Monday, May 14, 2012

New Kitchen Light Fixture

Hello! I hope every mother out there had a wonderful Mother's Day and was able to spend it with family and friends.
 My family and I spent our time with friends getting lunch after church and we had some people over at our house afterwards. My hubby made a delicious Mexican casserole for our family for dinner (which again, I should've taken pictures of to post...oopsies) and I have to say it was a wonderful Mother's Day especially when you have amazing family and friends to share it with!!  :)

I also wanted to say that I am excited to share a little project I have been working on this past week and weekend! So there have been a few posts out there where people have taken items they have found from the Re-Habitat Store and turned it into something beautiful.

For example, I recently purchased this brass light fixture from a Habitat Store that opened up in our area (Squeal!!) for $10!!

Let's take a closer look...

How about an even closer look?!

Here is a close-up of the light fixture we bought at the Habitat Store. Isn't the brass finish perfect? :)
To be honest, I am not a fan of the brass and I really wanted to spray paint it with a bronze finish.

In order to spray paint our light fixture, the cords and the glass needed to be covered.

So I took out the FROG tape we had and used it to wrap the electrical cord so that there would be no chance of getting paint onto the exposed wires.

I guess I am a fan of the close-ups for this post because here is another one of the taped wires and cord.  :)

Alright, and here is where the fun began!

I tore out some pages from an old magazine and used the pages to cover the little glass windows on the fixture.

This task was a little tedious so it wasn't something I rushed to get done right away, but once I covered a couple of the windows, this part went by fast.

After the windows were covered up carefully, I brought the fixture outside to prep for the spray painting process.

By the way, can you see our (not so little) four-legged friend in the corner of the picture? :)
He loves playing outside and kind of likes being in pictures too, so you can see a tiny bit of him, hehe!

I loved this part...spray painting my fixture!!

This part was so fun because I was able to see the transformation right away and I loved every minute of it!

I made sure to spray paint every side and every angle of this beauty in RustOleum's Bronze Metallic paint.

I know exactly where I want our light fixture to be placed...which is right above the table in our kitchen nook. However, I am still trying to decide if I want to run a cord from the floor to ceiling and have it be a plug-in OR if I just want to hang it from the ceiling and place some candles in it for a more romantic kind of feel. Ack! The choices!  :)

Anywho, I am soooo excited that we found this fixture for $10 and have a place to put it in our kitchen so I can't wait to hang it soon.

Have you found any neat light fixtures and painted them recently (or found anything neat at a local Restore in your area?)

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  1. We are big fans of the ReStore for light fixtures! They are so much less expensive than new lights and we love using something recycled. We've never painted any, though--that looks like a lot of work!

  2. Hi Rita,

    Thanks! It is a little bit of work, but the painting is the fun part and sooo worth it- especially for $10! :)


  3. Great find!! And what a steal on the price.

  4. Thank you! :)
    And yes, I was pretty happy paying $10 for it!

  5. That will look fabulous black! Hmmm...tough choice between the candle and the light.

    If you can hide the cord well enough, I'd go for the plug-in, but if you can't I'd do the candle. Either will look good!
    Thanks for sharing!
    @ Creatively Living

  6. Katie,

    I was thinking of running the cord along the corner of the wall and painting it the same color as the wall. That might help hide it a little bit, maybe? :)
    Thank you for the advice!



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