I've never liked the light fixture in the bathroom of our apartment. And then, after I gave the bathroom a little facelift, I liked the light fixture even less. I searched for a new fixture in my price range for a few months but to no avail. And then I finally came up with a quick, easy, and cheap way to upgrade the fixture.
Rather than change out the entire fixture, I decided to replace the shades on the existing one. The old shades were never my style but then after I repainted and restyled the bathroom they really didn't match the room at all. The new shades are a more simple design which now fit the modern feel of the room.
I also switched out the lightbulbs with new compact fluorescent bulbs. The new bulbs not only look better with the new shades, they also give off a whiter, truer light.
Now, I still don't love the light fixture but while I continue to search for the perfect new one, these shades will keep me temporarily satisfied. And at $2 per shade, it was a small investment for some temporary pleasure.
Images: Jason Loper