Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Light Fixture Change Up

A while back I picked up a light fixture from Lowe's for a little over twenty dollars. It was originally over $100. I figured that I could make it work. Well it turned out smaller than I had anticipated and I just had Rob put it up anyways.  


While at IKEA I picked up this extra large shade for $30.  I took off the small shades that originally came with the fixture.  Then I had Rob place it over top of the light fixture currently over our kitchen table. It sits perfectly over the top piece of the fixture.

It makes a huge difference in the scale of the fixture with the rest of the room.  Considering the entire light cost around $55 bucks total I figure it is still a great deal.  

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18 comments:

  1. ohh now that looks great, fantastic price for lighting!

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  2. I like the bigger shade...and I love IKEA...but doesn't?

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  3. The new shade makes a big difference - great idea!

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  4. That makes a HUGE difference. Way to think outside of the box or lamp shade :). I think it looks fantastic.

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  5. What a great idea! I love the new shade.

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  6. This is such a good idea! I love that you made it work for you since you weren't crazy about the smaller shades. The light looks great too btw :)

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  7. So smart!! And the end result looks great :)

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  8. I love it when easy, quick solutions work as good as this! It looks perfect in your dining room!

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  9. Love it Megan! It has more presence with the one big shade. Great easy fix!

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  10. OH my!! I LOVE this! I am going to have to do this really soon with my light fixture over my dining room table! Thanks so much for sharing! Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

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  11. Great idea! What luck that the Ikea shade fit over the existing fixture like that.

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  12. Great idea to give visual "weight" to the new lighting by a bigger shade! Way to thing outside the box!

    Thank you for sharing with the rest of us! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

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    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
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  13. What a great solution! Love that you were able to make it work for not a lot of money.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

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  14. Megan- That is brilliant! Love how the silver still peeks out from underneath. Looks very high end!
    Kim@reposhture

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