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For over a decade I have been perusing through and drooling over the glossy pages of home decorating magazines, hoping that someday I would have a place of my own to decorate. Well, that “someday” has not come yet so I am going to spruce up my rental apartment on a budget instead! I’ll blog about the progress, sources and my budget as the projects progress.

The first thing I’d like to ditch is the big round white globe lamp cover on the ceiling light in the kitchen (priorities, eh?). It looks like this one does at The Vintage Object.

This schoolhouse replacement glass shade replaced the globe. It’s not a huge change but I like this vintage style.

YAY – Shawson Lighting Schoolhouse Glass, White Finish, only $7.49 CAD at Home Depot! This is in my budget and I won’t have to touch the wiring!

I am going to try to add a ceiling medallion for a little bit of architectural interst and because, well I like fancy things.

I like this one, Hampton Bay 9 In. Medallion, Matt White Finish – $10.99 CAD at Home Depot. I’m going to double check my measurements and hopefully I’ll have time to pick these up on the weekend along with Benjamin Moore’s “Dove White” paint. I think I’m going to have to paint the ceiling so it won’t look drab against the newly painted white cupboards.

I’d love to see what some of you have done with your spaces, so feel free to contact me with ideas/solutions or photos!