I managed to get a project done the week before I started working. Here’s another fairly ugly, standard builder’s brass light fixture in the breakfast area. Since it’s not in the budget to replace it anytime soon, I figured I might as well bronze it. I got this project finished the week before I went back to work. It was nice to get that out of the way.
So, I took it down, went outside & sprayed it all over with white primer.
I missed taking a pic of the black spray, but next came a coat of Satin spray paint in black, to cover all the white primer. Tape off electrical parts first. Beginning coat of the Burnt Sienna & Bronze craft paints.
Here they are all ready to spread on with the damp sea sponge. You just daub & then wipe off the excess with an old rag.
And, here’s the finished project! I think it looks SO much better & adds to the touches of black I have in the kitchen. And, it was just the cost of a can of spray paint! How’s that for cheap & easy? I’d still like to do the diningroom fixture too, but my hubby wants me to leave it alone. So, I pick my battles…I told him I’ll leave it for now, but hehhh-hehhh, I’ll deal with it later, either with a new fixture eventually or painting it. You know we eventually win!
Now, get out there & paint some brass for me! This is really an easy way to update those old fixtures if you really don’t want to buy new ones right away.
I love this. In fact, I did a little painting yesterday using your ideas. I shared a little on my blog. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Glad to know your new job is going well.
I’m laughing over “we always win”…that seems to be pretty true!!
That fixture looks marvelous, what a difference! You are so good at that, Rhoda…
Jen @ The Cottage Nest says
Rhoda- Nobody does the faux finish quite like you. It looks great!
Thank you for posting pictures of the paint. I had been looking for it since you posted the lamps. Now I know what I need and exactly what it looks like. I also know where to find it.
kate rose says
I have a question?? I have two chandeliers that I want to paint as well. The cords and the metal hooks or whatever the cord is wraped around in is brass colored too. Did you paint thoes too? Or did you leave them the original color, and if so hows does that look with the newly painted chandelier?
ooooh, this SO needs to be done on our dinning table light!
I love everything you do and you have a great decoration ideas. Please give me some help with my kitchen and dining room projects. My kitchen has pretty dark wood cabinets rubbed bronze hardware that I love, my counter tops are busy, beige, chocolate brown and splashes of black, black and stainless appliances, neutral tile floors. Do I paint this kitchen Tuscan copper which is pretty or do I paint it golden yellow, or do I do a blue what blue color? The dining room has black furniture good lighting in there, do I do the room the same as the kitchen there is a half wall between the two, it is a 35 year old house, I like Tuscan and Country themes but need help with paint and accessories to make it pop. Your favorite fan always.
Could someeone please tell me what color the paint is in the living room it looks like and the brand? It seems to be an olive color and i would LOVE this color for my bathroom. This is my new favorite site and you have motivated me to try to paint some furniture!!!!!
Hi, Lindsey, thanks for stopping by! THat is my old kitchen and the paint color is Laura Ashley Olive 4 from Lowes. It should still be available.
I am new to the owning a house thing, and you are awesome to watch. I stumbled upon this website. I have a few questiosn for you regarding painting furniture. It does appear that you do not always follow the same technique (sometimes you use liquid sander, sometimes you use primer, sometimes you use spray paint and sometimes you use regular paint). Do you have a ryme or reason for using one versus the other?