Musical light fixtures.....
We lived with the builders light fixtures for a long time. We picked them all out so we did like them. We chose a brown metal color. (of course brown!!) And of course one day I decided I wanted some new light fixtures in my kitchen. I felt the ones we had were too kitcheny! So I went out and realized that light fixtures are expensive!! I decided then to use what I have and switch some things around.
This is the original light that was over our table.
And this is the light fixture in the kitchen over the island.
I had one extra light fixture from my project in my dining room.
Read about my $5.00 drum shade pendant here.
Now that I look at that dining room light fixture it looks like way too many crooked little shades to me!!
TJ took down both kitchen light fixtures and I got to work. The first thing I did was decide on a paint color.
I decided on Rust-Oleums Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I hung the light fixtures on a ladder outside and painted them both. Very simple! I had pictures of this step but they were lost with the computer crash.
I decided to use the light from the eat in area for over the kitchen island. I always thought it looked way too small here anyways. I also knew I was going to lose those frosted shades!
I found these seeded glass shades at Home Depot. I knew they were perfect!!
So after a few coats of rubbed oil bronze spray paint, some fun round little light bulbs, and some new glass shades it went from this:
Here is the light fixture in the dining room
After it was sprayed with the rubbed oil bronze paint.
I decided to not use the shades. (I actually ended up selling them on ebay for $50.00!) I went with the little round bulbs instead. I love those!