September 23, 2015

Repurposing Light Fixtures in the #staggreno

How fun was yesterday for the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour?  If you click back on my post, I’ve updated links to all of the tours from talented bloggers thus far.  These homes are really something.  And you can look in beautiful houses without any of the creepy factor:)

Speaking of creepy, let’s talk about what the #staggreno looked like when we bought it, shall we?  And while there was plenty of bad happening, there were a few glimmers of good.

A handful of light fixtures in the house were pretty awesome in their original state.  In fact, the style looked pretty darn close to a lot of globe lights available today.  Design really does come full circle, doesn’t it?

Although they weren’t in stellar condition, I didn’t have it in my heart to trash them all.  There’s something special about saying a fixture or feature is “original to the house,” am I right?

Screenshot 2015-09-23 00.39.07

I decided to repurpose a few of them and I’m truly glad I did.  But I did run into a brief spray paint dilemma.  Here’s how I did it:

video: James Young

What’s your favorite gold spray paint?  I swear I’ve tried them all and I usually come back to Design Masters Gold Medal.  I’d love to hear your faves!

Halfway through the week, peeps!  Hope your week is going well.


  1. Karin

    September 23rd, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Those light fixtures are amazing! I have tried the exact same spray paints and love the Design Masters the best. And it dries crazy fast!

  2. Sarah

    September 23rd, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Good call on switching spray paint colors. I agree though, it can be so hard to find a good shade of gold!

    So glad you kept the original lights, they are beautiful.

    xo, Sarah

  3. tom

    September 23rd, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Very Good tutorial! Thanks! Did you do the bookshelf spray painting? I would like more information on that.

  4. Jen

    September 23rd, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you! Which bookshelf do you mean?

  5. tom

    September 24th, 2015 at 9:46 am

    shelves beside the fireplace

  6. Angie Tijerina

    June 29th, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I’ve been to several and even called a few more to try and find Design Masters spray paint. Where you you buy it from? BTW….I’m obsessed with your website and your style 🙂

  7. Administrator

    June 30th, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Hi Angie! I buy it at Michael’s!

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