Updating light fixtures with spray paint
Since we now aren’t…at the moment anyway…it’s time to do something with them.I really considered replacing them but came up with a few ideas instead. I’ll be sharing the new foyer look once I get it finished.But I did want to include photos of them for inspiration along with the white chalk painted shade tutorial I shared today.How to paint light fixtures…who knew it was this easy…budget friendly, too.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.
It would have made this post much too long to include it all here.
And the fact that you can buy light fixtures for around at thrift stores amazed me too!
This is what I started with – your basic, builder-grade, brassy dome light. (Thrift stores and yard sales are great prices to find light fixtures. I am in the process of changing out most of the fixtures in our house and I usually find fixtures priced around or less.) I unscrewed the screws on the top and bottom of the cage part to release the glass pieces.
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.
Nope…you’ll just have to stay tuned to see this magic. (once the first coat is dry) I didn’t seal this because I didn’t feel it really needed it since it is up and out of the way.