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I am so excited that my updated farmhouse kitchen light fixture looks amazing because this upcycle has saved me a lot of money. First, let me tell you that I took many before shots and shots of each step I took during this project, and something bad happened and my hard drive froze up. I was so upset that I lost many pictures, but this was the one project I was most excited to show you. Everyone that comes in my kitchen loves this light fixture so I decided to do this post with what I have. This project is so simple that I really can tell you how to do it.
My Christmas photo is the only “before” picture that I have. My light fixture was 14 years old, and I still loved the iron scroll pattern but I really disliked the goldish colored globes. I have seen so many light fixtures that are made with galvanized metal, and I wanted one in my kitchen. One thing that I do often, is look at things in my house and try to figure out ways to update my things. There are three reasons that I wanted to keep this fixture and only change the lamps. 1. I still love the iron part. 2. I did not want to spend any extra money. 3. I REALLY HATE ASKING MY HUSBAND TO DO HONEY-DO PROJECTS! I knew that putting up a brand new light fixture would take us hours to do.
I found my buckets at Walmart with the outdoor entertaining items. The buckets were the perfect size and under $8 for each one. My bucket is 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep. I do not believe they have it in the store right now because it was with the summer things but this is the exact buckets I used. You can also check Amazon for a similar bucket. I purchased a Bi-metal hole saw bit for around $12. My buckets are hanging upside down. I attached the bit to my drill and easily cut holes large enough for the light bulbs. I used the same rings that were on the globes to secure the bucket on the light fixture. I was concerned about how the light would shine on the table but it is perfect. In about 5 minutes, I had an updated farmhouse kitchen light fixture.