Brass Light Fixture DIY Update

A Super Easy Project!

I found a set of three of these brass light fixtures at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I love that each of them have plain glass almost like a blank canvas! A few weeks ago, I posted about a DIY Light Fixture Update where I spray painted a light fixture and etched the glass. It came out great and will be in the dining room at the Rebel House (the house we are remodeling top to bottom). I’ll show you how I gave this brass light fixture a DIY update!

brass light fixture DIY update

When I saw these, I couldn’t pass them up (as usual – I think that is my excuse for every purchase anywhere!!). So far, I’ve only painted and etched one fixture. I usually have trouble picking just the right color but didn’t with this fixture.

brass light fixture DIY update before

I took it apart and cleaned it, then sprayed it with Rust-Oleum’s Rusty Metal Primer. I use the rusty metal primer because in my opinion, it creates the best base for spray-paint-on-metal projects! I used Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Cover spray paint in Gloss Seaside to paint the pieces of the fixture. Spray painting a chain takes a lot of time and patience! Always let the paint dry thoroughly before moving it and applying the next coat.

brass light fixture DIY update spray paint

I created a stencil using my Silhouette Cameo for the glass. I used Armour Etch to etch the design following the manufacturer’s instructions.

brass light fixture DIY update etched glass

This pretty baby is going in my flea market booth. I really love the way it came out and it was quite the easy DIY update!

brass light fixture DIY update completed

brass light fixture DIY update completed view

Since I made the brass light fixture DIY update, I have rewired the fixture to use a plug which adds to the portability and allows the fixture to be hung anywhere! any questions? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!