Here she is in all her glory. I have hated this ugly brassy light fixture in my kitchen since I moved in 4 years ago. I finally got around to fixing her up with a new outfit. I chose a sleek black, mostly because I could not find oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Anyone know where to get that stuff? Home Depot and Lowe’s do not carry it.
- I started off by nicely asking my hubs over a period of days to to take the fixture down. I had previously purchased the paint and primer (both Rust-oleum brand) shown below.
3. Once the primer was dry (follow the directions on the can) I added a coat of Satin Black. I laid the rings on some newspaper, but found that it stuck and left little pieces, so I moved to the garden ornament/paint can drying method.
4. I hung the actual fixture from a tree in my backyard and coated it with a coat of primer and two coats of black. Here is my disclaimer: follow the directions for drying times on your paint. I am lazy and did not care if I obliterated this ugly piece so I just waited until it looked and felt dry to add more coats and it did start to crackle a little in a few places (Mostly on the circle that attaches to the ceiling). Lucky for me, I they don’t really show and kind of add a bit of a worn look so yahoo for me.
5. Once it is all painted and dry, start reassembly. Put the rings back on the nice clean glass and once again start the requests to hang it. This time won’t take as many requests since your hubs has been eating with no light above the table. Even little son wanted in on the action. This is the one time he got to stand on the kitchen table without getting in trouble.
6. Hubs had a bit of a rough time with this at one point, so some of the paint on the chain rubbed off. Lucky for me, I chose to use black paint so these scratches and dings were easily touched up with a sharpie. I am so ghetto. 😉 My hubs suggested black finger nail polish which is a great idea had I been goth and kept black fingernail polish on hand at all times. I will be picking some up when it rolls out for Halloween just for times like these.
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