$20 DIY Industrial Light Fixture

industrial Light Fixture

I love all of the amazing DYI bathroom makeovers I see on my favourite blogs and my new place could definitely use a bathroom refresh!

My starting point? The dated, contractor grade light fixture above the sink. My budget – $20.

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To achieve the industrial style, I started by removing the finials on each side of the fixture and replaced them with 1 inch plumping caps that you can find at any box store. I got mine at Home Depot for $1 each!20160819_180314

The existing finials were a little to ornate to pass as industrial – but the fix was super easy and very inexpensive!

The frosted glass shades also needed to go and I was inspired by the caged bulb look I’ve seen on some very expensive fixtures. To replicate the look inexpensively I started with three hard plastic cages from Home Depot for just under $5 apiece.

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Just $5 each!

All it took to make this look like an expensive custom fixture was a little spray paint. I had these in my supplies already but they are around $10 each to buy new (you get quite a few projects out of them).  Make sure you cover all areas that shouldn’t be sprayed.

For the fixture base I used two light coats of bronze and for the cages I used an under coat of aged copper and a light coat of bronze on top. I did this to create a little contrast.

The cages tightened onto the existing base with tiny screws that were included and then it was time to reinstall.

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I love the look and can’t wait to share the rest of my bathroom makeover!

 

 

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