paint and turn cheap plastic into designer decor.

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Surround a fixture with a mirror medallion

Brighten a dull right up, with a DIY mirror medallion to bring out the shine.

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Dye the plain lampshades you already have

Turn your frosted glass lamp shades into colorful pops with this clever dye idea.

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Give a fun & funky makeover to an old lamp

Choose a bright color palette spray away, for this fun and vibrant lamp makeover.

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Add baskets to lights for farmhouse charm

Cover those plain ceiling fan light attachments with a few inexpensive baskets.

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Cover a chandelier in a large drum shade

Hide the ugly bits of an old chandelier using a large, budget-friendly drum shade.

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Turn a hanging basket into a crystal light

Cover a hanging basket in tiny crystals and decorations, to make this fabulous looking light.

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Make a lamp cover from gardening wire

Wrap a light up in gardening wire, and easily hook in your own details and decorations.

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Transform cheap microphones into an accent

Make an intricate accent for your ceiling using cheap microphones from the Dollar Store.

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Add a fresh coat of color and embellishments

Dress up a boring chandelier with a simple coat of paint and strings of plastic gems.

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Make a chandelier pop with mason jars

Top of the candle cups of a chandelier with plain glass mason jars - classy & playful.

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Make plastic bottles into crystal-like lights

Glue together plastic bottles from the Dollar Tree, for a chandelier made totally on the cheap.

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Craft a copper and agate sconce (with wood)

Cover a wooden plaque in copper leaf & set in an agate slice to gently spread the glow.

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Align shards of mirror into a hanging design

Make a reflective masterpiece by hanging layers of mirror squares around your DIY chandelier.

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Pair two strainers into an intricate luminary

Connect two strainers and cover them in dark paint, to create a bold and unique lighting look.

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