Painting a Light Fixture
We had a lovely goldish-brownish dining room light fixture. It was so lovely….. like something out of a casino in Vegas.
But…in the name of frugality, and because
1) we had to paint the ceiling anyway and
2) I happened to have my oil-rubbed-bronze spray paint out…..
we went ahead and took the whole thing down this weekend, and I painted it! (Plus, the weather was really REALLY nice, so I could actually do it outside on the grass.)
So we turned off the power (don’t forget this step!) and unhooked the wires. I set the glass bowl aside and disassembled the pieces as best I could.
I used electrical tape around the cord and I used plastic wrap to ensure the exposed wires and light bulb sockets didn’t get paint on or in them.
Then I took the parts outside and sprayed! I did a few coats, waiting about 30 minutes in between. I also had to roll the rods to get all sides coated. I mussed up the paint just a little bit here and there on the rods (from turning them over too soon, they got a little texture in the paint in places.) I don’t notice it though, so no one else will either :)
I actually hung the main section back up (without reconnecting the wires) to let it dry. It looks kind of creepy in this shot:
Then we put it back together!
I wondered how this would go, and I was prepared for it to look pretty bad and need replacing.
But I’m pleasantly surprised! I think it turned out really well, and it was FREE! :)
Ok- here’s the before and after:
(Should’ve thought to take a before picture, without the light on!)
We’re making progress towards a fabulous kitchen/dining room- one small step at a time.
Happy Wednesday! I’m optimistic that today will be better than yesterday. Are you with me? :)