Every time I visit my local Habitat ReStore, there’s always a slew of brass light fixtures. I’ve been without overhead lighting in our home office for a while now, so I went in search of something to make over and came home with this:
I was a little unsure of the style, but the price was right ($85), and I knew I couldn’t afford anything new that was comparable in size (it’s almost 40” tall). Spray paint to the rescue:
What I didn’t consider is what a pain in the neck painting it would be, starting with taping off each individual glass section (inside and out):
(I used Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil-Rubbed Bronze.)
(A paint pen for this part would’ve worked better. . .)
The whole process took me several days and I think I swore I would never do it again. Then, I remembered how much money I saved. Although not the exact style, check out the price tag for this large, painted lantern I found online:
Yep, I’ll take my $85 lantern and a few days of frustration. Although not a perfect paint job, I’m really happy with how it turned out.
My office is really close to being “finished” enough to show you. I promise to work on cleaning up my desk for pictures this week and will post them soon :)