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.

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IKEA MELODI LIGHT FIXTURE ($12.99)

THE EXISTING BASIC BUILDER FIXTURE

 

IT WAS HERE….UNTIL

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

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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

16 comments:

Designwali said...

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

A Journey to " A House of One's Own" 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.

Natalie
Http://thejazzyspot.blogspot.com

FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

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

Sunny 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!

MI ESTILO DIA A DIA said...

very original!!!

xoxo

caramelnaps25 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!

Jasmine 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.

~Jazz

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sc said...

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