Another round of boob light busting: the macrame boho lighting hack for hiding ceiling hooters…
Let’s not shy away from the elephant in the room. You’ve got a boob light issue, sister. And I’m here to help you.
We won’t be messing around with modesty, today. Get ready because your eyeballs are about to be assaulted by some inappropriate lighting…
👇This is an unattractive, builder-grade flush mount ceiling light. AKA a “boob light”.
I’m sure it’s plain as a nude underwire bra why something such as that would be called a boob light.
Some of these ceiling lights even are rude enough to have nipples. I kid you not. Check this out…
I mean, honestly. Do these men have no shame? Can’t you see them sitting around the conference room reviewing the new company ceiling light designs? Of course this one got approved! What guy wouldn’t want to lie in bed staring up at a big, buxom braless boob on their ceiling at night?
Tisk, tisk, tisk.
Tits IT’S time to banish that boob light, girlfriend. And I’ve got just the idea for an easy (and gorgeous) way to do it.
Check it out:
Amazing, right?! Well, what are we waiting for?! Let’s change your light from hallway boobie to boho beauty!
Supplies needed for macrame boob light hack
- nylon cable ties
- macrame shade (this link is the exact shade I have, but there are others in the image below for you to check out if you’d like)
- scissors or linesman pliers (if you wanna be fancy)
Click on any of the images below for more info on the specific shade option. As you can see, one of these is actually feathers, not macrame, but I think it would make for a GORGEOUS lighting fixture, so I wanted to include it 😀:
The simple truth is that you do not need to live in a strip club. Scared of electricity? Not to worry. You don’t need to mess with ANY electrical in order to make your R-rated light fixture a G-rated situation. In fact, you don’t need any power tools, whatsoever. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
First up, a short video tutorial for you, if you’re more of a visual learner, definitely check this out.
Video Tutorial: How to complete your DIY macrame boho lighting project
Quick tips regarding choosing the right macrame shade for your boob light project
- The diameter of the top of your macrame shade should be roughly the same diameter, or a bit larger than your boob light fixture (the metal frame, not the glass shade). If the diameter of your shade is smaller than the fixture, you’ll be able to see some of the “guts” of the boob light when you look at the light from below.
- Keep your ceiling height in mind. Many of these macrame shades are very large and long. You want to make sure that the shade is not so long that people will hit their heads on it when walking/sitting below it.
- A great thing about macrame shades is that if it has a fringe bottom, you can simply cut some of the fringe length and adjust the height of the shade like that! Easy breezy.
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Now let me walk you through the step-by-step process of banishing your boob light…
How to replace a boob light with a macrame shade
1. Remove glass shade from your boob light.
This is typically accomplished by simply unscrewing several screws in the frame of the fixture. Most will not require a screwdriver. They’ll just loosen by hand.
2. Affix new macrame shade loosely with zip ties.
You’ll need to place the nylon tie through both your macrame shade as well as a screw hole in the existing ceiling fixture (the holes where you just removed the old glass shade).
Close, but DO NOT tighten the zip tie (yet).
Continue around the macrame shade in this manner, loosely securing shade through all screw holes with a zip tie.
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3. Level macrame shade.
Once all your zip ties are placed, you’ll want to level your new macrame shade. Do this carefully.
If you tighten too much, you’ll have to snip your zip tie(s) and insert a new tie. Not a huge deal, but will take a little more time. Incrementally tighten your ties until the new shade is hanging as desired.
4. Snip excess zip tie material.
Once you’re happy with the way your new macrame shade is hanging, simply snip the excess nylon from the ends of each zip tie with your scissors or linesman pliers.
And guess what? If a macrame shade/boho pendant light isn’t your jam, don’t be sad! We’ve got a BUNCH of other boob light hacks for you to check out, too! Here they are:
We’ve driven down this headlight hiding highway before. Here’s a list of our other DIY boob light quick fixes:
This project is PERFECT for renters since you won’t be harming the original ceiling light. Just stash that old headlight (ie glass shade) somewhere for safe-keeping.
When you move out, replace the glass shade before you go. No harm, no foul. Best of all, no more busty ceiling lights. Instead, you’ve got one heck of a boho beauty to enjoy.
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