One of the things I love to do the most is update old light fixtures. It is so fun to clean it up and give it a pop of color! This particular light fixture was brass with plain glass, and I purchased it at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $5.
Before I could update the light fixture with spray paint, I needed to take it apart and clean it. I washed the parts thoroughly with soap and water, then let them air dry.
I sprayed a coat of primer on each piece. I like to use red oxide primer for rusty metal because I find that the spray paint sticks to it better!
I chose a spray paint in pink and applied two coats to each piece.
I used a vinyl stencil with dots to apply to each piece of glass. The stencils were applied to the inside of the glass because the outside was beveled. I used frosted spray paint over the stencils on each piece of glass then removed the stencils when the glass was dry.
I put the fixture back together and added a brand new socket and cord plus brand new LED bulbs.
This updated light fixture will look great in a funky home office or a little girl’s room! It is amazing what a can of spray paint can do, and it is a very inexpensive project!