Turn a thrift store lamp shade into a budget friendly diy ceiling light.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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DIY Ceiling Light From A Thrift Store Lamp Shade
I am sure you have seen, or maybe even have, these globe lights. They are actually better than “boob lights” but they are just very plain and not my taste.
We are decorating on a budget so I decided to diy a new light fixture rather than buy one. Plus, who am I kidding, I just like to make things, lol.
I removed the globe light carefully, gave it a good cleaning and packed it away.
Gather your supplies and get the glue gun ready!
DIY Ceiling Light Supplies
- Hot Glue Gun
- Fabric of your choice-I used a deep navy cotton duck to go along with my navy buffalo check curtains that I shared here. I did have leftover buffalo check fabric, but I thought it might be a little buffalo check overload, as much as I love it.
- Thrift Store Drum Shade
Here is the before and after of the light hanging in the kitchen:
Quite an improvement for $8 and about 20 minutes of your time right? Definitely keep your eyes out for drum shades at thrift stores and flea markets.
There are so many things you can use them for. I hope you enjoyed this ceiling light.
If you do, please pin it for later for easy reference. Just click the photo below and click the pin button…