Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Power of Spray Paint

We had five gold light fixtures on the main floor. Personally, I hate gold.
I wanted something more modern.Something fresher.Replacing five light fixtures with even the cheapest $10 fixture would be $50. So we decided to spray paint the gold instead for a whopping $7.50 for the entire project. Can't beat that! We used Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. We tried to take the fixtures off the wall, but it would have been a lot of work reconnecting all the cables... So we took the glass bowls off, took out the bulbs, and loosened the gold rim and taped newspaper around the fixtures and under the rim. Then we painted. It was pretty easy and not very time consuming. I think it took about three hours from start to finish. And I love the outcome. It looks like a whole new fixture.

Best thing we ever did. Love it.


REMEMBER: Turn off the breaker! We did not disconnect any wires but thought it was best to be safe than sorry. We even used an Electricity Tester we borrowed from my dad to make sure the power was off.

10 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

It looks great!!!!!

Kristin said...

They look great! I don't know who decided that gold ever looked good lol

Café Moka said...

Wow, what a great idea!!! It looks great!

Jen Caputo said...

Look sgreat@

The Pink Growl said...

Looks fabulous! We have the same problem with gold fixtures and doorknobs. I need to borrow this idea from you! :)

Erin Reissig said...

Brilliant! Why has no one ever thought of this before?! Well, why has no one ever told me this before?! Looks great!

Lauren said...

that looks fabulous! and so much easier than disconnecting everything!

Anne said...

looks really good Lindsey!

Adrienne said...

I hate gold too! That looks fantastic! Great work!!!

heathergibson said...

I've been following your blog for a few months now. I've never commented before, but I wanted to say these look awesome! I've got the same problem in my house - GOLD! Thanks for the tip!
-Heather