Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Breakfast Room Light Fixture

When we moved into our brand new home back in 2006, the builder had installed the most hideous, cheapest white metal chandelier in our formal dining room that I had ever seen.

It was exactly like this and must have cost them all of about $5 -


I promptly took it down and replaced it with something more formal that matched the room.  The light fixture in the breakfast room was just the single glass shade pendant light and new it had to go too.

We got a new fixture for the breakfast room and kept it up for awhile, but it just wasn't right. Then I got the bright idea (hey we are talking about lights!) to paint the hideous white dining room fixture black to match the breakfast room furniture.

After painting the fixture, I decided that I didn't like the bare chain and sewed up a black cord cover for it and added some shades.


This fixture has been in hanging in our breakfast room for the past 5 years or so and while I still loved it, it was time to freshen it up a bit.  I thought I would add some trim to the shades, but then I ran across these at Garden Ridge 
for just $2.99 each!

I know it's not a big change and I probably could have just added trim to the old shades, but for the price, it was a cheap and easy makeover.

The new ones really look nice when the light is on - 


Quite a difference if you compare it to the original white 
fixture that it started out as!



I've learned that almost anything can be updated with a can of spray paint!


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27 comments:

  1. Awesome fix! This looks great! Our house was total builder grade when we purchased it too.

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean
    www.mandyjeanchic.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Mandy. I'm trying to work up the nerve to start working on our builder grade bathroom. I'd really like to gut the whole thing, but just not sure if I'm up to that much work!

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  2. Simply beautiful! New follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog and link this up on my wednesday party.

    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica! I'm your newest follower and linked up to the party too!

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  3. Great makeover!!! I love using spray paint too. It's so quick and easy! Thanks for sharing! Blessings ~ Judy

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    1. Quick and Easy (along with cheap) are some of my favorite words! Thanks so much for hosting such a fabulous party each week!

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  4. Isn't it amazing what a little paint will do? Great makeover! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.
    xo,
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Lisa! I'm your newest follower. Love those shamrock cookies you made but they are too pretty to eat!

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  5. These are so pretty! I have the same kind of plain light fixture in mine dining room. I am definitely going to try this!

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    1. Thanks Tayna! Good luck with yours!

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  6. The new shades are so much better. They really made a difference.

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    1. I really love the new shades - especially at night!

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    1. Thanks Steph! I really love how it turned out and think I can probably keep it around another 5 years or so!

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  8. Seems like everything looks better with a fresh coat of paint. Thanks for sharing this great transformation!

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    1. It can sure fix a whole host of problems! Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. What an update! That makes all the difference in the world! We have a brass one above our dining room table that I'm working up the nerve to spray paint...I hope it turns out as well as yours did!

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    1. Spray paint has never failed me! Good luck with yours! Hope it turns out just like you want it to!

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  10. I love the look you created from that ugly light fixture! (can't really call it a chandelier...lol) And the new shades look lovely when they are lit.
    I saw you sharing at Life on Lakeshore Drive.
    Debbie :)

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    1. I agree Debbie - it was horrible! Thanks so much for taking time to stop in!

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  11. Thanks for sharing. This is so inspiring as there may be many who don't realize that sometimes small changes make a big difference! Wonderful!

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    1. I've started looking at things now with an eye as to how I can change them and make them better. The easiest way is with spray paint. It can work miracles.

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  12. That is a fantastic transformation! I love it! Found you at the Share Something Saturday blog hop and SO glad I did. Now following you via the GFC.

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    1. Thanks Terrye - I'm following you now too! Have a great week!

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  13. HI! Thanks for linking up to "Show It Off Wednesday" on View From River Mountain last week! I will be featuring THIS on this week's Show It Off! I would be SO pleased if you would grab a featured button from my blog. I hope you can link up again this week.

    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica! We so appreciate all the gracious bloggers that take the time to host parties. I know it must take an enormous amount of time. We grabbed a button and linked up again! :)

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  14. Wow, I love the shades. They were the perfect choice. Thank you so much for sharing at a Bouquet of Talent.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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