Budget-Friendly Lighting Ideas
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There are many light fixtures out there that I dislike. Some are glass, some are brass and most date from the 1980’s and 90’s. And while they all make me twitch, there is one that rises above the rest in ugliness…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 1 – 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
Wait for it…computing…screw it, I hate math. Basically, you can get these fixtures for about $11-$13 each. You can choose nickel clips or oil rubbed bronze clips to tie in with your existing lighting scheme and they also hold 2, 60w bulbs which is a great way to amp up that wattage in your dark hallway or walk-in closet!
For larger rooms such as bedrooms, laundry rooms and even living rooms, get the ones that hold 3-60w 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’s some tutes and tips…
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