Updating light fixtures with spray paint
I am taking a little break from the Beach Bash to do a mini series on transforming your outdoor space with spray paint!
The entire series is brought to you on behalf of Krylon Dual Paint.
I didn’t worry too much because we were planning to move.I share a lot of the things I’m doing, in the moment, over there in the “stories”. I’ve painted every single wall in this house as least 4-5 times ( ) but have never painted the ceilings. ;) I’m hoping that by painting all the ceilings down stairs, it will really brighten up the spaces. ;) I did these a little differently than I did the chandelier. Plus, the aged feel is also a good match for my decor. ;) And no, I did not have to remove these from the ceiling either. I recently repainted the foyer in my favorite, SW Sea Salt and it totally changed the feel of the entry. I used this chalk style paint mixed with a tiny bit of water to make it a bit more fluid. Simply apply the paint either long way around the shade or short, up and down strokes, making your way around the shade. Paint one coat and hold it up to a light to see if you have brush strokes, or any missed spots.Ugh And I honestly don’t think they’ve been painted by anyone in 40 years. Just to give you a clue as to how dark and dingy they were….. This finish is amazing…the only one that didn’t get created with PAINT! (same ones I put on the chandelier) Not bad, but that bronze is not really matching my style or colors in here anymore. I’ll be sharing this “faux” patina tutorial soon, too. Do make sure your paint is not too thick and try to apply evenly. If you do, or if you want a bit more color, apply a second coat.You can read through all the posts in this series here.
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I am SO thrilled to say all 3 worked out very nicely and we saved a bunch by not having to replace them. Painter’s tape and small artist style paint brushes . But just look at that fixture…would you ever guess it’s been painted?