Quick Light Fixture Fix….

When we moved into Oak Cottage we loved

all of the attention to detail the builders

had put into it…….all of our floors are

reclaimed heart pine from a Civil War home

in Virginia.  All of the brick of our cottage is

reclaimed from a Civil War home in Alabama.

Loved the reclaimed barn wood covered walls in

the master bath….and so much more.

BUT, all this lovely attention to history

and character; and then they put $2 stock

light fixtures all over the house!

I mean EVERY ceiling fixture were these blah things.

They are kind of like a schoolhouse fixture wannabees….

but can’t. ha!

So, over the years as we have found what we wanted

we have slowly replaced each one of these….except

the two that hang in the master bedroom.

We haven’t been able to find exactly what we want

in there, yet. OK, the truth is we’ve found what we

want; but they cost more than our home. *humph*

We are still operating in the patience department

for those two fixtures.

As we have waited…we have had fun with each fixture

by decorating them in different patterns.

We’ve done black and white checkerboards,

polka dots, etc. We’ve put all kinds of things

on these fixtures….and it really changes their look.

Here are the ones that hang in our master bedroom……

the last two…..waiting to be replaced with the million

dollar fixtures of our dreams. 🙂

If you have any contractor grade lights in your home

that you would like to spruce up…..

this cannot be simpler!

We literally used Sharpies on all the fixtures.

If you get tired of the design or redecorate you can just

use fingernail polish remover to get the Sharpie off

and redo it with a different design.

Great for kids and teenagers….they can decorate/design

their own light fixtures in their room!

Here’s what you need:

Any plain light fixture….with a glass globe/cover


Here’s how ya do it:

1. Pick up the Sharpie color of your choice.

2. Use it to put designs on the outside of the glass globe.

3. If you goof…use fingernail polish to erase.

I’ll repeat it…since it’s deep and complicated:

1. Pick up the Sharpie color of your choice.

2. Use it to put designs on the outside of the glass globe.

3. If you goof…use fingernail polish to erase.

There you have it!


Yoohoooooo, Harmony Morrissey….

where are you? You are the winner of our Supersized Giveaway

and we can’t seem to find you!

We will draw another winner tomorrow if we still haven’t been contacted by Harmony!

Be on the lookout……

Also….if you’d like another chance to win one of our

Mini French Cafe Chalkboards…head on over

to French Country Cottage and enter to win one!

Have a great Wednesday~

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11 thoughts on “Quick Light Fixture Fix….

  1. My first thought: “Those fixtures are ADORABLE!”
    My second thought: “NOW she tells me….” [we recently moved out of a house that had LOTS of those!] I’ll definitely keep it on *file* for the future. LOVE your ideas & your fabulous taste.

  2. Great idea! We have bare bulbs in our bedroom! I have been patient for 7+ years – we have the light fixture – but, the wiring needs to be redone….we have two original lights in our home – I wish I knew what was previously in the bedroom…Perhaps one day,
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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