Light Fixture Makeover: DIY

I think all good designers would agree that  the cheapest way to update a room is with a fresh coat of paint.   I also think that goes for more than just the walls.

When money is tight and your budget doesn’t allow for brand new, it’s amazing what a can of spray paint can do.

BEFORE

 

We are slowly updating our house, one room at a time, or more like one project per room at a time. With the updates to the kitchen, our ceiling fan with it’s brass base just wasn’t cutting it. One can of spray paint, along with some leftover craft paint and we had a totally new look.

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We used about 1/4 of a can of “Tremclad” Hammered which we purchased at our local Home Hardware Store. The hubs took the blades off first and then removed the entire fixture from the ceiling. He taped everything off that couldn’t be painted. He also came up with a great way to keep all the screws together and to make them easy to paint.

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Recycled piece of cardboard from a package of freezer bags made the perfect holder for the screws to be spray painted

Next he spray painted the handles( or the arms as I call them) from the fan blades and I painted the blades by mixing a little water and some white and gray craft paint. I used a sponge brush  and painted the blades with a thick coat of paint and then used a damp piece of paper towel to remove enough of the paint to make it look like a weathered piece of barn board. When it was all dry (we left it for 24 hours).  Hubs put it all back together and hung it back in place.

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light fixture after

AFTER

Before and after pictures for comparison.

Total cost of this project was $9.77 (tax included).

A DIY updated light fixture for under $10.00 now that’s  A Wandaful Thing.

 

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