Friday, 1 July 2011

Dress up an ugly ceiling fixture

If your house was built in the 70’s as mine was, you may be familiar with these ugly ceiling fixtures.
I am in the process of redecorating my son’s room. I am doing it on a slim budget, so removing this fixture was out of the question; besides it works and there is nothing wrong with it, other than being hideous.
I recently found some new lampshades for my living room lamps, so I have two extra black drum shades.
DSCN1791 I came up with a way to attach it to the fixture.
A long bolt that fits into the fixture as well as the hole in the shade. 3 spacers that I found in my “things that I should throw away, but don’t” pile, and a nut.
I placed one spacer on the bolt, inserted the bolt into the shade, added two more spacers and put the bolt into the fixture. Tighten the nut.
Ta da! A fine looking fixture. 
I hope to have the room reveal tomorrow, but for now you can see a peek of the colours I have used.

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  1. So creative! And yes, the thought has crossed my mind to do harm to ugly household items when my husband says, "But it still works!" :-)

  2. Very nice! Such a nice way to update a room!

  3. Oh I love it. Such a clever and creative idea. I love it when you come up with something that uses things you already have. Beautiful to boot. Hugs, Marty

  4. Lovely and genius! You can decorate with some glass beads for something like a chandelier? Great job!

  5. can't wait to see the rest :D loving the colors and the chic manly feel already.

  6. Awesome. I can't wait to see the rest of the room!!!

  7. I forgot to tell you that I LOVE your new header...also I love your comment statement. Priceless. :)