Updating light fixtures with spray paint
But when I stopped by the Home Depot to see what the choices were in my price range, I was not impressed.Spending a pop for roughly the same fixture just did not appeal to me.
My original plan was to simply buy a couple of similar new ceiling mount fixtures in a brushed bronze finish to match the hardware on the bedroom doors.Then I hung it outside on a large garden hook or tree limb so I could paint it from all angles. Enter my favorite spray paint – (I buy it at Wal-mart for .94 a can.But you can find it at any home improvement store.) Spray on 2-3 light coats, let dry, and then put it back together.You can use sandpaper, but steel wool will follow the contours of the fixture a lot better and offers enough abrasive let the new paint stick.When the pieces are sanded and wiped clean, you’ll want to mask anything that shouldn’t be painted, like the light sockets themselves or motion activation sensors.
Now comes the hard part, beg your husband to help you install it (or if you get really desperate just put it up yourself – AFTER turning off the power to the whole house at the breaker box, just to be safe ) And there you have it!