Finish Flip Flop
The title of this post may suggest that I will be waxing poetic about summer footwear. Not so. I am actually talking about my mission to transform all silver-toned fixtures in my home into oil rubbed bronze masterpieces – aka flip flopping finishes.
Our builder grade home was blessed with two of these beauties when we moved in.
They aren’t terrible. In fact, I am really grateful that they aren’t the dreaded “boob” lights (illustrated below) featured in the rest of our home.
While not terrible, the finish on the fixtures really wasn’t what I wanted; I longed for my beloved oil rubbed bronze. So, I started shopping. I quickly discovered that most ceiling mounted lights available today are A) expensive, B) not oil rubbed bronze or C) the afore-mentioned “boob” lights. I decided that I was going to have to live with the light fixtures I didn’t mind but find a way to update them. Enter my friend, spray paint.
Because the glass on the light fixtures was easy to remove, I would be able to spray paint the silver band without any taping. This was a big plus in my book.
While the fixtures hang on the ceiling and are rarely touched, I decided to ere on the side of caution and prime the fixtures. I used Valspar Spray Primer. After allowing that to dry for an hour, I applied Rust-Oluem Metallic Dark Bronze and allowed the fixture to dry over night.
Here is the result after darling hubby reinstalled the light.
I really love the results. Overall, I would say I saved at least $75 on both fixtures over buying new ones. Not too shabby!