Lighting creates space! Lighting saves space and always seems to be a budget factor too. In decorating my son’s room, I had my heart set on some pretty green barn lights from an online store; They were very expensive at $340 a piece. I was determined to get the look for less. Here’s how I did it. I found some outdoor lights at Lowes for $40 a piece. The lights were supposed to be wired permanently – but I didn’t want to have permanent wires attached to these lights. So I chose to turn them into plug lights after talking to an electrician. Before painting, I drilled a hole in the bottom of the lights with a metal drill. Instead of painting the whole light green, I wanted to keep some of the aluminum color. I used painters tape to mask out the areas I don’t want to paint. As the paint dried – I switched it to an extra lamp. I bought a wire harness and attached it to the hard wires in the light. Hanging the light I used the bracket that came with the light and modified it a bit so it would hang on the wall and in no time I had two barn lights hanging above my sons’ beds. These cheap custom barn lights were just what I was hoping for and didn’t break the bank. No need to pay for high end products, create your own cheap barn lights! See more of my adventures and projects at www.lifewithfingerprints.com If you enjoyed this DIY decor project, check out some of our other favorites that are sure to save you some money: The DIY Cheap Custom Barn Lights post first appeared on How Does She.