Friday, January 28, 2011

No new light fixtures for me.......

I am not ready to buy new light fixtures just what do I do..............I paint them.

A couple of years ago (when I had a paying job) I started replacing some of my light fixtures and bathroom faucets in the house...........
I chose the brush nickel look.

Since I am unemployed at the moment.............can't buy new light for now I am giving them a makeover......

 The first one!
 This is the Before pictures of the one in my foyer area of the family room.....tired of the  brass it is so blah!

I made up this template.........did not want to get paint all over the ceiling.......not in the mood to paint the ceiling just yet.

After picture....not too bad.....closest thing I could find to Brush Nickel.

The second one!

Before picture of the one is in the hallway coming in from the has a antique brass finish.

After picture.........much brighter!
They are nothing to write home about but you have to admit they do look somewhat better, I think!

This will do for now.....I have an old vintage fixture that I would love to replace the one in the foyer area with.......maybe that will come later when I can get the hubby to wire it in!


  1. I don't care for brass at all, and our rental house has plenty of it. Your light fixtures do look better!

  2. That is something to wright about! They look terrific. Good job.

  3. GORGEOUS!!! Spray paint if our friend!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I'm following you now--you have a great blog!!

  4. Nothing to write home about? Honestly, I think they look terrific. I was just looking at a similar light fixture in our house yesterday and thought “I need to replace that thing.” I honestly want to try this instead. So glad you found Verde Farm so I could find your blog. Look forward to a new bloggy buddy.
    Hugs, Amy

  5. You did a fantastic job! And this post is indeed inspiring. I will be looking up at home and checking which light fixture I can, perhaps, improve.
    Take care.