Do any of you have those builder grade brass boob lights in your house? Yep I said boob! They look like boobs right? The only thing worse than boob lights is brass ones and I had them everywhere in my house. I wanted to upgrade them but I didn’t want to spend $100 on each light since I had several of them. I saw these $8 LYSBOJ lights at IKEA and I figured merging the two lights together would give me a great inexpensive option that looked high end. It was so simple, all I needed was a can of spray paint, the finial from the old light and a hot glue gun.
Purchase the IKEA LYSBOJ light for $7.99.
Don’t forget the light bulb! I actually purchased a 6 pack here because it was cheaper than IKEA’s option. It recommends a 60 watt bulb but I added a 100 watt equivalent LED bulb. Since they don’t get hot like regular bulbs I felt okay with that. Plus it is only a one bulb light so I wanted as much light as possible.
Put your LYSBOJ light together minus the last bottom piece and spray underneath first, flip and spray the outside. I used RustOleum’s Hammered Dark Bronze to pick up on the hardware from my DIY double barn door’s rolling track. Do not spray the bottom flower shaped piece.
I reused the finial on the old brass light. If you don’t have an old finial one you can buy one here. I sprayed that with the dark bronze too.
Once everything was dry I hotglued the finial onto the bottom of the floral shaped piece. Then I wired my light, added my bulb and attached the bottom piece.
This is a great inexpensive option for lights in hallways and bedrooms. Since it looks like a flower, painting it bright pink or purple might be fun for a little girl’s room.
It also casts a cool shadow on the ceiling.
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