Hope everyone had a great weekend! Between work, hockey games, and small updates around the house we were hustling.
My sons room isn't quite ready for its makeover reveal, but I wanted to share a little switcheroo we completed this weekend. I'm a sucker for a small update with a big impact, especially if the budget doesn't allow for a more considerable update. Changing your home to reflect your personal style can be accomplished without breaking the bank and in fact, some of the greatest results have come from re purposing items. One of the best (and easiest) ways to update a room is to change the light fixture. How many of you have those builder grade boob lights in your house? Or an outdated and out of style ceiling fan that just collects dust? Guilty, here. I'm on a mission to change those lights that don't a) make me happy and b) don't reflect the vibe and style I'm going for in a room. We've only been here a short while, but it's been primo on our list in some of the rooms already.
So far we switched out this brasstastic light straight from 1983 with the chandelier that was in the dining room. Best part..it cost us ZERO dollars!
Check one for the Wright's in saving $146 buckaroos.
Of course we will eventually need to replace the dining room light we stole, however, since that room is low on our to-do list we have plenty of time to save up and scope out.
The other room victim to a new ceiling light was our daughter Abby's. The previous owners of the house had a ceiling fan hanging in her room they really wanted to take with them, and since I already had my eye set on a new chandelier for the space, I happily obliged. She had this girly chandelier from Pottery Barn in her bedroom from our last house, and I realllllly wanted to bring it here with us, but sadly she stayed behind. The blank ceiling space needed to be filled so we decided on a fun, whimsical chandelier from IKEA (very popular on Pinterest for revamping).
Her grown up glam room got this little gem from IKEA:
The price tag at $60 had me at hello.
Any IKEA product that comes through this door will be subject to a good hack and this MASKROS light was no exception. With just a touch of gold spray point, she got herself all glammed up and ready to shine. Now here she is sitting so pretty:
I'm eager to gold leaf all those little circles you see in the middle of the flower but for now, I'll let her be.
Our latest light restyle over the weekend was in my son's room. He had this lovely gem hanging before:
Sure, ceiling fans offer air circulation on those hot stuffy days. Aesthetically, however, they are just plain. ugly. I knew the vibe of Drew's room was going to be industrial and rustic, something my little future decorator was requesting. After much pinning and online shopping I compiled a short list of semi flush mount lights. Our criteria was to (hopefully) be below $100, be smaller in size due to the height of his bed, and have that iron-industrial look. Here are the finalists:
I LOVED all of them but loving all of them wasn't going to get me anywhere. So I showed Drew the final list and he chose #1!
The price was right, I loved the edison bulb, and it made the boy happy. Easy Peasy.
Here's the new atom ceiling light hanging high and proud. Some of you may have seen a sneak peak on Instagram.
And of course, a before and after:
The light is small at only 8" wide, but it is mighty! It is perfect for his room. I can't wait to share the rest of the room reveal after a few finishing touches are complete.
We are hoping to update a few more lights in our hallways shortly and I have my eye set on these beauties from the Young House Love collections at Shades Of Light.
What small changes have you been making in your house?