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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Light Rehab

Today's DIY is a super simple way to change a light from the builder grade ceiling mount to a more updated look. 

 It's fun to make a new home reflect your family's personality but moving into a new house when everything needs updating can be a little overwhelming. 

There are some things you want to change immediately, some things you can live with for a while, and then there are those changes that may not be a permanent solution but are definitely better than before.

When we moved into our new house, we replaced a few lights but we couldn't replace all of them at once.

 I love this ceiling light but knew I could tweak what we already had for way less.

All that you need is a lamp shade--I bought this one at Home Goods, a ladder or stool (or woobly chair in my case), and maybe some string--I didn't need any with this light but sometimes I have used string to secure the shade. 

First, you'll unscrew the brown, round tip and take off this glass bowl.

Next, take the bulbs out so they won't break while you're adding the shade.

Now here is where this can be a little tricky depending on the type of shade you have.  With this one, I just had to thread the wire part of the shade onto the screw and then use the rubber spacer that was already on the light to hold it in place.  For other types of shades you may need to use string to secure it in place.

Once you have the shade where you want it and it seems secure, you can put the light bulbs back in.

And you're done!


More light rehabs coming soon...

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