Light Fixture Hack {on the cheap!}

We have spent the last couple of months turning an unused barn on our property into our very own party barn.  I am so incredibly excited!  There will be lots of great time spent hanging out with friends, hosting parties, and watching our kids have a blast!  So. excited.  My husband also declared after 3 days of electrical work {or was it four days!?} that I should probably figure out a way to turn a profit on this adventure.  Two great thoughts:  Hosting a barn sale & teach some crafting classes.  What do you think?  What would you do with the space??

The easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.com

When we were prepping for the electrical to be run to the barn we were on the hunt for just the right style of light fixtures.  There are two small rooms off to one end of the barn where I wanted to find some kind of ceiling mounted lighting.  After browsing through Lowes, and feeling totally indecisive, I realized that all I needed was some spray paint, basic pendents, and we would have the perfect fixtures!

The easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.com

We picked up three of these light fixtures from the lighting department at Lowes and also some spray paint.  The Valspar spray paint has always been my personal favorite brand of spray paint, so I picked up tropical rain forest and metallic gold.

The easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.com

Add to my cart some painter’s tape {this is the best for fresh paint!}, and I was good to go.  I started off by spraying the top of the fixtures with the tropical rain forest color.  Make sure you wrap the cords so they don’t end up painted as well!  I used plastic and painters tape to protect the cord.

The easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.comThe easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.com

After the tops were dried I ran a piece of painters tape along the bottom edge of the fixture to make sure that I would have a clean line.  Then it was time for the beautiful metallic gold inside of the fixture.

The easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.com

The easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.com

Make sure you remove the tape as soon as you have finished spraying.  Leave it on too long and you may end up peeling off the new paint.

And with that I am done!  A quick coat of spray paint, some drying time, and I have turned inexpensive light fixtures into unique and high end looking fixtures!  {Have I mentioned how much I love that green and gold combo!?}

The easiest way to update basic light fixtures!  Spray paint an inexpensive lights can give you a unique and high end look.  Check out the full tutorial.  www.thedempsterlogbook.com

What colors would you paint your fixtures?  White on the top and gold on the inside would also be beautiful!  Valspar also makes a rose gold.  I know I need to paint something with that color!  Let me know your thoughts, and what color combo you would use, in the comments section below.

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Happy creating friends,

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Comments

  1. These look fantastic!! I just love how this barn is coming along :)

  2. I want to come party in your barn!!!! :) And I also need help with my big old vacant barn! :)

  3. These are awesome!! Love the color and such a great idea!! I agree, white would be beautiful too!!

  4. What a great space! I adore the colors ~ and the style of those lights! So pretty!
    I’m visiting from My Turn For Fun’s Freedom Fridays Blog Hope.
    I would love to invite you to join us and share each week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  5. What a great way to make these lights your own Becky! I love when I can take a stock product and put my own spin on it (esp with paint!) :) Thanks so much for linking this up to the Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party this week. Hugs, Lisa

  6. Oh my goodness, I have serious “barn envy!” :) I would so do barn sales and craft classes if I had a gorgeous space like yours, have fun with it! The light fixtures are genius, I LOVE the green and gold combo. I think that black and gold would be pretty too. Have a great week!

  7. Great DIY.. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party this week.

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