A super easy and quick fix to modernize those outdated light fixtures. See how I updated this old light using a DIY wire basket lampshade!
There is one last simple tutorial left as part of the Kids rental bathroom update – the wire basket lampshade.
Here’s a look at the original view.The original was a dated light fixture from the 60’s. The light doesn’t look too bad next to the pink blinds but there was no way I was going to leave it as is.
I was inspired by my friend Toni’s hanging basket light and created this simple solution.
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Materials needed to make the easy wire basket lampshade-
How to make a wire basket lamp shade –
Step 1 – Carefully remove the lampshade from its socket and measure and mark the wires you need to cut to create the opening. I had go back and forth as I cut to make sure I got the right spots.
Step 2 – Cut using the bolt cutter or wire cutter.
Step 3 – Hold it to the light fixture and screw back the old lampshade. The wire basket just rests on the old lamp shade.
The wire basket lamp shade is ready!
Wasn’t this an easy update? That wood valence on the window was super easy to make too. Check out the full wood valence tutorial –
You also don’t want to miss how I made and installed this towel hook and shelf without using a single nail or screw to the wall!
And my favorite update of all… the Faux marble countertop update!