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Refreshing an old (brass) light fixture

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Category Other
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Light fixture from my foyer Rustoleum spray paint quality time with my husband

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What are you most proud of? I love that this whole project used what I already had here- plus a can of spray paint and a beautiful afternoon outdoors. Also the help form my husband in taking the fixture down, taking it apart, putting it on the table, all the pieces parts, and yes- he used the spray paint as well! I guess I was the project manager after all! Isn't that the way it goes, I come up with the ideas and then get "someone" to do it! Love the finished product! No more wishing for a new fixture and searching- it was here all along!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The main thing. besides taking the fixture down safely, is getting all the parts sprayed to cover the original color. I used some cardboard to place the knobs and screws into so they could be sprayed all the way around. Also hanging the largest part up- to spray from all angles is important. You will be seeing the fixture from underneath actually remember- not from the top generally- unless you have a loft above where it hangs! Mine is in normal height ceilings in our foyer.

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I painted all the cupboard door handles in my house, (over 80 handles) They were brass and so I painted them w/oil bronzed spray paint. LOVE THEM, they look new and new handles (remember 80 of them) cost me about 16 dollars!! love that price. When painting the handles I took a piece of foam blue board and pushed finish nails into it to hold the handles up and then sprayed them all over. Easy, fabulous, and so affordable.

10/08/2011 Flag