Hello again my sweet friends. I’ve been working on a little update for our master bathroom, and I am so excited to share a recent revelation with you. What revelation, you ask? Well…our bathroom has a REALLY ugly and dated light fixture; so bad I thought replacing it was my only option, but it wasn’t an option cuz I have no money. You with me? So I pondered this dilemma for a hot minute and came up with an idea. If you’re ready, I’ll share with you how to paint a bathroom light fixture without taking it down.
Let’s get started, shall we? Brace yourself for a truly ugly before shot.
How To Paint A Bathroom Light Fixture
That dated chrome with frosted glass shades light fixture is in every one of our bathrooms. And I HATE them.
(this post contains affiliate links for the products I used for this project. If you click a link and make a purchase, your price will not change but I will make a small commission. thanks!)
- An All Purpose Cleaner
- Rustoleum Metallic Paint. (I used Oil Rubbed Bronze in a quart size)
- Good Quality Craft Paint Brushes (these are really nice, perfect for smooth detailed application)
- Edition Style Bulbs. (these are totally optional, of course, you can choose any style bulb you like)
Make sure to clean your fixture first. I lightly sprayed an all purpose cleaner on to a damp rag and thoroughly cleaned off the dust and hairpsray so the paint would stick.
I wouldn’t recommend spraying the cleaner directly on to the fixture, you know, since it’s plugged in an everything.
I wanted a farmhouse look, so I went with an Oil Rubbed Bronze. I chose to brush on the paint because I’m VERY lazy, and I did not want to take the fixture down. If you have the energy to take yours down, or have a fixture that isn’t yet installed, spray paint would be quicker.
I brushed the paint on with a small craft brush. The first coat was a little scary, but I pressed on. This is oil based paint so rather than mess with cleaning the brush, I threw it away when I was done. (Lazy, remember? ;))
UP NEXT, the AFTER!!
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