Updating light fixtures with spray paint

After waiting 24 hours to let the paint completely harden, I peeled back the tape.

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:) If you follow along on Instagram, you might have seen a snippet or two (or 5, lol) over the weekend when I was painting/re-doing them. And just take a look at that crispy white ceiling I painted last night. Which is good because I usually come upon these creative things on a whim! The inner shade got one coat of paint and the outer shade got 2 coats of paint.

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.

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.

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?

Fascinates me to see the innards of electrical wiring! I was able to skip the primer, as Rust-Oleum has added the primer to the Bronze spray paint. Cost about a

:) If you follow along on Instagram, you might have seen a snippet or two (or 5, lol) over the weekend when I was painting/re-doing them. And just take a look at that crispy white ceiling I painted last night. Which is good because I usually come upon these creative things on a whim! The inner shade got one coat of paint and the outer shade got 2 coats of paint.

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.

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.

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?

Fascinates me to see the innards of electrical wiring! I was able to skip the primer, as Rust-Oleum has added the primer to the Bronze spray paint. Cost about a $1 more, but saves a step and time, so worth it in my book!

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:) If you follow along on Instagram, you might have seen a snippet or two (or 5, lol) over the weekend when I was painting/re-doing them. And just take a look at that crispy white ceiling I painted last night. Which is good because I usually come upon these creative things on a whim! The inner shade got one coat of paint and the outer shade got 2 coats of paint.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.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.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?Fascinates me to see the innards of electrical wiring! I was able to skip the primer, as Rust-Oleum has added the primer to the Bronze spray paint. Cost about a $1 more, but saves a step and time, so worth it in my book!

more, but saves a step and time, so worth it in my book!

This new home of ours was completely decked out in oak and brass fixtures when she was newly built. And I wanted it to stick well to my metal and shiny brass.

However, I would definitely sand the rough surfaces of outdoor fixtures that have been a little damaged due to weather.

But these fixtures turned out great without sanding first.

See those 2 ceiling lights that look like a certain female body part? I don’t know if it is because they are brass, or if it really is because they look like a body part. All I know is that I have been looking for new lights for the longest time. The perfect time for me was during all of the hockey weekends, when you are killing time between games! I think the biggest hurdle being that I couldn’t figure out the style that I was trying to achieve.

Now I haven’t been obsessed with the looking, just peaking in and out of stores when I am already out and about.

To paint, I hung my fixture from a bent hanger that I slipped through the top of the fixture….then secured that to some rope, which hung from the center or our ladder.