A New/Old Foyer Light
I have been looking for the perfect foyer light about three years now. In the search, I removed an ugly dated hanging light and replaced it with this:
Okay, it is a little better, but I still wasn’t in love! And that is the key to the right lighting, you have to LOVE it EVERYTIME you see it.
So, when I saw this Pottery Barn fixture, I knew I loved it!
Amanda at The Hand Me Down House made one that looks very similar. I always thought I might copy her design, until I found a hanging light that had similar lines at our local Habitat ReStore.
See that brass beauty in the front? Well, ignore the brass because I had plans to paint it. By the way, the iron chandelier went in my friend’s hallway.
And that cute little fixture hiding in shame at the back was turned into another Pottery Barn knockoff lantern.
But, on to the star of this post. My new foyer light! I disassembled the foyer light and set the glass globe aside. Then I attacked her with a one two punch using my new dynamic duo of spray paints.
Automotive primer first and then two coats of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze!
After putting the glass globe back on the fixure, I installed the light fixture (you can follow the same instructions as I showed in this post.)
Check out that beautiful new/old light fixture! I know it isn’t exactly like Pottery Barn’s but I love it none-the-less. How about you?
I like it better than the PB fixture. 🙂 Because I LOVE a story of redemption.
Those look great! Amazing what you can do with paint, isn't it?
For that price? It looks close enough!
Serendipity! I love the new look. Isn't it great when you find just what you were looking for?
I love that you can see something like that and know that you can make it fabulous. I probably would have overlooked it. Great job 🙂
I like yours better! Great job Brittany.