So part of re-doing the back entrance was replacing the old fan that was there. The fan was kinda in a strange spot and it didn’t really fit with the look of what I was going for. The only issue was finding something that would a) fit in the space and b) fit in the budget. I wanted an industrial styled light but for less that $100. I searched high and low for something that is available in Canada with no luck. But then I found this gem at homedepot.ca! Its perfect for my Industrial Pendant Light D.I.Y!
I made sure that I bought the one with the back cord since I didn’t want to have to paint the cord as well.
Here is what you need for this project:
- Light ($60 – hurray for coupons!)
- Tape (Already had)
- Black spray paint ($11)
- Metallic copper/gold craft paint ($2)
- Cheap brushes ($2)
- LED Edison Bulb ($13 – also Home Depot)
Total: $88! wewt!
First step, tape everything you dont want painted.
Here is the underside of the light before, taped and ready to go!
Spray painting tip: Don’t leave the spray painted object flat on floor where you sprayed it to dry. The spray paint stuck to the garbage bag and made a not as nice edge around the bottom of the light.
Easy fix though, I sanded down the edge before painted the underside. I wanted the inside to be more of a copper than a gold to go with all the copper in my kitchen. (You can see the light from my kitchen.) I used Martha Stewart craft paint in metallic copper from Michael’s and painted it on with a very cheap wide brush. I wanted to be able to see the brush strokes.
You have to be super careful when you can see the brush strokes. This is super easy, just squeeze a giant blob onto the light and then brush it on in nice smooth circles. You’re almost done now! To finish up I used a small paintbrush to paint a copper line around the edge of the light for a nice clean finish.
Sorry for the blurry light, it was hard to get a good picture of it! And that’s it! I am loving the new light in my new back entrance, I think it suits the room well, and cost less that $100!
Let me know what you think in the comments!