The other day I found this big white metal bowl at HomeGoods for $15 and immediately thought about creating a DIY flush mount ceiling light.
One of my kitties disagreed because he was convinced it’s a cat bed, haha, but I had different plans!
I hate, HATE most ceiling fixtures, especially the standard builder ones.
|This is my hated UGLY light fixture!
The only fixtures I ever like are “”mucho dineros” and if you ever sell your home, they usually stay behind. Not good!
I found these light fixtures on Houzz and if you could breed them and they had babies, the outcome might look somewhat like my NEW flush mount ceiling fixture.
DIY flush mount ceiling light from HomeGoods clearance bowl
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While this isn’t a revolutionary idea, I still think it’s pretty cool.
- metal clearance bow with holes
- Tissue paper
- mod podge
DIY flush mount ceiling light instructions
I could have spray painted the circles in a different color but I liked the white metal and picked some light grey tissue paper for contrast that I already had and mod-podged the paper to the inside of the bowl to give it that transparent look.
By that I mean that I brushed the inside of the bowl with some mod podge. Then added the paper over that layer of mod podge and padded it down.
I let it slightly try because I didn’t want to rip the delicate tissue paper.
And then I went over with some more mod podge with the brush.
It took me several attempts to figure out how to hang the somewhat heavier thing. But it’s up and hanging and it’s “purrty”. If you are wondering, I used two small wood blocks that I screwed into the ceiling and then I screwed the shade in place from both sides. Works like a charm. Should I draw up one of those childish pictures to show you what I mean???? Well let me know!
This is what my upstairs hallway looked like and was really happy with it!
What do you think?
Now years later it looks a bit different but I still love it. The painting got a new frame and I refinished the dresser with a bleached wood treatment.
Update: Click HERE to see how I hang a DIY flush mount light fixture. I made a macrame flush mount fixture that gets hung up the same way as this one.
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