I've long been a fan of altering things to suit/individualizing things... ie spraying a lamp the desired colour, changing out knobs on a dresser etc...
My side doorway light remained a hanging bulb for years because I couldn't seem to single out a fixture I liked enough to commit to. It also may be due to neglect- you know, shoe maker's daughter has no shoes... designer has no light. (here's the finished image and steps below)
I came across this fixture at Homesense but didn't love the bronze finish.
Here's how I golded it up and made it fab.
Pretty straightforward, I taped off the cord and sprayed the rest of the fixture gold.
A trick I always use to paint the top of the installation screws is to stick them in styrofoam and spray. FYI the spray paint will cause the foam to shrink... just so you know.
I went with a tubular bulb because this is what really makes the fixture and gives it some personality.
Et voila... I kinda have a crush on this little guy.
Happy Wednesday lovers. xo