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!
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!
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An outdated brassy chandelier now looks modern and chic after just a coat of spray paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze.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!
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.
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.
via Create and Babble
Here you have an indoor lamp converted into a solar-powered outdoor light fixture. Love the rustic look.
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.
via Live the Fancy Life
See how this old brass light fixture turned shabby chic with a bit of help from some paint.
via DIY Fun Ideas
Turn an outdoor pendant light into a cool, monogrammed galvanized light with a galvanized bucket and a few tools.
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!
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.
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.
via The Country Chic Cottage
Some lamps just need a bit of ribbon trim to spruce things up.
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.
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This tutorial shows you how to cut fabric to update your lamps with drum shades rather than using the old, outdated ones.
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.
via Southern Revivals
For more lighting solutions, check out these 3-Minute DIY Nursery Lights. They’re gorgeous.
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