Updating light fixtures with spray paint
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.
So by painting all 3 light fixtures (well, 4 in total), we saved a bunch of money (and time and effort) by not replacing. I actually am in love with all of their new looks so it doesn’t even feel like a compromise. And that truly is the best thing ever for this very thrifty girl.
:) Stay tuned for the upcoming tutorial posts on how I did the verdigris and patina finishes.
As you know, we have decided to stay in our home for a few more years instead of selling this year. To be honest, at least 2 of the light fixtures really didn’t match my current decor anyway.
And if you don’t want to miss a post you can subscribe by email, join me on facebook, or follow this blog in your reader. The fact that you can take a light fixture like this: and turn it into a light fixture like this is amazing!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.Or if you already have a light fixture like this: Just take it down, give it a coat of paint, and reinstall it! Steel garage doors are durable, but they also look industrial, or at least identical!