In the new-to-us house, in our master bath, we had these lovely Victorian-ish style shades on the light fixtures (note sarcasm).
Not really our style.
I’m not sure if they’re really Victorian, but I didn’t think “floofy” was a design style. And that’s what they are: Floofy to the max.
I wanted to update our bathroom lighting, but without spending a fortune. So, I tried changing out the covers for something more my style, something more modern.
The problem was that the screws that held the shades in place on the fixture were rusted. They wouldn’t hold new shades. Time for Plan B.
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I found these vintage Edison bulbs and fell in love.
It was as if a lightbulb went on! (HA! Get it?!? DIY humor!!)
I removed all the shades from the fixture and changed out the regular bulbs for the vintage bulbs.
Poof! From floofy Victorian to vintage chic!
I left in the rusty screws and the light fixtures were a little, ahem, “aged,” so the bulbs worked with the fixture to create a rustic, vintage, industrial-ish look.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to change the look of a light by just changing a few things. The whole process took me about 20 minutes total. Not bad for a whole new, updated look!
Total cost: about $110 for the bulbs (11 bulbs – because Dear Husband now wants me to do the same thing for the lights above his vanity).
Total time: about 20 minutes.
It’s the perfect way to update bathroom lighting without changing out the whole fixture!