Welcome to "Do It Yourself Day". I wanted to share with you another light transformation. I posted HERE last week about transforming a lampshade, now I want to share with you a few things you can do to change up a light fixture. A few years ago I had purchased this light fixture from Home Depot for my kitchen. I loved the finish and it was the style I was looking for, only problem... It had no BLING to it. Take a look for yourself.
I don't think there is a single lampshade in my entire house, that I have not added some type of trim to. When you add trim, you can make the lampshade coordinate with your room's decor. So that's exactly what I did, I added some trim with black and gold to match the accents in my kitchen. It's quite easy, just hot glue the trim right to the edge of the lampshade. In minutes it's a whole new look. Next step was to add some garland I picked up at Michaels Crafts. They currently have it in stock with all the fall decorations. I couldn't stop at the garland, I also added the beaded garland to give it that bling. Even though it's my kitchen, I wanted it to have a bit of a chandelier glam. Here's a close-up of the trim I glued on with the lights off.... Now with the lights on.... I added a ceiling medallion painted white to match my trim work. The final touch, a fabric sleeve made out of some gold silk fabric to cover up the chain. These are so easy to do, and really change the look of your lighting fixture. I have also done this to my dining room and foyer chandeliers. If your light is already up, you can still do this without taking down the light. Just cut a piece of fabric about 6" wide and 2.5 times longer than the length of the chain. Press under one of the long edges 1/2". Put the fabric around the chain by using two faced fabric tape, that you can purchase at the fabric store. Before you know it, you'll have a new look with very little cost or work! Now my regular light fixture has been transfromed... I originally added the garland for the fall, but it's going to stay up all year long! I just Love the beads.... They glisten when the light is on. (close up of the garland and beaded trim) Take a look around your house. Maybe you have a light that you could change form just ordinary, to EXTRA ordinary! I'm linking this post to a few other wonderful sites come and visit: