Over at My So-Called DIY Blog, Emily was getting tired of the builder-basic light fixtures in her home. While window shopping in the Pottery Barn lighting section, she spotted a beautiful fixture embellished with crystals. Emily realized that the base design of both the PB light and her "boob" lights were actually very similar.
Over at This Silly Girl's Life, Shelly from DIY Mama shared a simple spruce-up for a basic switch plate. Looking for a a quick and easy way to use up some washi tape and add a little color an personality to a room, Shelly decided the basic white light switches in her daughter's bathroom could use a little makeover.
When Chaney's parents bough a riverfront home, this dated brass light fixture was part of the deal, she explains at May Richer Fuller Be. Recently, Chaney has been helping them with some updates. After studying the brass and glass pendant light, she decided that instead of replacing the fixture, she just needed to give it a makeover.
"We have had a hole over the dining room table for 1.5 years now, waiting for the perfect, inexpensive chandelier to come available," confesses Jenny at Focus Jennie. "The house came with a perfectly fine chandelier that just plain wasn't my style, so it has had a home in the garage waiting to be taken to Goodwill." But when the perfect light just couldn't be found, Jennie took another look at the unwanted light fixture in her garage.
At her blog, Making It In the Mountains, Kristi tells us she's been planning on giving her Granny's lamps a makeover ever since her mom passed them along. "I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing and the lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste," she says.
At Homespun with Love, a dining room chandelier was getting a little too brassy for its homeowners. "We looked for some time trying to find a reasonably priced replacement that would suit our decor taste, but try we did with no luck."
Stacy from Buttoneeering shares a neat idea for upcycling empty glass bottles into lighting. She suggests that empty wine or liquor bottles works best for this project, but I bet mason jars would work, too.
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