Wednesday, August 4, 2010

home improvement.

sooo, we have this really hideous stairway (that i hate because it's painted a builder-butter-yellow) that you guys have never seen because i hate it THAT much. it's only made worse with by the hideous glass light fixture that hangs there:
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is it a faux-marbled-glass? yes, my friends. yes, it is.

i came up with the plan to replace the glass part with a new shade, and voila! it's muccccch better now. the butter-yellow walls remain, but they will be done away with (hopefully) soon.
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i bought this shade at marshall's for $15 tonight, and rigged the shade so that it would attach to the existing fixture. it's really not totttallly sturdy or even, but it does the job until i find the best way to permanently fix the situation. the light is much better now, and it doesn't pierce my eyes with ugliness when i look at it.

i ended up turning the glass shade upside-down, and balanced the new shade on top of it. like i said, not the most permanent solution, but since it's not really moving anywhere, it works until i come up with a better solution!
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the inside:
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10 comments:

  1. I -just- bought the same lamp shade @ Marshalls. It came with a lamp that looks just like the ones that Janelle redid for her master bedroom. Mine's hot pink & in major need of a redo.

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  2. Great transformation...for only a little bit of money and time. Awesome!

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  3. Very clever! I like how the old fixture is supporting the new one.

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  4. looks great. very innovative. beige walls also drive me crazy

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  5. Looks SO much better! Looks like you could unscrew the light bulb, put the shad on and then screw bulb back in (thus removing the faux marble glass). that's just how it look in photos -thought i'd suggest it!

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