Mother of Pearl Ceiling Light Cover

by A.J.
4 Materials
2 Hours
An Eye-catching ceiling fixture for under $40
I painted a bedroom a wedgewood blue and needed an eye-catching light fixture without being an expensive acquisition. I started online shopping and found a mother of pearl light fixture that had a not quite $300 price tag and appeared to be something I could replicate.
Round and round we go..
Place the tiles around the light cover. Don't worry about being messy because the glue becomes clear. Also you will have small spaces separating tiles. The spaces do not detract from the finished appearance. But if you decide to fill in gaps, that is easily done with stained glass window paint.
Row by row I continued placing the mosaic tile on the cover. I wanted the darker tiles nearer to the center. But since I had purchased only one box of tiles( since I had purchased the last box at the time), and there were mostly lighter tiles in the assortment,I made do with what I had.
This is the finished project after drying during the day...
This is the light cover with the ceiling light on....
I even used some extra tiles for the light switch cover since I was in a gluing mood.
In ambient light... Provided by the mother of pearl lamp I bought in Walmart( for under $30.. Of which I found similar on a designer sight for approximately $250. The tiles matched perfectly.
In the near future, I will fill in those gaps with white opaque stain glass window paint found and purchased in Michael's.. Otherwise my work is done! Have fun!
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  • Joanie Joanie on Sep 24, 2019

    Back in the day.....the 60's.....these ceiling lights were trendy. Yep!! But NONE as pretty as you made this one.  Ours were a plain white ceiling light with NO pizazzz at all. I guess cheap.?

  • Barbara Okae Barbara Okae on Sep 24, 2019

    Anything I can do to 'up-date' ugly, out-dated, fluorescent kitchen ceiling light encased in same fake wood (I think maybe formica?)

    Thank you,

  • Tobi Wyszomirski Tobi Wyszomirski on Sep 25, 2019

    What was the Mod-Podge used for? Did you hold the tiles on with the Mod-Podge? I've never used it so don't know what it can be used for.

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  • Barbara Okae Barbara Okae on Sep 30, 2019

    Thank you! You're ideas are beautiful but I'm afraid I won't be able to use them. The ugly fixture I'm dealing with is encased with Formica with long fluorescent and a cheap plastic cover.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Nov 02, 2019

    Loved your project, as well as the smaller dude, your light switch cover. However, the switch needs to be cleaned or replaced. Either would be an easy job and would make a tremendous difference in appearance. Keep on crafting!

    • A.J. A.J. on Nov 18, 2019

      Thankyou Suellen Hintz for your kind and observant comment.