Painting Metal Fixtures – A Quick Update
Recently I was visiting my daughter and her husband, who are new homeowners.Looking around she declared “sometimes this house still doesn’t feel like ours!” When asked what she meant, she pointed out some old light fixtures in the family room. I gave her that look, and declared “let’s paint them!” Here’s how easy it is to paint metal fixtures – a quick update.
They purchased their first home from the original owners of the property. Blessed with ample outdoor space, a large gazebo, an artist’s shed, and gardens galore. But the single level ranch needed an update. After some renovation, they have continued working to make it their own.
But my daughter was pointing out small details, such as light fixtures that hadn’t yet been changed, that were making her think of the grandmother who had lived there. “You have some B47 paint, right?”, I asked. I mean, she is my kid, so there should be some paint lying around somewhere! With Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint, it’s easy to paint metal and other finishes. A quick update is just what we needed.
You Can Paint More Than Metal
Did you know that Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint can be used on a variety of surfaces? You can paint wood, metal, glass, stone, cement and more. You can even paint fabric! Check out this post here to see how that works. The paint can be used on so many surfaces and because it dries quicker than latex paint, it is fun to quickly finish a project so you can move on to the next.
Our project would only take like 15 minutes, and make a world of difference. There was no need to remove the light fixtures from the wall, which would need to be done to use spray paint. We were going to paint them in place. I painted freehand with a small detail brush, but you could also tape off larger areas to not paint, and use a bigger brush.
Match the Style
To mimic other fixtures in the house that had been changed to match their style, we simply removed the old granny glass globe. The chalk and clay paint dries fast, so we quickly painted the metal with the paint using a small brush perfect for the job. After a quick trip to Menard’s lighting section, we switched out the light for a new industrial shade which cost less than $15 per light. To match the industrial style they have throughout the house, we used B47 Furniture Paint in Lamp Post, a true black.
Quick and Easy Update to Painting Metal
Don’t they look great? A little paint goes a long way. Using the black paint, and painting metal, I only applied one coat. We let it dry before we moved onto the next step of attaching the new metal frame and adding a lightbulb.
Paint can make such a difference! Every time we complete a small project, I always feel like “why did we wait so long to change it?” Don’t wait any longer. You too can paint metal and other fun projects in your home. Read this post about how we painted glass and transformed mason jars. They were a budget friendly option for a big family party.
Check out my Pinterest boards for more inspiration about paint and design. I hope you will try painting metal so you can see how easily you can transform something to make it your own.
Thanks for stopping by, Jill
Love this transformation! Thanks for giving me the idea. My bath fixture definitely needs this very same update.
They look great,🤓 She’s lucky to have a creative mother. They did a great job on their kitchen. Love it.💜
Very cool!! Love it.
I can’t wait to paint my fixtures now!!!