Being thrifty also can help you find fixtures with a history. DIY blogger Dena Stormer snapped up this ceramic light fixture, from a Luby’s cafeteria, for just $40 at a flea market in Texas. All it needed was a gloss white paint to freshen it up. She made the calendar/diner sign and crafted curtains using vintage chintz fabric.
This newly-built beach house achieves old-house charm by swapping ubiquitous pendants over the peninsula for flush-mounted milk glass orbs, antique finds worth every penny. Over the dining table, a large lantern is a stylish focal point while a trio of salvaged copper marine lights, one above each window, illuminate the sink.
This contemporary white living room is full of glamorous accents, with neutral upholstered armchairs, silver gray area rug, built in book shelves with silver wallpaper, vintage inspired glass and metal coffee table, silver starburst pendant, and colorful modern art.
Put a vintage bicycle on display inside or outside the home by wrapping the wheels, frame, handlebars and seat with lights. To keep necessary wires from interfering with the look, stick with black extension cords, which can wrap around black tires, minimizing their presence.
As seen on season 1 of Tiny Luxury, this 140-square-foot home was filled with high-end, industrial-style caged light fixtures at a fraction of what it would cost to outfit a standard-sized house. Perks!
A distressed wood cabinet and vintage gold leaf mirror create a charming vanity set up. A gold nightstand echoes the vintage flair, but contributes a different finish. Mounted light fixtures are affixed around the mirror adding soft light to the natural sunshine from the draped window.
A vintage light fixture fills the open space to add subtle decor over the stairs in this hall. The handrail and newel caps compliment the hardwood floor coloring leaving the white balusters looking bright between the wood details. A classic, small sofa and framed mirror fit the simple and sophisticated style.
A wall-mounted brass lantern adds a nautical touch to this timeless dining room combining rustic and polished elements into a transitional country-elegant space that's inviting for both family and friends.
A string of twinkling lights will add a little something special to any outdoor space, but vintage-style lights with exposed filaments go the extra style mile. Edison String Lights, $39.95 from CB2, add a fun party attitude to decks and patios and look great wrapped around an outdoor umbrella.
A watercolor canvas gives soft decoration to the pale blue wall color. Vintage light fixtures frame the painting adding a warm glow to the cool toned design. A wood table is set up as the working desk with space for a laptop, books and personal decorative touches. A white chair is upholstered at the seat with a soft floral fabric while the back opening displays a gray plaid pattern.