Updating light fixtures with spray paint Reallifecam free line and mark
Paint (and a few other simple products) are your friend here. You don’t even have to take them down to update them this way!I didn’t worry too much because we were planning to move. As you know, we have decided to stay in our home for a few more years instead of selling this year. To be honest, at least 2 of the light fixtures really didn’t match my current decor anyway. Learn how to paint light fixtures so you can give new life to your lighting, too! I don’t know about you, but I grow tired of my decor from time to time. As you change your styles, those often need changing, too. ;) If you want to catch up, I talked about the paint and a few other changes we are making in this post and this post .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?:) 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.Also, sand any rough areas and remove any sanding dust with a damp rag. A sash brush works well for the edges, grooves and corners of panels.
;) I’ll be back later on with a full tutorial on how to create this “faux” verdigris. This is not the first lamp shade I’ve painted, by the way.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!But I did want to include photos of them for inspiration along with the white chalk painted shade tutorial I shared today.How to paint light fixtures…who knew it was this easy…budget friendly, too.