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Round Up: 6 Ways to Cover Ugly Ceiling Light Fixtures

by on Aug 30, 2017

We’ve all seen our fair share of ugly ceiling light fixtures. We’ve also see our fair share of DIY ceiling light fixture cover ups. Here are six of our favorites ceiling light covers, all of which can be adapted to various styles so they serve as much as how-to’s as inspiration for our own creations. Enjoy!

Maegan's Eame's inspired light fixture cover
Photo: Love Maegan

Maegan used a hanging wire planter to make this delightful Eames-inspired ceiling light cover up. Visit Love Maegan to see how to do it yourself.

Emily's crystal light fixture makeover
Photo: My So-Called DIY Blog

Emily dispensed with the glass “boob light” shade and wired up some faceted crystal baubles to glam up her unsightly fixtures with these simple ceiling light covers. Click here for all the details. 

Monica used a wire wreath to make a ribbon chandelier to cover her ceiling light. Check out the video above to see how she did it. 

DIY Maven's barrel shade light fixture cover
Photo: Curbly

Using barrel shades to cover an unsightly ceiling light isn’t new, but my way of attaching on TO the fixture is. I used earth magnets, which means no wiring which means a perfect flush mount to the ceiling. Visit this post to see how I did it. 

Amy's barrel shade cover-up
Photo: The Blissful Bee

And, yes, barrel shades can be using for semi-flush mount fixtures as well, as proven by Amy over at The Blissful Bee.

DIY Strip light cover up
Photo: HGTV

Our last entry comes from HGTV and the tutorial is a quick and dirty, no images, text only deal. But it sounds easy enough to do, and it’s the perfect way to cover STRIP lighting fixtures. These two were made for $3.00! I’ll give you a hint on how they were made: A barrel shade was cut in half lengthwise and attached to the fixtures. Clever, no? Click here to read more about the project. 

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