An updated farmhouse kitchen light fixture is a perfect way to update a light because I did not have to take down the light.
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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 all my pictures of the project.
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.
The 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.
One reason that I love projects like this is that it is less work for my husband. I really do not like to ask him to do honey-do projects is because he works so hard.
How I did it.
I found my buckets at Walmart with the outdoor entertaining items. The buckets were a perfect size and under $8 for each one. My bucket is 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep. 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.
You will want to see how to update your ceiling fans without removing the fan.
I love this!!!! How did you even think of this. I love the update.
Thanks Kelli! I just kept thinking how I could update this fixture that I had in my kitchen without having to ask my husband to install a new fixture and this is what I thought of.
Lynn Spencer says
Sherry, that light fixture looks fantastic and it’s amazing what a couple of walmart buckets can do to update and old fixture. Well done my friend!
Karyl Henry says
I love that you used buckets for this! Such a great idea. And the lights look fabulous
I love this look and the money you saved. Yay!
Frances Thomason says
Sherry this beautiful. You are so creative!!
Love all your re-do’s.
Chloe Crabtree says
Oh my goodness, how adorable! What a perfect makeover!
This is so clever Sherry, wow, I need to do this, it looks amazing and is so easy too!
Sandra L Garth says
It looks so expensive,great transformation! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.
fabiola garcia says
Hi Sherry, your beautiful updated farm lamp will be one of my features at http://www.fabifabu.com/2016/11/06/inspiration-galore-project-party-11/ this coming Sunday. Hope to see you there. Thanks!!
Thank you so much for the feature!
Wow, talk about a great update!
Genius Sherry. The lights look abSoooLutely amazing. So sorry your hard drive froze on you, that’s a bummer but you explained everything so well and the before and after pics are enough to convince me that it’s worth trying on our boring light fixtures to. inning, it’s really stunning
Sherry, such a brilliant idea!
Anne at Domesblissity says
Oh Sherry! I love it! You have such an eye for beautiful things and bringing them together. Thank you for linking up your posts last week to Thriving on Thursdays. I always love seeing what you’ve been up to.
Anne at Domesblissity xx
Positively Brilliant! Truly.
What a super idea that didn’t cost much and had such a huge impact!
I so totally love this!!! You did such a great job of updating your fixture. It is perfect. Hugs, Beverly
Hey Sherry, just wanted to let you know, your gorgeous light fixture is my feature for last week’s Sweet Inspiration link party. I really love it!!
Thank you Michelle! I am so excited for my Kitchen Light Fixture to be chosen as your feature this week!
At Rivercrest Cottage says
The new look is ten times better than the original. Now I’m on the look out to find something in the house to “bucket”.
Angie ~ ambient wares says
Extremely clever and beautiful! It looks so rich and elegant.
Debbie Mayfield says
I love the way it looks. Great job!
Toni | Small Home Soul says
Oh my gosh I love this so much! What a great idea, the light looks totally different and that beautiful scroll work iron really stands out now. It looks like it was always supposed to be this way.
Sam-Raggedy Bits says
So clever!!! Love this idea! Adds such a lovely look to your room
Linda Primmer says
Very creative and a brand new look for less. The scrolled piece is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.
Nice makeover. Its modern and gorgeous now.
Kathryn Griffin says
It turned out so great! Thanks for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party goes live tonight at 8:00PM. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Great idea! Can I ask what is the wall color? I love it with the cream and black.
I hope you received my email explaining the color, but if you did not, the color is Benjamin Moore “Revere Pewter”. It is a warm gray that goes with tan colors and gray colors.