An updated bathroom light fixture makeover that was purchased from a thrift store.
Give light and people will find the way. – Ella Baker
We are attempting to makeover a seriously UGLY bath in this challenge. No joke, this bathroom could win a contest.
Today we are sharing our updating a bathroom light fixture. The “twirls” in the old one made it so it wouldn’t be able to be used in our space.
We, as in Salvage Sister…. cause let’s be real…the Mister really didn’t care, wanted a more simple design like this…
Back to the ReStore (aka home away from home) we went.
TIP – Sometimes you have to go multiple times to find what you are looking for. Keep a running list, on your phone, of not only items needed but measurements.
We already added an oil bronzed faucet so the fixture needed to be oil bronzed as well, for our taste.
Going into it we knew painting would be our best option so we just looked for the correct shape.
We found this for $5.
Actually I think it might have even been less as I think it was on a discount that day. And we won’t name names of who broke one of the glass shades…okay, I confess it was me!
LIGHT FIXTURE MAKEOVER
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Clear glass shades were purchased for around $15 total. Check your local hardware store or these are similar to what we got just more expensive.
We already had this paint ………so that was FREE!
MISTER TIP – When choosing a light fixture, make sure the size of the backplate of the fixture matches the electrical box on the wall or you might have a bigger project on your hands.
When spray painting, do several light coasts, one at a time, to avoid blobs and runs.
And here’s our finished project:
I like it better than the one I found online!
Room Budget $100
Light Fixture $22 (half the price of a new fixture)
Amount Remaining $78
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