Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ikea Light Fixture

So I saw these fixtures (black ones below) somewhere online, and thought. Hmmm. I like these. I think the prices were a bit crazy, and I thought how can I replicate these. Well when we were in Houston last week, and stopped by Ikea. I picked up the Melodi light fixture for $12.99 and thought about doing something with it in my daughters bathroom. I quickly changed my mind once I got home and saw the black fixture below. I thought they looked sort of similar, so why now try it. Plus I think I have a thing for installing light fixtures. Something about seeing it come on.








I decided to spray the Melodi with oil rubbed black spray paint, and up it went.


Mr. Styles likes the fixture and the location. He says

”It reminds me of alley way lighting. The hall now has an alley effect that will lead up to my room. I like it Babe.”

So it’s up for now, until something new comes my mind. I love light fixtures. We have actually been thinking about installing recessed lighting OURSELVES.

I found this image at the last minute while composing this post. But same concept. I would spray the insides with a copper colored spray paint and spray the outside a glossy white. Ideas are spinning around as I type. To bad I only had one fixture to play with,

So what are your thoughts on the Melodi? And has anyone installed recessed lighting yourself? Do tell, please.

High Fives & Hugs,

Tamara Styles


Designwali said...

You did a great job...it looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

It looks great!

Mrs. Chic said...

Looks good! I like that fixture in black much better.

We plan on installing recessed lighting too, in our kitchen. My dad says its not too hard, as-long as you have easy attic. But he's done it before several times.

Natalie said...

Wow! You inspire me to spruce up my apt!! Looks great.



Wow what a huge difference one little piece can make! I love this fixture and IKEA has the best prices!! Looks GREAT! Kiah

Anonymous said...

Your decorating talent and creativity is absolutely ridiculous!!! What a blessing chica!!! ;)

Brown Birdy said...

Ooh we have this lamp over our dining room table! LOVE it-we scored it for $4.99 so it was the obvi choice! I love that you painted yours-great thinking Tam!


very original!!!


Anonymous said...

Tam I love it! Since it looks like we will be staying put for now, I am gonna take on some projects this summer. Step daughter's bedroom and our bedroom to begin. Also I know I will be changing out light fixtures and faucets:) Oh and yes paint! Woot woot!

Kwana said...

That's so good looking. Great job.

Sharstin said...

it looks fantabulous!

Amy R. said...

I like it. I really like that you did not have to spend much money to get such great results:) I hope you are having a great week so far. We are almost half-way through already:)

HapiMommy said...

Love the new light fixture. I have two lighting projects I would like to do, but I'm afraid of changing out the fixtures. ARRGH!

Anonymous said...

oooh I like that Melodi in black! I have several of those flush mount basic builder light fixtures and I CAN'T STAND THEM! I'm still trying to find the perfect (inexpensive) chandelier to replace the one in my master bathroom. Oh, and good Luck on doing the recessed lighting yourselves, that's a big challenge.


crescent harbor said...

nice post. This type of post always help people to choose perfect lights. thank you for sharing.

sc said...

You made this light awesome! What kind of paint did you use? Does it come with that ceiling plate thing?