Ceiling Light Makeover

Almost three years ago, I shared our bedroom makeover. We built a new bed and night stands, gave the room a fresh coat of paint and added in an accent wall. The one thing we didn’t do, change out the ceiling light. And for the last few years, when I lay in bed and look up at the ceiling, I’ve hated how that light looks. We finally got around to giving that light a makeover, and I love the new look!

This ceiling light makeover was sooo simple and fairly cheap; I’m not sure why I waited so long to get around to it! We already had the pendant shade, and I used a paint sample I had gotten when trying to find cabinet colors.

This ceiling light makeover doesn’t feel like too much of a DIY, but I wanted to share what I’ve been working on and the latest update to our bedroom (you can see the new freebie dresser Mike found for me in the photo below too!). I made a video of the process that you can see below, and included a supply list with some links. The before photo of the light is below too!

bedroom with antique dresser and a beige and brass ceiling light
bedroom with antique dresser and a beige and brass ceiling light


  • ceiling light kit
  • pendant shade (ours was vintage)
  • paint (I used Sherwin Williams Malabar and added a tiny bit of plain brown acrylic paint to it)
  • large light bulb – I found mine at Home Depot, didn’t see the exact one online, but here is a two pack of a similar one or there is this one from Walmart.
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Here’s a photo of what the ceiling light looked like before:

bedroom with white walls and old green pendant ceiling light
bedroom with white walls, vertical wood boards and a beige and brass ceiling light

So what do you think? I’m so happy with how this simple ceiling light makeover turned out! It’s made such a difference in the feel of our room!


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