Monday, September 20, 2010

Goodwill Bathroom light fixture before and after!! Love me a project!

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! make this "new" light fixture work in their
bathroom it needed a make-over!
Yea...a PROJECT!

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
of primer.

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
Linked to:
Spray Paint Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick
 Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! what a difference! I love your new light fixture.

Beedeebabee said...

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 :)

Pam said...

Looks great.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

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!

Sherri said...

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!

Lemon Lane Studio said...

Another amazing transformation! Patty

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

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

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out fabulous, Missy~ I really love how you re-do things! Inspires me!

morninglorycottage said...

Great job Missy. Don't you just love a thrift store. Have a great week.
Hugs~ Amanda

stefanie said...

ta da!!!! fabulous!!

FairfieldHouse said...


You always have the best 'show and tells'!

$3! I want to go treasure hunting with you, girl friend.


Bring Pretty Back said...

WOOOWWWWW! Looks so great!
Have a pretty day!

A Southern Rose said...

It looks great and brand new. What a bargain!

Marilyn said...

You and your projects are such an inspiration! I appreciate your comments for me, too. Thanks for being a great friend. ♥♫

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

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

Scribbler said...

Very enterprising!

whimages said...

THAT is a HUGE HUGE transformation! WOW! You always amaze me!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!Good job and quite thrifty too.

Anonymous said...

I just love all the new metallic spray paints, don't you? Great job on the fixture - looks much better!

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