DIY: Dining room light

8.28.2012

It's hard to believe we have lived in this house for 2 years already and not touched this light.  This very.GOLD.light fixture.  There have been so many other things going on that this guy was kind of forgotten.  So it was time for a quick update.  The lights I've looked at as replacements are not within budget, so we reached for the Rustoleum.


(Please excuse the mess, I promise it doesn't always look like this.)

We've used Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze before on hardware and had good luck with it.


Mr. C took the light down, dismantled it, and hung it on the swingset for me to properly paint.  It helped to spray it from all directions so that I didn't miss any spots and kept the paint even. 

So classy.

We spread all the little pieces out on cardboard...a little tough, but we got it all.

Oh, and please wear protective footwear.

Here is our finished product.  We're pretty happy with it!




14 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous!!!!! If it makes you feel any better I have had a chandlier for a year and half to hang in our dinning room and have yet to hang it! haha! SO many big things going on we've let the little things fall to the wayside!!!

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  2. it looks great!!! good fix. isn't spray paint an awesome thing!!

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  3. Wow - what a difference you are amazing.

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  4. WOW!!!!! That looks awesome!!!! I really like the dark colored fixtures!!!!!!
    You have just inspired me!!!

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  5. WOW!! That looks great!!!! You did an awesome job! :)

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  6. nicely done lady!! I feel like I have ADHD with my house my mind is racing with all the projects to do now that I have a little more free time... well I am off to homegoods

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  7. I am impressed! Why have I never heard of this spray before? I need to do this to all my door knobs in my house!!! High five!
    Shanna

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  8. Aren't you just delighted when you *finally* get those little projects done and it makes such an amazing difference! That is a completely different room! Love it! And you and your blog are adorable, btw...(c; I have a feeling I'll be stalking, er, visiting more often (c:

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  9. This looks amazing! I have spray painted a few of our lights too and it is unbelievable the difference it makes! Our dining rooms are almost the same color too! Great DIY project!

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  10. That looks awesome! You did a fantastic job!!

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  11. This turned out awesome! It looks like a totally new fixture. Cheers to you for this great DIY project! Also, any idea what the name of the color is on your dining room walls? I adore it!
    Cheers,
    Sara

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  12. Love it! I just gave our storm door a little "refresher" with some spray paint. It's amazing the difference it makes! Where did you find the shades for your chandelier?

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