I’ve been wanting to do this project for quite a while now but just didn’t make the time until this weekend. I’m so glad I did! Y’all this is super easy to do and will fit into any budget!
I used the same kind of paint for this that I used on our tile backsplash in the kitchen. You can see that diy post here: Kitchen Remodel
This is a photo of the fixture as it was when we moved in.
Here are the supplies I used. I love this paint, y’all! It’s Waverly Super Premium Acrylic Paint and you can get it at Wal-mart.
It sticks to everything! I’ve painted tile, a bathroom cabinet, and now this metal light fixture. It is only $5 a bottle! Yeah…. $5!!
I just used about 1/4 of this little bottle and did the whole light with it. I also used a chip brush and a paper plate 🙂
Too cheap and easy, right?!!
I removed the glass globes and stuck them in the kitchen sink full of soapy water and
cleaned the fixture really well halfway wiped the rest of it off 🙂
Then I started painting! I found that it worked best for me to stipple the paint instead of wiping it with normal brush strokes. Here’s a video of what I mean.
I liked the details on some areas so I didn’t force the paint into those crevices. It left the white showing and made a beautiful effect that I didn’t really plan ahead of time.
This is just one coat of paint and it is done! It dries with a semi gloss finish that looks clean and sleek.
I washed the globes and replaced the light bulbs but couldn’t decide what to do about that chain and ceiling disk, but it was too late in the day and I had somewhere to be. I had to sleep on it.
I’m so glad I had to make myself stop and come back to this project, because I had an idea during the night.
Why is that? That happens to me all the time! I wake up with a genius idea and want to get up right then and do it. LOL! I waited until morning and started on this second part of the project.
Burlap ribbon, scissors, and a hot glue gun were my tools of choice this time!
I had the idea to glue two pieces of this burlap ribbon together and create a cover for the chain. It worked!
I just hot glued two pieces together all the way down one side, like this.
Then I grabbed an extension cord for my glue gun, a step ladder for my short legs, and started covering the chain and gluing the other sides together. I also decided to paint the disk on the ceiling too. Here’s how it turned out!
To make it bunch up a little better, I twisted it. I love how this turned out! It was so easy to do and so affordable! I already had all of these supplies on hand but if I had bought them all it would have been less than $10! You can’t beat that!
Here’s a side by side for you to really get a good idea of the difference a little paint can make.
I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration and you’ll be able to use some of my ideas in your home to make it a little happier.
If you’d like to try the burlap ribbon trick, here’s my affiliate link to grab some.