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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I came over from Miss Mustard Seeds FFF and I love your new ceiling light!
    Awesome job on the dresser and lamps too!

  2. What do I think?? Well, since you asked….I think it is AWESOME, very clever, and if I ever get invited to your house for a party I might try and find a way to fit it into my purse. I love your blog. You are programmed into my “favorites” list…AND YOUR CAT ENCLOSURE HAUNTS MY HUSBAND’S HONEY-DO LIST! He WILL make me/the cat one or I will beg/nag for.ev.er!

  3. This is so pretty and clever and yes, I may need one of those pictures to show how you screwed the shade onto the blocks. I just love this!! I’ve been swooning over those same light fixtures on houzz and this is such a great (and affordable) idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Ellora!
      Thank you so much! And I might have to post a silly drawing of the mounting contraption ๐Ÿ™‚
      I have a whole stack of projects where I need to draw up an explanation for how I did it.
      Once and for all I have to learn now to take more pictures along the way. I’m just too eager to get it done. But I’m getting better at the picture taking thing.
      Thanks for stopping!

  4. That is the coolest light fixture. That’s thinking outside of the box.

  5. What a great idea! It looks fabulous and I love the fact that you put tissue inside it. Never would have thought of that.

    1. Thanks Jacky! The tissue paper works because the bowl is deep enough that the paper won’t get hot when the light is on!

  6. I saw your light fixture on Kate’s “Best of the Blogosphere and am in love! I agree…the light fixture’s I have are hideous, but the ones I heart are way more than I’ll ever spend! I can’t wait to go shopping for a new idea! Thanks for sharing this.
    And the cat enclosure: I would totally do that. We have a screened porch that acts as our “cat house”, but if I didn’t, I’d be outside building away right now.

    1. Thanks so much! And I’m glad you like my cat enclosure! Never knew there were so many cat fans out there!
      Thanks for coming over and come again ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Shavonda @AHomeFullOfColor says:

    How awesome is that! Just saw this over at Centsational Girl and I just love it. Great Job!

    1. LOL and thank you! And yes I will come and check out theblogsisters!
      Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Fabulous! I’ve been eyeing our boob light in the foyer wondering what I could do with it. And I was just at HG, I’ll have to be on the lookout for a bowl!

  9. It looks great though ๐Ÿ˜‰
    But I still can’t get the way you fixed on the lamp ๐Ÿ™

    1. Did you see my drawing? I know it’s not that nice, sorry! But I simply screwed 2 wooden blocks to the ceiling on the inside perimeter of the bowl. Then I placed the bowl over the blocks and screwed the bowl into place from the sides…meaning the screws go through the bowl into the blocks.

  10. That looks so cool. I am going to have to try that in the “library” part of our living room by our front door. If I survive my 10 foot ceilings without falling off the ladder, I will post pics. Again, that is so cool.

  11. Love your light fixture and that it was such a bargain! I also love the painting you have hanging above the dresser.

    Did you paint it? Do tell.

    1. Hi and thanks, no I didn’t paint the painting. It’s from a German painter that was friends with my great-grandfather. I love it too and it makes me think of my grandmother.

  12. Bravo! What a great idea. Clicked over from the Creating with he Stars contest to pin this!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party every Wednesday.

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  15. I love this! I have a similar bowl!!! Never thought of doing that!! So creative.

  16. So when you need to change the bulb, you just unscrew the bowl from the blocks? How do you ensure that the holes in the blocks don’t get chewed up and loose over time? I seriously love this…I can’t stand the builder grade fixtures in my home, either!

    Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah! I hate the builder’s fixtures too. And most flush mount lights at home improvement stores aren’t that pretty either or too expensive. Yes, I do unscrew the light on the blocks but only had to do so once so far. I’m not concerned about the wood wearing out since it would even hold up if I’d just insert a nail or pin.
      Hope that helps.

  17. I love the look. My only concern is that it is a fire hazard with the paper and glue so close to the hot bulb…. Or is it not as close as I think it is?

    1. I was concerned about that too but the bowl is actually so huge that the paper doesn’t even get warm. So no worries there!

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  19. you are one clever person.

  20. This is an old post so I hope you get this comment! How did you take the original fixture down? I have the same one and I can’t figure out how to take it off to change the bulbs. I googled “I can’t take off my light fixture”and found your blog!

  21. You have done so great! I cant wait to try it! but i guess im one of those that do need a child drawing to understand how the bowl is attached.

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