Light fixture updating
Once the stencil was completed, it was time to get down to the fun part of this craft.
Screen Printing Martha Stewart Glass Paint: Plaid’s Martha Stewart Crafts just introduced five different types of glass paint, stencils and tools for painting on glass surfaces.
My second favorite is the other clear glass one with the bubbles in it, but that was John’s least favorite so it’s a no-go.
The small frosted one is a bit too small and it’s not as contemporary as I’d like, and the big frosted globe is a little TOO big.
Exhibit A: Stained Ceiling Like when it rains really hard and your roof leaks over your mudroom and it means that you suddenly have to bump up scraping and painting that ceiling to the top of your to do list?
Exhibit B: Boobish Light Fixtures And, because you have to take the ugly light fixtures (that look like nippleless boobs) down, you might as well put something pretty back up.
To create your own screens, follow this video tutorial for creating your own silk screen patterns.
If you don’t have the silk screen kit, Martha Stewart crafts has a plethora of really stylish glass paint screen stencils to choose from!
It’s hard to tell in the photo above, but the two glass and chrome fixtures are a little traditional for our tastes…I’ve been scouring the internet for good deals on replacement light fixtures, but haven’t really found anything that it’s in our price range (which, as always, is cheap and/or cheaper).
The old globes sitting next to the new ones on the counter really show just how dingy they’ve gotten over the years.
We are definitely going to give them a good wipe down before donating them to our local Re Store (unless we have any locals who need a set of traditional light fixture glass! Here are the new ones in place and ready for our scrutiny!!!
At about for 6 of the globes, we’d be saving a lot of money since most of the fixtures I’ve seen are about that much for one – But I’m still not sold yet…
This project was inexpensive and it made such a big impact in our mudroom.