Ways to Save – Spray Painted Lighting


Happy Monday friends! I have shared a couple times that we have spray painted our fixtures.  This has been a big money saver for us and a fun way to get creative with your lighting.  As I was thinking through this post I also realized that almost all of our hanging chandeliers in the home are repurposed or spray painted.


This one above was an older brass model found on Craigslist.  I brought it home and used some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.  I then bought a handful of faux crystals (very inexpensive) and also had some real ones from the nursery’s old chandelier. Truthfully I could not tell the difference between the two varying crystals.


(Copper Tray from Painted Fox – affilitate link in sidebar)

For our kitchen pendent, I also spray painted the entire piece.  You can find the tutorial over at Remodelaholic.


It has held up great and I love how it resembles copper.  You may notice the science experiment hanging from it (a project about balance and weight my son brought home from school).  It stayed there for a couple weeks, ha! This was also taken during some big girl room prep you can see here.


Lastly, was this eighties light fixture I repurposed into a small bedroom chandelier (tutorial here). I have loved the little bit of sparkle it adds to our room.


(Patterend Blanket from Humble Weave)

After letting it hang in our space for a few weeks, I later decided to add some strands of simple wooden jewelry beads.  This helped it fit the style of our bedroom a bit better with the eclectic rug above our bed (info here).

When looking for good spray paints the one thing I keep in mind is to use brands that have a primer and paint combined in one can.

Spray painting light fixtures this way has saved us quite a bit when decorating.  A brand new fixture can sometimes be pricey or outside the budget when wanting to change the look of a room. But repurposing this way can cost around 20-25 dollars for updates alone.

I’m also over at Craftberry Bush today sharing how to make this Adult Coloring Book Gift and I would love for you to come and visit.


Thanks so much all and hope your week is off to a wonderful start!


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  1. Hi! I am a newcomer to your blog and in the process of getting caught up with your posts. Just wanted to say that I love your home! It is so beautiful. It is very inspirational to me that I can maybe do the same in mine, budget and all. Sometimes I feel like I don’t know what I am doing and still trying to find my style inside the house (garden is a different story, that is my thing, haha!) Thanks for the down to earth and helpful posts.

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