I promise I will not make any jokes about “How many (insert witty line) does it change the lightbulb?” because this is not a joking matter and I can, in fact, do it all by myself. A very long time ago, February to be exact, I posted about a candle holder I converted to a light fixture. It was a good post and all, but lacked an explanation on how I accomplished it. The light bulb finally went out so I used that as a reason to get back up there and snap some pictures.First let’s take a look at the original light, well, just something similar to the original. Can you believe this costs $5.98 at Lowes? Crazy sauce. That’s like six McDoubles.
This is what I planned to replace it with. The opening was the exact same size as the light base. The silver stand was able to be unscrewed, flipped and screwed back in place. You can buy it online here but it’s 50% off in store maybe every other week.
This is after I removed the cover. When I first did this, it was to see if I even could. Once I decided it would work, I didn’t really finish anything because I was too busy gleaming about my success. Anyways, the base was left ivory, but wasn’t meshing with the crystal cover.
A little Rub n’ Buff took care of it! I had it out when I was doing the buffet. I was lazy again and didn’t tape anything off. I was shooting for “good enough”. From the floor, it looks flawless. I’m satisfied.
Once the lightbulb was changed and checked to see if it worked, it was time to put the cover back on. The screws are a part of the original light fixture so I took a paper clip, wrapped it around the crystal cover securely then wrapped it around the screw. There are three screws total I did it to each one. It takes longer to get the ladder out than to actually do this. I originally did this about a year ago, and have had zero problems with it except the light bulb burning out. It’s really easy to take it off and put back on so it’s not permanent.
There you go! Lights ON.
Anyone else attaching random objects to the ceiling and calling them light fixtures?
9 responses to “Changing a Light Bulb”
It’s great! I love the effect it gives off!
I’m not tooting my own horn, but it is seriously so lovely. I love the glitter!
You go ahead and toot your own horn! This is ingenious! I love anything sparkly. :)
I’m thinking of where I can put one in my home. it’s so sparkly and pretty.
I’ve put a couple in closets too!
Ooo, sparkly! Love it!
I am removing all of the boob lights in our house and replacing them with these. LOL! Love this!
I’m not sure if I would classify this as a boob light, maybe an implant light because it is WAY to perky and round, ifyouknowwhatimean!
Wow! This is awesome! Great idea =)