Bathroom Lights, Or Another Encounter With Spray Paint
July 26, 2011Posted by on
All of the bathrooms in our house have pendant lights in them. Really old pendant lights that are rusted and/or molded. The pink bathroom has two, and the other two bathrooms have one each. I forgot to take a picture of the lights actually hanging up in the bathroom, but this is what the two from the pink bathroom looked like when I got them down.
Instead of spending the money on new pendant lights, or trying to patch the ceiling holes and put up light fixtures on the walls, I wanted to see what I could do with the lights we already had. I started by wiping everything off with a damp rag and getting as much grime off as I could. Next I took a piece of 150 grit sandpaper and sanded off all the mold and as much of the rust as I could. I just wanted to get any flakes off and get a nice surface for the paint to adhere too.
I primed the lights and with Rust Oleum’s Clean Metal Primer.
Total time for the project was about an hour and the total cost was $14(and I still have enough primer left to do the other two lights and enough paint for one light).