Bathroom Light Fixture Makeover

My master bath is CURRENTLY in desperate need of an update OVERALL, but I decided to START with the light fixture.. This all came about when I joined a room makeover challenge with some of our blogger friends. The challenge? Pick a room in your house and give it a makeover spending NO MORE THAN $100!!!!
This is the BEFORE photo. I know, I know. Try to focus on the fixture. Baby steps my friends. I knew that I wanted to take the bulb covers off. I was hoping to replace them with clear ones, which would've been a good idea, had they not been $6 a piece.
I could not spend a third of my budget on just the light fixture, so I headed to the thrift store. I found these lamp shades for .75 each. NOW we're talkin'. I could feel the metal frame inside, and a lightbulb went off in my head!  Excuse the pun.
Ladies and gentlemen. Beauty is indeed found within.
After a little cleaning, painting, and finagling this light fixture has a fun industrial farmhouse look. If you like the vintage bulbs you can find them at this affiliate link. They are like icing on the cake

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3 of 4 questions
    on Jun 2, 2017

    How did you get them to attach to the fixture?
  • How much were the bulbs? Where I live those bulbs are about 10 bucks a piece...
    • Helene234
      on Aug 22, 2020

      very good, turning a regular shade into something very trendy that probalby costs a lot to purchase as such. i personnaly prefer shades to bright lights that remind me cof eiling bulbs before people got bulb covers

  • Dpbeee2
    on Jun 2, 2017

    May I ask what kind if bulbs are those? They look nicer too.
    • Tamara
      on Aug 22, 2020

      I know this is an old post, but I have seen them in dollarama and Canadian Tire. Just to name two in Canada.

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  • Pam Crenwelge
    Pam Crenwelge
    on Aug 23, 2020

    My hubby just did a 1/2 renovation on our 2nd bath upstairs ( used to be the kids’ bathroom, but they’re both gone and married now) and we didn’t do anything to the light fixture yet - and I kind of like this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Janice at Sawdust Sisters
    Janice at Sawdust Sisters
    on Aug 25, 2020

    Hi Emee! You can see the entire bathroom on my website :)

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