Wanna see what I've been doing?
I went to Goodwill with my little guy the other
day and found this fixture for $3 bucks!
I know it's brass, but I was attracted to the porcelain ends.
See, aren't they pretty?
I bought it for my boy's bathroom to replace one of these.
This is not a pleasant light fixture to meet at 6am....
200 watts glaring in your face that early is not nice!
Sooo....to make this "new" light fixture work in their
bathroom it needed a make-over!
First I went to the store and picked up three of these....
They were only $3 bucks each at Walmart!
Next I took the porcelain pieces off and taped off the receptacles with tape.
Next, I roughed up the surface with a regular old
sanding block. This is to help the primer to stick.
Speaking of primer...
this is what I used,
Krylon, indoor/outdoor white primer.
I gave everything a couple of good coats
I let it all dry really well
and gave it a couple of coats
with Krylon Brushed Nickel.
Here it is all painted and put together.
OH, did you know you can buy the little
set screws for the globes?!
I bought them at Lowes and also gave them a coat of the
brushed nickel. You get them in the lighting dept.
See why I just loved the little porcelain ends..
they look so much better with the nickel!
I got it all installed on a Sunday afternoon after church..
it took about 15 minutes!
Here's some pics of it all installed...
Now, I just need to do something with that big ol' slab mirror.
Hope you guys like my
before and after of my Goodwill goody!
Have a blessed day
Spray Paint Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
wow! what a difference! I love your new light fixture.
Great job Missy! The fixture looks so pretty with the satin nickel finish...I saw your kitchen redo post. How GORGEOUS!!! Have a fun day! Paulette :)
I've got to get me down to the restore and find a light I can do this to. I have one of those ugly lights, only mine has a oak base and 3 lights...can you say ugly?? Yours turned out great! Love the porcelain detail!
Missy, that light fixture looks brand new and lovely! For the mirror alot of time just putting a frame around it makes it look less cold or sterile. Good luck!
Another amazing transformation! Patty
Very clever Missy! Looks fantastic! I have used the brushed nickel spray too on certain things and like the way it looks! I used to have one of those big public bathroom mirrors in our previous home and ended up just taking it down and putting up a white wooden medicine chest, which did look 100% better! I always get inspiration from your blog, girl! Keep it coming!~Hugs, Patti
That turned out fabulous, Missy~ I really love how you re-do things! Inspires me!
Great job Missy. Don't you just love a thrift store. Have a great week.
ta da!!!! fabulous!!
You always have the best 'show and tells'!
$3! I want to go treasure hunting with you, girl friend.
WOOOWWWWW! Looks so great!
Have a pretty day!
It looks great and brand new. What a bargain!
You and your projects are such an inspiration! I appreciate your comments for me, too. Thanks for being a great friend. ♥♫
Hi Missy....Of course, I will say a prayer for what you on Thursday...I hope all turns out well for you! If you don't mind saying one for me on Friday....having a procedure and praying for a positive result! Love ya~Patti
THAT is a HUGE HUGE transformation! WOW! You always amaze me!
Wow!!Good job and quite thrifty too.
I just love all the new metallic spray paints, don't you? Great job on the fixture - looks much better!
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