Bathroom Design Ideas: DIY lighting fixture makeover

Bathroom, Decor, DIY, Lighting

Looking for ways to remodel your bathroom on a budget? You can easily upgrade your bathroom lighting fixtures by swapping out the shades and incandescent ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs which will save you money on your electrical bills. You can buy ready made shades but I show you how to make your own DIY drum shades, much more fun!

Thanks to ENERGY STAR for helping out with this video! Don’t forget to join us on Oct. 29 for our DIY Lighting with ENERGY STAR Facebook chat! It’s at 4 p.m. EDT, #ENERGYSTARDIY

Here are the links I mentioned in the video: for a printable that will give you what you a complete list of the tools, supplies and materials that you need to take on this project and below is a list of the main materials I used:

Shade construction:
4” wooden embroidery hoops:
Iron-on wood edging (3/4” wide):
Iron-on wood edging (2” wide):
Double-sided tape (3M 200MP):
Machine screws (#4 1 1/4” long)
Flexible chopping mats

Plaid wood tint (Grey):
Plaid white wax:

Other ENERGY STAR Resources:

Energy savings at home:
ENERGY STAR Lighting Color Guide:
Rebates Available in your area:


  1. Love these shades and looking forward to seeing the rest of the bathroom!

    • Thanks Sherry – part 2 is coming out soon!

  2. Love this idea – so ….so cool! NB also very pleased to see the clamp video – so simple but a mystery to the uninitiated!

    • Thank you so much Kate! Glad to hear you’re liking the DIY Basics series :)

  3. The new shades look really nice, a unique look versus the standard look of the first shades (typical model home shades!). Your videos are always educational as well as fun to watch. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Suzie!! I really love the idea of customizing the shades to get a unique look. So much more interesting than the “standard”!

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