Inspired by pricey capiz shell chandeliers, Lisa Roy covered an existing bulb with a DIY version (made from wax paper circles!) that’s a total doppelgänger for the real thing.
Can you spy the 80’s-style chandelier hiding in this makeover? Tracie at Cleverly Inspired sprayed the fixture red and changed out its glass panels for wooden ones to update her space.
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To distract from the cheap, plastic tubes that often hold bulbs in chandeliers, Personally Andrea wrapped them in rope to create a fixture fit for a beach house.
When Stacy at Not Just a Housewife felt her kitchen needed a refresh, she spray-painted a neutral rattan pendant from IKEA to match her new palette.
Aly at Entirely Eventful Day made over a dark fixture into a light, airy piece with some matte paint and crystals for a touch of old-world glam.
Katie at Matsutake morphed her dining table fixture simply by flipping the arms. Then she upped the ante with yellow spray paint and shades made out of craft store doilies.
Not a fan of being in the spotlight at home? Cover utilitarian fixtures with a fabric-wrapped drum shade, like Sarah at While They Snooze.
Renters take note: Kristina at Knuckle Salad hid a less-than-beautiful ceiling light without damaging it at all. Her DIY drum shade is made with quilting hoops and decorative metal screens.
Jenny at Little Green Notebook turned a hardware store find into a piece with personality with just one stripe of color.