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easy and affordable pendant light fixture makeover in 5-min


Renting doesn’t mean your house has to be builder-grade and boring. If you find yourself hating your home’s pendant lighting or just wanting to add some personality, I have a quick, stylish solution. I will show you a 5-min light fixture makeover under $40 that will give your kitchen some major style. No electrician required!

Easy and Affordable Light Fixture Makeover in 5-Min (video) | Apartment Ideas | Home Decor Ideas | Caitlin De Lay Blog

5-min light fixture makeover under $40

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The pendant lighting above our kitchen island is standard builder-grade lighting. Nothing exciting. Ever since we moved in, I’ve been dying to add some pizzazz to the kitchen, but we have limited options with our lease agreement.

This light fixture makeover might seem like a super obvious solution, but I didn’t think of it until I saw the Torared light shade from IKEA.

Even if you don’t have an Ikea near you, this would work with any pendant shade with metal prongs. World market has some great options and they sell all their pendant shades separate from the lights.


what you need:

That’s it!


how to install:

These shades are super easy to install because they require no electrical work.

First, to get the shade over the light fixture, unscrew the original glass shade and remove the light bulb. Depending on the light fixture, a screwdriver might be required to remove the old fixture.

Next, slip that shade over the builder-grade lighting and get used to dying every time your walk into your kitchen because it’s so freaking cute!

Easy and Affordable Light Fixture Makeover in 5-Min (video) | Apartment Ideas | Home Decor Ideas | Caitlin De Lay Blog

light fixture makeover: adding texture and warmth 

Between the stark white cabinets, sleek steel appliances, and all the right angles going on in my kitchen, it was feeling pretty sterile up in here. It’s essential to include some rounded pieces, textures, and natural elements to soften it up.

This shade’s natural seagrass material really hits all of these elements at once, bringing some much-needed personality and warmth to my apartment kitchen.

Easy and Affordable Light Fixture Makeover in 5-Min (video) | Apartment Ideas | Home Decor Ideas | Caitlin De Lay Blog

Your home doesn’t have to be builder-grade and boring because you’re renting or on a budget. This 5-min light fixture makeover is just what you need to refresh your space and make it more “you”.

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