Living with Hollywood light bar bath fixture

by Sheila
I know nobody likes these strip light fixtures (why?) I need to refresh my 90s bath on.a limited budget...hubs wants too keep 8 bulb light fixture. Any way to make it updated, acceptable? Paint, different bulbs, mason jar globes?
  7 answers
  • I used Rustoleums Hammered spray paint in oil bronze almost 4 yrs ago. They look so much better! the pictures are not the best but in one of the you can see the spray painted fixtures
  • Sheila Sheila on Jan 10, 2015
    yours does look good :) The only real issue I have with this fixture is that it is so bright with 8 bulbs. I've seen where mason jars are used on strip light fixtures, but they hang down. Think shorter jars would work sticking out instead of hanging down? Thought of glueing the screw lid to the light bar and then painting the jars white with high heat paint to diffuse the brightness. (I know...getting a new fixture would be easiest, but hubs really wants to keep the fixture)
  • Shelley C Shelley C on Jan 10, 2015
    I saw on Pinterest where they spray painted the fixture an updated color like oil-rubbed bronze and replaced the bulbs with Edison style bulbs. It looked great and very current. you can click the image for more details.
  • Pwa1027826 Pwa1027826 on Jan 11, 2015
    I did the same as Garden Frog! I also changed the clear bulbs to frosted ones for a softer look. Its more muted look makes it not as obvious.
  • Kimberly Hawkins Kimberly Hawkins on Jan 11, 2015
    You could paint it, as suggested by other members. Have you thought of using the clear 40 watt appliance bulbs ? They're smaller and might work better with the Mason jar globes.
  • Pat G Pat G on Jan 12, 2015
    To save electricity, and make them less bright, we partly unscrewed half the bulbs. Easy, but doesn't look very different. I like the jars ideas, and the Edison bulbs
  • Sheila Sheila on Jan 15, 2015
    I think I've resolved my issue with the Hollywood light and I greatly appreciate all of your help! This fixture is installed above a double sink in along a wall that is 15' tall. In a attempt to draw your eye away from both the very tall wall, high ceiling and Hollywood light fixture, I hung a vintage paned window about 9" above the light fixture. I also painted the light strip the same color as the wall and exchanged the white bulbs for clear. Now I have a fixture that gives much needed light in this room (no natural light except a skylight 15' up) AND a fixture that isn't the first thing you notice in the room! thank you all, again for your creative help!