Updating light fixtures with spray paint dating machakos
You can read through all the posts in this series here.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!They are just so beautiful (and truly easy to accomplish). Okay guys, so next time you don’t love your light fixtures, what are you gonna do?Paint them, and fall in love with them all over again, right??!! I’ve painted more…many other things with Chalk Paint back in the day! Check out this post here, “Chalk Paint – It’s Not Just For Furniture” Next week I will share the full tutorials on the other light fixtures I shared today.It would have made this post much too long to include it all here.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.
A small roller covers the wider areas more quickly. Apply the top coat with the wool glove supplied in the kit.Long horizontal pieces get horizontal strokes; short vertical pieces that separate the panels get vertical strokes.