Simple Chandelier Update

We inherited this chandelier in our Pennsylvania house. I didn’t mind the shape or forged matte black metal either. I did kind of hate the heavy frosted glass shades.

I was inspired by this photo in Ballard. The light fixture itself is similar and made it easy for me to visualize fabric shades.

Unfortunately even on sale 6 shades would be over $150 and I could just buy a new light at that price!

PROBLEM AND SOLUTION- First of all my chandelier didn’t have chandelier shaped bulbs inside. The shades are made to clip on that style light bulb. The solution is to use a chandelier shaped bulb with a regular E26 base. Bingo!!!! Here’s my affiliate link for 6 dimmable bulbs for $13.99

I found sets of 6 linen like shades on Amazon available in 5 colors. The price tag for all 6 is $35.50 which is a good deal. My affiliate link is

I removed all of the regular light bulbs, the plastic ring that keeps shades secure then the old glass shades. All I had to do was put in the new chandelier shaped bulbs and clip on the new shades.

My little chandy update was under $50 instead of $150+. Now that fabric shades are here I have an idea tucked away for future updates for pennies. {We will revisit that in a future post}.

No wiring necessary, just a few minutes of time and I’m perfectly happy with my fixture now.

Cheers -Kristen

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

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