Hi. Do you have ball lights in your house? You know the really cheap do-it-yourself glass ball light fittings. Well my whole house was full of them when we bought it.
Not the prettiest light fitting? Over the years we have replaced many of the light fittings in our house, but I still have a few of these insect-filled balls haunting me. I decided enough was enough and I was going to replace them myself. Not being an electrician, my only option was to visit the shops for some DIY light fittings. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The range of DIY lights on offer has improved greatly. This is what I cam home with.
A beige fabric lampshade with pretty rows of crystals hanging down. I hung this one in our staircase. This is what it looks like lit up.
This almost Moroccan style one is now at the end of our bedroom.
and finally this waterfall style chandelier in now in my walk-in-wardrobe.
It makes a pretty pattern on the ceiling when it's lit up.
It's a little bit like Fun and VJ's Murano chandelier here, that Anita used to replace her ball light.
DIY lights are so easy to install. You simply remove the light globe. Unscrew the collar on the batten, remove the existing DIY light fitting, place the new DIY light fitting in place, and rescrew the collar onto the batten. Done in less that 5 minutes and it can completely change the look of your room. The best bit is - If I decide I don't like them later on, I can just change them again. No need to call an electrician.