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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. No room in the budget for new fixtures? No problem. Get inspiration from these light fixture makeovers to get a new look on the cheap. Seriously, they look like designer knock-offs and are only a fraction of the price. Let’s get started!

15 Light Fixture Makeovers to Save You a Ton of Money

How to Make Over Your Light Fixtures

This No-Sew Lamp Shade with Cover Buttons is so simple that even I could do it. Just give me a glue gun and some fabric!

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via Make It Love It

An outdated brassy chandelier now looks modern and chic after just a coat of spray paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze. You won’t believe the difference it made!

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via Unskinny Boppy

This Gold Faceted Lamp looks super expensive, but it’s not. It’s only #30 to recreate versus purchasing the $200 designer version.

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via Dream a Little Bigger

Spray paint was all this bathroom fixture needed to match the rest of the hardware in the room. The darker look adds a little drama over the stainless steel look.

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via Create and Babble

Here you have an indoor lamp converted into a solar-powered outdoor light fixture. Love the rustic look.

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via Diva of DIY

An old IKEA light fixture was updated with a drum shade and ribbon to make a modern, colorful fixture for the kids’ playroom/guest room.

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via Live the Fancy Life

See how this old brass light fixture turned shabby chic with a bit of help from some paint.

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via DIY Fun Ideas

Turn an outdoor pendant light into a cool, monogrammed galvanized light with a galvanized bucket and a few tools.

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via Sugar Bee Crafts

If your style is more country chic or rustic, create one a Mason Jar Lamp with Faux Zinc Shade. Love this!

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via AttaGirl Says

Tired of the “boob lights” on your ceiling? A capiz shade can create lots of visual interest from what was once a pretty boring (and awkward) light fixture.

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via Heathered Nest

Want to turn a thrift store lamp into a baseball lamp for your little slugger? It’s easy to do with some paint and duct tape.

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via The Country Chic Cottage

Some lamps just need a bit of ribbon trim to spruce things up.

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via DIY on the Cheap

One blogger not only painted her chandelier (navy, yay!), but she also changed out the globes. The old ones were plain-jane, but the new ones sparkle against the navy-colored frame.

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via 3 Little Greenwoods

This tutorial shows you how to cut fabric to update your lamps with drum shades rather than using the old, outdated ones.

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via The Creativity Exchange

This light fixture was stripped of its brass trimmings, painted and updated with wire baskets to create a more industrial look.

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via Southern Revivals

For more lighting solutions, check out these 3-Minute DIY Nursery Lights. They’re gorgeous.

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