I found the neatest set of sconces at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They had the greatest lines and I thought they would be pretty fabulous with the right makeover.
It is not clear from the photo but the finish on them was probably awesome back in the 80s when sponge painting was cool. They were a couple of shades of grey and tan with gold sponge painted on the fixture as well as each of the shades. I’m not sure if that particular finish would fit in the decor of any house these days but as soon as I saw them, I had an idea. They were really fabulous and I couldn’t pass them up.
I started by taking the fixtures apart and taping off the socket.
I spray painted them with Rust-Oleum’s Rusty Metal Primer then used Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Cover Spray Paint in Satin Apple Green.
I covered the socket covers with Mod Podge and Scrapbooking paper, then replaced the shades with new ones from Hobby Lobby (when they were half off!).
I used a jewelry punch to make holes in the leaves to add the acrylic drops.
I really wish I had a better way to stage these for photos… I plan on putting them in my flea market booth and I know if I installed them in my room, even if it is just for photos, I would never take them down! I am so in love with them!
What do you think?
Until next time,
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Originally posted 2013-06-21 08:00:04.