Light Fixture Update for $20!

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When we moved into our home, one of the items I wasn't a fan of was our dining room light. It just wasn't my style.

But I didn't want to take it down I just wanted to give it a makeover. So here's what I did.
I happened to find this really large shade at HomeGoods on Clearance and inspiration struck.
I hated the distressed brass on the fixture, it just looked dirty to me. I didn't want the hassle of taking it down and spray painting it so I painted it with Chalky Finish Paint in Relic.
I purchased small chain from Lowes and attached them to the light fixture and shade using small jewelry jump rings.
I love the way ended up. It's more my style, and also the lighting is less harsh when sitting at the table.

What do you think?
Suggested materials:
  • Shade   (Homegoods)
Tara Boettger
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  • Brenda Brenda on Dec 23, 2015
    Smart idea. I have been trying to figure out how to put a shade on a ceiling fan. Any ideas please let me know. Thanks.
  • Betty Burleson Betty Burleson on Mar 26, 2016
    Great idea. What color and brand of paint are your walls? Pretty.
  • Robyn Robyn on Mar 22, 2020

    I would like to do this! Can you provide a picture of how the light fixture looks from underneath? Thanks!

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