Diy ceiling light ideas

Unless they're miraculously crafted from the same material as your floors, these could probably stand for an upgrade.

Diy ceiling light ideas

Glossy black paint and metallic spray paint will make them next-level.


Discover some cute under-bed storage bins

The temptation will be to just go get those plastic tubs and be done with it (then also: never tug them out ever because you hate them). Sourcing some some slightly more attractive ones will assist you hold the room tidier.


DIY Some Art

The possibilities for doing this, without actually using any artistic talent, are endless: Own a fuzzy photograph blown up to a huge scale at the copy middle. Splatter paint, Pollock-style, on a canvas. Frame book pages and magazine tears.

Diy ceiling light ideas

Marble paper!


Add baseboards

If you're 'blessed' with a white-box apartment, void of character, consider adding base boards to the feet of the walls to give them a clear, sturdy-looking end-stop. (Paint them, too!)



Watch video of this step.

If you own access from above, you can make and install your own support brace using a length of 2×4 lumber nailed to the ceiling joists on both sides of the box location (Image 2).

Position the brace directly above the ceiling box.

Diy ceiling light ideas

From under, use wood screws to attach the ceiling box securely to the brace.

If you do not own access to work above the ceiling, you can install an expanding metal brace from under to support the ceiling box and fan.

Diy ceiling light ideas

First, remove the existing box, then insert the brace up through the hole and secure it in position by ratcheting the mechanism into put. As the ratchet is turned from under, arms on the brace extend until they contact the ceiling joists on both sides of the hole (Image 3 demonstration). The spikes on the arms anchor securely into the wood. Some braces are available with a ceiling box attached, or you can attach the existing ceiling box to the brace.

This method also may be used to mount a fan on a ceiling where no electrical fixture was previously installed.

Diy ceiling light ideas

After a hole is cut in the ceiling, electrical wiring is routed to the hole from a convenient nearby junction box, then the brace and a new ceiling box are installed as described above.

Turn your radiators into shelves

By having a 2-by-6 cut to fit the length, painting it to match the walls, and then setting it correct on top. Shelf!


Float shelves—and paint them the color of the walls

Simple, rectangular floating shelves can be sourced extremely inexpensively from places love IKEA and Amazon; by simply matching them to the wall color they'll glance custom-installed.


Strip the paint off metal radiators and doors

Years and years of paint starts to glance weird and plastic-y on radiators, but you can actually strip it away using chemical stripper and a steel paint scraper—and a couple hours.

But glance how worth it your project will be!


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