Updating light fixtures with spray paint

01-Dec-2019 02:58

The hardest part of the project was taking the light down and putting it back up. I ended up setting up a spray booth in my basement using a big box I got in the dumpster behind my local dollar store. I have been a little too cavalier in my spray painting ways –no more over-spray on surrounding objects – like cars. Here is a mini version of a simple spray painting booth – actually a box, but that is what we called it in display – a spray booth. If your object doesn’t have a flat bottom, use toothpicks, Popsicle sticks, whatever to raise it up so that you can easy move the piece your spraying without actually touching it.I also have many Spray Painting Tips before you start. If you spray paint a lot, get a big box that will accommodate all sizes. I used foam and a Popsicle stick to hold this clock top up.When we first moved into our house, all of our doorknobs had an outdated brass finish.So, rather than spend hundreds to replace them (which wasn't really an option at the time), I spray painted them with my favorite oil rubbed bronze spray paint.I had a list of electrical projects for him to do when he got home last May, and they still hadn’t been done. While purchasing the lights for these two areas, I gave one last effort trying to find lights for the hallway.

*Update: Here is how I updated the chairs with some bright spray paint. I was going to spray paint it outside since I have been banned from spray painting in the garage since I unintentionally spray painted our cars, but I didn’t want any bugs to land on it while it dried as well as it looked like rain.So I know the method works plus it stays put and looks great for the long haul. Then hang it back up and ooooh and aaaaah over your great new finish. First I headed to Walmart for my light bulbs and spray paint. We shortened the chain and wire when hanging it back up. This is literally a scrap of fabric and some hot glue. See those 2 ceiling lights that look like a certain female body part? I don’t know if it is because they are brass, or if it really is because they look like a body part. All I know is that I have been looking for new lights for the longest time. The perfect time for me was during all of the hockey weekends, when you are killing time between games! I think the biggest hurdle being that I couldn’t figure out the style that I was trying to achieve. Now I haven’t been obsessed with the looking, just peaking in and out of stores when I am already out and about.

*Update: Here is how I updated the chairs with some bright spray paint. I was going to spray paint it outside since I have been banned from spray painting in the garage since I unintentionally spray painted our cars, but I didn’t want any bugs to land on it while it dried as well as it looked like rain.So I know the method works plus it stays put and looks great for the long haul. Then hang it back up and ooooh and aaaaah over your great new finish. First I headed to Walmart for my light bulbs and spray paint. We shortened the chain and wire when hanging it back up. This is literally a scrap of fabric and some hot glue. See those 2 ceiling lights that look like a certain female body part? I don’t know if it is because they are brass, or if it really is because they look like a body part. All I know is that I have been looking for new lights for the longest time. The perfect time for me was during all of the hockey weekends, when you are killing time between games! I think the biggest hurdle being that I couldn’t figure out the style that I was trying to achieve. Now I haven’t been obsessed with the looking, just peaking in and out of stores when I am already out and about.In the above example I used some antique white spray paint to update 2 bronze candlesticks and a green vase.