How to update a light fixture on a $3 budget

porch-fixture-before-2.jpg porch-fixture-after-2.jpg

Porch lamp before and after.

Isn’t spray paint great?!  I could kick myself for not having taken a better before photo, but you get the idea.  The porch lights on either side of my door were dingy brass.  I removed them, cleaned them up, and spray painted them in a black semigloss finish.  They look a lot better now — the difference is more dramatic than the photos show.  And all for a $3 can of paint.

There is a house across the street from me with similar fixtures in white that just scream for a new look.

Do you have something you’ve spray painted that looks a lot better now?  Please comment!

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One response to “How to update a light fixture on a $3 budget

  1. Saw this in today’s Trib and thought of you. Hope all is going swimmingly in Dallas!

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/chi-0113green50_jpjan13,0,6714548.story

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