Bathroom Light Fixture Makeover

5 Materials
2 Hours

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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  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Jun 02, 2017
    May I ask what kind if bulbs are those? They look nicer too.

  • N. G. Londonderry N. G. Londonderry on Aug 23, 2021

    Do you have any suggestions on how to transform one of those “Hollywood style” ball light bathroom fixtures?

  • Cheryl Whatley Cheryl Whatley on Aug 25, 2022

    How did you get the shade frames to attach to the light fixture?

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  • Nancy Nancy on Aug 21, 2022

    Very nice looking and clever.

    it wouldn’t be for me since I have an aversion to bare bulb lighting - too harsh on my eyes.

    Nevertheless, I totally appreciate your design and applaud your creativeness. 👏🏻

    • Kathy Kathy on Aug 21, 2022

      Just a thought, but if you like them well enough, put a dimmer switch on them!😁

  • Diane Diane on Sep 08, 2022

    I would have loved a front view but the side is really beautiful.