Updating light fixtures with spray paint

Sometimes, paint is a magical thing....other times, it's a necessity!

Today, I'm going to show you how I made over the 1970's oak and brass fixtures in my bathroom using some leftover chalk paint, a half can of matte black spray paint and little imagination.

Thankfully, spray paint is pretty forgiving, so just keep working with it and use light coats to avoid any gloppy build-up. The nursery originally had a terrible ceiling fan with sagging blades, so the whole thing had to go.

We were wondering what to replace it with when we remembered that our friends, Kara and Remington had the exact same chandelier in their dining room that we had in ours.

Once you’re all done, let it cure for about a day before hanging.

For the lights, we chose a metallic finish paint primer combo, and the color was oil-rubbed bronze.

It will most likely take 2-3 passes with the paint to get a good coverage on all sides.

I remember joking about this bathroom with my Realtor when I saw it for the first time. The photo above is the real estate picture of the main bathroom at the French Farm house..all of it's navy blue wall paper'ed glory....complete with not one but two dusty, plastic, hanging plants.

I even posted the photo on the Serendipity Refined Facebook Fan Page...remember....don't you? Go ahead, admit it...you're Thank heavens for the black primer spray paint that was left over from my sons' days of building models and the can of flat black spray paint that I found in the back of the paint shelf when I was packing the basement!

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