DIY Light Fixture Update with a Stencil
An Easy Light Fixture Makeover
Awhile back, the awesome Amy Anderson from Mod Podge Rocks asked a few bloggers to try out her new stencils made for Mod Podge. I chose to make a wall rack with hooks but in all honesty wasn’t “feeling” the project. It was not my best work – I think Amy is awesome and certainly deserves better! So I decided to do a second project and create a DIY light fixture update using her Mod Podge Rocks Stencil in the woodgrain pattern. This is a project I am certainly proud to share!
I started with an old brass fixture I purchased at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It was very plain and had removable glass panels. It was definitely a dated piece but I could see the possibilities in it – which is how I end up hoarding light fixtures!
I took the fixture apart, then primed and painted it. I thought I had taken photos of it but you get the idea…
One of the main reasons I picked this fixture is because of the glass panels. They are large and clear, and are like a blank canvas… This is where I wanted to use Amy’s woodgrain stencil (<– affiliate link to a similar stencil!). My plan was to etch the glass with the stencil pattern but I didn’t want to ruin the stencil (I will need it for other projects!!). I scanned the stencil with my scanner to duplicate it then cut new stencils out of vinyl to fit the glass panels.
I used my air eraser and nifty blast cabinet to etch each of the glass panels.
I then reassembled the fixture and rewired it to use a cord with a plug. This makes it nice to hang it anywhere without having to hard-wire it!
So what do you think of my DIY light fixture with Mod Podge Rocks stencil? I am loving it! I had a theme going here – did you notice? The woodgrain stencil goes perfectly with the spray paint color, Dark Walnut (wink, wink!!).
I was not asked nor paid to use the Mod Podge Rocks Stencil for this post. The stencil was provided by Amy Anderson for use in another post and I decided to use it again… Awesome, right?
Cher, this is awesome! You’ve given me a great idea with this project. Thank you so much for trying the stencil again!! xo
Thank you so much, Amy! My first project didn’t do the stencil any justice… Hopefully, this one did!
Maybe once I get my blast cabinet…looks awesome!
Thank you very much, Linda! I really like how it came out and it was a lot of fun to create!
Love these Cher. Every one a winner. 🙂
Thank you, Elle! I love the way the glass came out!
Awesome makeover! Pinning!
Thank you so much, Laura! I really appreciate it!