Updated Farmhouse Kitchen Light Fixture

Sherry@Savvy Apron
by Sherry@Savvy Apron
2 Materials
My light fixture was 14 years old, and I still loved the iron scroll pattern but I really disliked the goldish colored globes. I have seen so many light fixtures that are made with galvanized metal, and I wanted one in my kitchen. I could not find one in my price range so I decided to change the globes to give the light a more farmhouse llok.
I removed the gold colored globes and went shopping to find something that would work with my existing fixture. I found some galvanized metal buckets that look like they would fit perfect.
I drilled holes in the bottom of the buckets. I used the rings from the old globes to hold the buckets in place. I was concerned that the galvanized metal buckets might make the room and the table dark from not providing much light but it actually made the table and the room brighter.
This project took me 10 minutes to drill the holes and cost me less than $25. The best part of the project is that we did not have to remove the light fixture from the ceiling and install a new light fixture. Both time and money saved!
Suggested materials:
  • Galvanized metal buckets
  • Bi metal saw bit
Sherry@Savvy Apron
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  • Mo Mo on May 25, 2020

    The window treatment in the back of these pics? What is it?



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  • Daisy@TX Daisy@TX on Dec 05, 2019

    I will definitely do this.

  • Donna Donna on Jan 02, 2021

    I left a compliment, but accidentally left it as an answer to another gal’s question. 😅

    i believe my brain is running low on fresh air. Thanks a lot coronavirus for keeping us captive! 🧐