The dreaded boob light fixtures. Most of us have them somewhere in our homes and most of us want to get rid of them….ASAP! They are cheap, unattractive, and look like giant breasts hanging from the ceiling, so what can be done?
Fortunately there are a plethora of inexpensive lighting options and solutions available. My girl Traci wrote a fantastic post here on how to deboob your home one breast fixture at a time. But what if money, renting, or a lack of electrical knowledge is an issue right now? What if you’re not quite ready to learn how to replace a light fixture on your own, and you can’t afford to hire someone else to do it for you? Well, let’s explore some creative options that make the most of your existing fixture.
1. Work with it.
Sarah from The Yellow Cape Cod shows how a boob light can actually look fantastic dressed in black and as the center of a compass decal!
Contemporary Cabaret shares a whimsical solution to working with your boob light….put a feather boa wreath around it. Hey…why not?
And although I wasn’t able to find a DIY version of this idea, I’m sure one exists somewhere out there! Why not create a starburst wreath for around your light fixture?
2. Hide it with a shade.
This is the option I chose to do in our kitchen. It’s not a permanent solution, but in a pinch it can get you by until you’re ready to update your fixture!
Young House Love also chose to hide one of their boob lights using the same method.
You can also replace the shade with a paper lantern as shown on Apartment Therapy.
3. Disguise it with capiz shells.
Whether it’s with wax paper, vellum paper, or real capiz shells, this is a fantastic way to disguise your ugly flush mount fixture! Freshly Picked has one of the best tutorials for making this fixture if you are wanting to create your own.
Spilled Milk took her inspiration from a Pottery Barn Teen fixture and created this lovely below.
And Making House a Home took notes from Freshly Picked and created this fun DIY light.
Whether you choose to work with it, hide it, or disguise it, there is a creative solution for coping with your boob lights. How about you? Do you have boob lights in your home? Any plans for updating them in the near future?