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Painting brass light fixtures is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to update your house. Grab some metallic paint and a paintbrush and change the look of your lights!
Hi Friends!! Over the past year or so, you know I have been remodeling my whole house. I’m doing most of the work myself and trying not to spend much money in the process.
One of the things that drove me crazy about our 90s house was the brass light fixtures everywhere!!! Do you have the same lovely brass “Boob” light fixtures all over your ceiling too??
Not a fan!! Rust-oleum metallic paint to the rescue!! Instead of buying 6 new lights, I only had to buy one can of paint – Woo Hoo!
Materials Needed for Painting Light Fixtures
- Here is the only thing you need! Rust-oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze paint, a paint brush, and sandpaper.
Start my making sure your lights are turned off and electricity is shut down. You should turn off the breaker in the breaker box! If you have not done this before, consult an electrician.
Remove the screw nut, glass lodging and then you’ll need to remove the light bulbs. If you are steady and good on a ladder, paint them while they are still on the ceiling! It’s too hard for me to hold up my arm that long, so I just took them down.
Once they are all dry, put them back on the ceiling! This is where you really need to be careful. I did shock myself and it didn’t feel good…eek!
Especially when you have multiple switches or dimmers and don’t know which one is on or off. That’s why it’s important to cut the electricity when messing with the wires!!
As you can see, I was in the middle of my staircase makeover! I turned my ugly oak staircase into a nice brown and white one. Check out my full tutorial here on how to paint a staircase!
Another super easy and cheap thing to paint with Rust-oleum oil rubbed bronze is outdoor lights!! Check out how I easily updated my outdoor sconces here!
Another place I updated was the brass on my fireplace. Check out an easy way to paint the brass around your fireplace!
I love how all the brass in my house is now gone! With a few easy paints, I love the colors in my house now! Let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day!