Budget-Friendly Lighting Ideas
There are many light fixtures out there that I dislike. Some are glass, some are brass and most date from the 1980s and ’90s. And while they all make me twitch, there is one that rises above the rest in fugliness…Now you might think that I’m just being dramatic, and I am, but I loathe this light with a passion for a few reasons…
#1 It looks like a boob (Hmmm, normally something like this would amuse me to no end…)
#2 Many will only hold one – 60w bulb
#3 It’s often put in areas that desperately need good lighting: Entryways, hallways and bedrooms
Have I convinced you yet? I hope so.
If this were an expensive fix I’d understand why you might not want to rush out and change it. However, in the Wild World of Light Fixtures, these lights are the least expensive to change!
Option #1 Flushmount Fixture with 3 Clips
They may not be any screamin’ glory, but they are attractive and affordable!
You can choose nickel clips or oil rubbed bronze clips to tie in with your existing lighting/metal finish. They also hold two, 60w bulbs which is a great way to amp up that wattage in your dark hallway or walk-in closet!
I also love this two-pack of lights. Clean, stream-lined style and GREAT price.
For larger rooms such as bedrooms, laundry rooms and even living rooms, get the ones that hold three, 60w bulbs (here) – the more the merrier when it comes to light!
Option #2 Semi-flush Mount
The sky’s the limit with this style of light fixture and it’s a great way to add personality and style to any room in your home!
Click HERE to see info on the above fixtures.
And yes, I do realize that a few of those have nipples (like the booby light) and rather large ones at that. However, the classiness of the fixture itself makes up for that little detail (and we all know how classy I am by now…)
Option #3 Chandelier or Pendant
Click HERE to see info on the above images.
So, to sum it all up (without having to do too much math), you can change this ugly light fixture out for under $100 and for as little as $11. The type of labour required should be manageable for yourself or even the most un-handy hubby. At the worst, it should take an electrician less than an hour to change one of these bad boys out.
If you want some great instructions here are some tutes and tips…
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