Customized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures

If you have been following for a while then you know that we have been working hard on finishing off our boys’ shared bedroom space… and today I have another thrifty project to share with you- these Customized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures. Customized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures red at the happy housie r Honestly, I thought I loved the planked wall.  And then I loved the DIY Book Display Shelf.  Even the old toolbox book holder  and their PB Knockoff Oar Décor were my faves for a moment.  And don’t let me forget how much I loved their Icelandic Flag Dresser.  But despite all those projects, I think this project has them all beat.  It is my favourite thing in the room so far.  And it was super thrifty so that makes it even better.  Here is what we did…. Customized Cage LAntner Light Fixtures collage at the happy housie r See? Super easy!! And crazy thrifty because I found these cage lantern style fixtures on CLEARANCE at Target for $8 each.  Yes, I said EIGHT BUCKS!!  (Have I mentioned how joyful I am that we have Target in the great white north now??). DIY Lantern Light fixtures before at the happy housie r Even though I loved the teal color of them they were totally the wrong color for the boys room… but of course with a little spray paint that was easy to solve… CUstomized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures spray painting at the happy housie r We kind of have a theme going where my oldest son’s side has red accents and my youngest son’s side has yellow accents. One thing I would do differently if I were to do this project again: I would probably spray prime them first just so that it doesn’t take as many coats of the color to get a pure tone (the yellow was especially tough…). Once they were painted and dry we hung them using some brackets found in the garden section of the hardware store.  They are an ORB type of finish so they work well with the main schoolhouse light fixture in the boys’ room as well as with all the doorknobs in our house.  We just held the cord tightly to the bracket using plastic ZAP straps. Super easy and you really don’t notice them very much… (of course you notice them below because I have giant blue arrows pointing to them all). Customized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures how we hung them at the happy housie r The cord slides right down the wall in behind the DIY Book Display Shelf, which we notched out slightly to accommodate the cord: Customized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures cord behind book display shelf at the happy housie r See?!? Easy, cute and done!!  And much less expensive trying to wire in new wall fixtures.  Of course, I love these fixtures from PB Kids – but the cost of them ($110 Canadian or $79 US dollars) as well as the cost of wiring in wall sconces was way out of my miniscule bedroom budget… light fixture I think these achieve a similar look for much less, don’t you?  (With a little more bold punch of color, of course:) Customized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures yellow at the happy housie r I love the bright color (surprise surprise)… especially against the crisp white planked walls. Customized Cage Lantern Light Fixtures at the happy housie r

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Lots of projects down… and several more to go.  I can’t wait to show you what we are going to do for window treatments, as well as how I plan to customize their closet.  It is coming together and I can’t wait to see it finished!!

Are you up to any room revamps at your place?  How is it going so far?  Lots of progress being made?  Or hard to get into it??

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  1. Shannon says

    LOVE your boys’ room! My son’s favorite color is yellow, and I’ve been trying to find a way to incorporate it into his room without it looking ‘baby’ish, and your nautical room is such an inspiration! What color yellow paint did you use for the lantern fixture? I found on your details that you’d used ‘Nacho Cheese’ BM for the paint details in the room, but I can’t find the specifics on the spray paint, and I don’t think you hand painted these fixtures?

    • Krista Aasen says

      Hi Shannon, I am thrilled you found some inspiration! I believe that I used Krylon Sun Yellow – it doesn’t match the same yellow as the Nacho Cheese but it a nice bright complementary yellow. I definitely spray painted them- and spray paint choices in yellow are fairy limited – at least around here. I hope that helps. Good luck with your project!

  2. says

    These look awesome Krista, and for such a great price! I am really loving this room, you are my hero! Thanks for all the great inspiration, you have done so many great projects!

    • Krista Aasen says

      Aw, Mindi! You are so funny:) I was pretty thrilled about the bargain though! Have a great weekend, friend:)

    • Krista Aasen says

      Um, you totally made my day Meredith! How sweet are you? Thank you sooo much!! And thanks for hosting each week- love your party!

    • Krista Aasen says

      Thanks so much for the visit Pam! There are certainly some crazy-interesting ideas for things to turn into light fixtures nowadays!

    • Krista Aasen says

      I know Carrie – they were even cheaper at the till then they had been marked on the shelf (added bonus!!). Glad I went with them even though I wasn’t originally sure how to hang them.

    • Krista Aasen says

      Thanks Amber- I am thrilled with how they turned out! Thanks for coming by and for your kind comments!!

    • Krista Aasen says

      Thanks Jenna- I love having a different color for each boy- the room is still quite symmetrical but each of their sides is slightly different due to the colors.

    • Krista Aasen says

      Thank you April!! I love how they turned out and how they look against the planks. So glad you came by!

  3. says

    I was stalking those at my Target! How funny is that, I didn’t get them (I missed out – boo) but I was planing on spray painting them pink for my girls room. I am glad to see someone else had the same idea. :)

    • Krista Aasen says

      Lol- they are super cute, aren’t they? I am glad that I took up the chance to grab them when I did- almost passed them up because I wasn’t certain how to hang them.

    • Krista Aasen says

      Thanks Tricia!! I am totally happy with how they came out- glad I didn’t pass them up when I wasn’t sure how the heck to hang them!!


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