Posts Categorized: #Lighting

Some Things Need No Paint

  This was my first Craig’s List purchase, a vintage brass chandelier. And amazingly it still hangs in my dining room, unchanged (unpainted),  1 year later.   But others do. French Curves a Chandelier in the Kitchen a DIY Faux Mercury Glass   If you have an old or new lighting fixture that needs improvement with paint, check… Read more »

DIY Kitchen Pendants

  When I decided I wanted pendant lights over my kitchen island, I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money, so I looked into DIY options.  Here is what I found at my local Lowes.Pendant Light Conversion Kits. You use your already existing recessed lights by replacing the bulbs with adapters like these… Read more »

Paint a Patina

    These Railroad Lanterns are from 1st Dibs and have a gorgeous, natural patina that developed over years. They are an excellent study in the range and variety of surface color that develops with age and perfect for inspiration. There are countless mediums you can use to replicate patina but my favorite, especially for… Read more »

DIY Faux Mercury Glass Sconce

    Another project in my master bath was the upgrade of the original brass plated light fixtures. Rather than replace them with new fixtures, I used Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint to create a faux mercury glass shade. Here is how I did it.     I wanted the final result to have both… Read more »