I know, I know why would I feel the need to change this lighting situation??
I mean, doesn’t everyone dream of a bare lightbulb precariously hanging over their tub?!
Spells r-e-l-a-x-a-t-i-o-n to me!
Truth is, I used to have a great light fixture up there until my wonderful husband observed that it was 2 seconds away from falling. Considering our kids take their bath here every night, that was a big problem!
The problem was with the actual fixture, not the cord so I dug around in my attic and found a lamp shade I had been hoarding. It cost $2 at a thrift store. I also scrounged up some leftover fabric and voila…
I won’t even bore you with the step-by-step directions on how I did this because:
1. I didn’t take pictures of each step
2. I basically made this up as I went along
There are some great tutorials on Pinterest though…just search “fabric covered lampshades.”
Anyways I did decide to spray paint the inside of the lampshade gold before I covered it to give it a little touch of glam.
The framed numbers are my sons birthdays.
I saved room for my next little bundle of joy’s birthday!
This photo was taken way back when my husband and I were dating.
My mom framed and gave it to us as an engagement gift.
It so sums up that time in our lives…just us two and so content.
I hung it right next to where I get ready each day.
And just for fun, here is a shot of it at night.
ps…my old fixture was no longer safe for hanging but works out great as decoration…