Updating globe lights

We’ve already replaced the other two lights in here (you can see one of the replacements reflected in the mirror up there), and this is supposed to be a BUDGET bathroom makeover, so we opted to work with what we have in this case.

Above the big old messed up builder grade mirror in our master bathroom hung this not so messed up chrome vanity light: I actually kind of like the shape of it…has some art deco-esque kind of waviness going on at the edges that sets it apart from most examples of builder grade vanity lights.

With the holidays lasting over a month, most people aren’t in house project mode.

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But since I needed eight, I still would have had to buy two individual ones at Home Depot like prices and then hope they were all identical when they showed up…this would have completely destroyed my mad quest for four posts in one week like old times. I discovered that this place sells Edison bulbs that look like the ones I got for $3.83 each with very reasonable shipping! So I was just going to say, “I guess that means no one’s going to be using my Amazon affiliate link up there, since I just told you where you could get the bulbs way cheaper than Amazon” when I happened to do one MORE quick Amazon search and turned up THIS six pack of bulbs for $3.25/ bulb with FREE shipping (another affiliate link, only this one’s better). So I am kicking myself for my impatience and poor googling skills now, and I can only hope that I will save someone literally TENS OF DOLLARS by passing along this hard earned information. My light looks really pretty now, so it’s all worth it.

Well, I mean, it’s not WORTH it, since clearly I paid way too much for my light bulbs.

You can see it in these pictures, and I’ll give you a better look at it and talk about it more in yet another bathroom post (on a roll!

A room makeover can be expensive, but a quick and affordable way to add flair and ambiance to a room is by updating the light fixtures. Seriously, they look like designer knock-offs and are only a fraction of the price. This No-Sew Lamp Shade with Cover Buttons is so simple that even I could do it.

I’ve helped them paint some furniture and today I’m going to show you how I updated their dining room light.

Last modified 27-Jul-2020 22:32