10 Affordable Light Fixtures from AMAZON!

I’m in love with Amazon. It’s the first place I look when I need anything from double-sided tape, to comfortable walking shoes to home decor. I am a big believer. And don’t get me started about prime. 2 days? Yes please

Affordable Amazon Lighting

Today I am going to share some of my favorite affordable Amazon light fixtures. (Post contains affiliate links) We moved into a home that was 15 years old so the lights were needing and update but I didn’t have the budget to go huge. Don’t underestimate the transformative power of lighting! Here are some of my favorites.

 

#1

When we moved in, our kitchen had pretty dated fixtures, so I was looking for an inexpensive solution that would lighten things up. I found this one for under $40! They were super easy to install and adjust to the length we needed and made a huge change from the dark ones that were there previously.

 

#2

Next up is the Dining Room light. I am so happy with this rustic light that gives a light airy, farmhouse feel, but is interesting and substantial. I love the edison bulbs for these types of fixtures. While they are a little pricier than standard bulbs, we have had ours for 2 years and haven’t had to replace any bulbs yet!

 

#3

My Boys room was blessed with a standard (inappropriate, haha) dome light. When I updated their room, it was begging for something more modern. This modern light is funky, fun and under $80 and so good! And it comes with bulbs, even better!

Entryway Lighting
 

#4

This Entryway Light was one of our first switches. I had it shipped and it arrived at our new house before we even closed on the house! Lighting makes such a huge impact, especially in the entry. This one is right around $100!

 

#5

I always dreamed of a Chandelier in my room when I was little, for under $70, this light is an easy choice. It has the option to be hardwired or plugged in which makes it double awesome.

 

#6

For our music room, I loved this light and airy fixture. The bulbs can be positioned to face up or down. While I couldn’t find this exact light on Amazon anymore, I found a similar one I love even more. I love the brass and I love the price. Under $80!

 

#7

This light is one that I chose for our powder room. I love the galvanized look! Under $70!

 

#8

I hung this next one in my laundry room, but I haven’t yet patched the holes that were left from the old florescent lights that were there before. No photo of the laundry room today, but this light is so pretty and freshens it up so much—-for under $60!

#9

I am hoping to update some bathrooms this year, so here I’ve got my eye on some new vanity lights. Isnt this one pretty? Under $60!

 

#10

I’ve got my eye on this one for my master bath. I love the wood and black pipe combo. I think it would be so pretty with a black rimmed mirror.

Well there you have it, 10 super affordable lighting options that can be at your door in 2 days! All but one are under $100! Changing out a fixture is a quick, easy, inexpensive way to change the whole feel of a room. This youtube video will show you how! Go get em!

Shared Boys Room- One Room Challenge Reveal!

6 weeks ago, I signed up for the Better Homes and Gardens One Room Challenge. It’s not a competition, just some motivation to start and finish a room within 6 weeks, with a bunch of other people doing the same!

I didn’t do anything too dramatic or expensive, mostly using things I already had, along with a some thrifted finds. Changing out a light, painting the walls, some DIY projects including some prints, vertical shiplap and an easy sign and the difference is night and day. I’m so happy with the change and even happier that it didn’t cost much!

Tween Boys Room
Tween Boys Room

I was supposed to post updates weekly, but I’m going to need to learn to love progress photos, because here we are at week 6 with my first and last post.

Teen Boys Room

I love to have my kids share a room. I have 2 girls and 2 boys and for now, we have a girl room and a boy room. Maybe they will grow out of it someday, but I grew up sharing a room with my sister who is still one of my best friends. Maybe those late night shenanigans had something to do with our friendship? I’m willing to bet on it.

Boy Room Decor

There are a million reasons why I like my kids to share rooms, but I won’t go into that. My goal was to make them a comfortable and cool space where they like to hang out. We’ve done bunk beds in the past and while they make a lot of sense, I have loved having individual beds. Sometimes, you just have to get in there for a snuggle and those top-bunkers always miss out on that. Never to old for a bedtime snuggle.

Boys Room Shared
Shared Boys Room

We started out by painting the walls Sherwin Williams Dover White, which is a warm white (we had to go warm because of our existing trim color). We rearranged the furniture over and over again until we finally settled on this arrangement. I normally wouldn’t put beds in front of a window, but this gave the most usable floor space and symmetry. I’m into symmetry.

Navy Boys Room
Boys Room

Then we switched out that old light for a modern update. We tried a couple of different options, but ended up being really happy with this option from Amazon. Such an improvement without a lot of cost.

Teen Boy Room
Teen Boy Room

We also decided we wanted an accent wall. We went with some vertical “shiplap” with 1/4 inch gaps for a clean and modern look. We used 1/4 inch underpayment material from Home Depot and had them cut it into 1/4 inch strips. We painted the accent wall Behr Marquee Unpredictable Hue. In the process, we removed and replaced the trim, which proved to be the tricky part. With some trial and error and a bit of caulk, we are happy with the outcome. I love white and crisp, but I am a big fan of a fun or funky accent too!

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This “Work Hard” sign came from a local shop, Artisign Designs. I love everything she does, you cant go wrong!

Some Ikea Lack shelves filled with thrifted treasures, favorite books and souvenirs is my favorite part.

Vertical Shiplap
Ledge Shelf Boys Room

Below are the sources for everything pictured.

Beds

Nightstands

Lamps

Light

Rug

Bedspreads

Sheets

Throw Blanket

Pillows

Curtains

Ledge Shelves

“Work Hard” Sign

Dresser

Wall Compass

Wall Map (similar)

Frames (24 x 36 available in store)

Night Sky Print

Eclipse Print

Paint Colors:

Accent Wall: Behr Marquee Unpredictable Hue

Main Color: Sherwin Williams Dover White

Plants: Home Depot

I had so much fun re-vamping this space and making it something my boys would love. Thanks for taking a minute to check it out. Be sure to check out some of the other awesome projects and inspiration at www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog

Paint The Walls (and save some cash!)

I have a lot to say about paint.  First, paint the walls!  All the walls----if it doesn't feel like YOUR home, paint the walls!  It changes everything.  We moved into a home we love that didn't need any improvements at all.   BUT, It's amazing what a coat of paint can to do change a space to match your style.   

Sherwin Williams- Dover White

 Even if the paint color is just fine as it is, changing it to something you LOVE will make it feel like a haven, and that my friends, is pretty important.  

Sherwin Williams- Dover White

I have painted many rooms in my day.  Once, I convinced a landlord to let me paint by telling him I was a very clean and meticulous painter.   Which is false.   Sometimes I get giant drips on the floor or in my hair and always everywhere else head to toe.   But when the walls need paint, you gotta do what you gotta do.  Sorry I lied.  I was desperate.  Goo Gone Painters Pal is my hero.

Valspar (Lowe's)- Adobe Blush

I used to think paint was paint.   I tried paint from Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Fred Meyer and Sherwin Williams.   I have started biting the bullet and buying higher quality paint every time--turns out it saves so much time AND money to get the good stuff.    I crossed Walmart and Fred Meyer off my list pretty fast. 

Behr Marquee (Home Depot)- Charcoal Blue

I tried Lowes (Valspar) top of the line paint and it was good---about $45/gallon.  I definitely needed 2 coats everywhere but it was good quality paint with a good finish.   I would use it again, but it wasn't my favorite.  

Behr Marquee (Home Depot)- Village Green

Then I decided to paint my entire kitchen and living area.  I knew is was a huge job so I wanted to have the BEST paint.  So, I went to the pros at Sherwin Williams.  I went during a SALE, so I didn't have to sell my kidney to paint my walls.   I bought a 5 gallon bucket and it was $300 (that's 30% off the regular price).   Yikes.   I was hopeful that it would be enough to do the area I was working on.   Wrong-o.   I can't stress how unimpressed I was.  I thought SW was #1?  I am sure its great it a sprayer for the pros, but I found myself needing 3 coats everywhere, 4 coats some places.    I ate up that 5 gallon bucket a quarter through my project.

Sherwin Williams- Dover White

This is where Home Depot comes in.  After spending WAY too much time applying coat after coat trying to get even coverage, I went to Home Depot to try to color match in the Behr Marquee Line that I've used many times before--about $45/gallon.   Dude.  Game Changer.   The marquee line has guaranteed one coat coverage if you choose a Marquee color--did you catch that?  Guaranteed.  Since I was color matching a Sherwin Williams color, it was not guaranteed, but I knew I could count on better coverage, 2 coats at the most.     After switching, the project flew by.   I have been tackling rooms ever since.   I think I am on gallon 17 and going strong.   

Behr Marquee (Home Depot)- Crisp Linen

The moral of the story is to PAINT THE WALLS!    I will take less time than you are thinking and you won't regret it.   If at all possible, buy Behr paint at Home Depot (They even have Sherwin Williams colors in their database to match).    This isn't sponsored in any way, I am just a DIY addict and a major believer.     I'm rooting for you--make that house your own!