Oil Rubbed Bronze, my new best friend!!

June 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Blissfull Living, House Improvements, Life

These are the outside light fixtures on my home.  They are about 10 years old.  These look really bad and I wanted to replace them.  I decided I could easily and way more affordably, DIY them.   Imagine that.

Watch how I turned a “sow’s ear into a silk purse”,  that’s a Texas sayin… you gotta be Texan to really get it.

 They are really ugly I know.  Hey, I can hear you, that’s not nice…  Raise you hand if you have yucky outside light fixtures.  I see you…lots of hands up in the air.  If your’s are not, take a little look see out your door.  Go ahead we’ll wait…………………..

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Join me in this adventure of Yucky to Fabulous!!  These are very simple to take down.  First you will need to turn off the power at your breaker box for the electrical to keep you safe.  Not a time to be a genius and think this is unnecessary!

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This is the light fixtures on my front porch.  These really made my newly painted front door look bad.  You can see that blog post there or here!

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Here we are  taking out screws and disassembling the fixture, really simple.

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Next you will need to remove the fixture from the wall, leaving the wires.  Of course you leave those silly, they are attached to your house! LOL

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Then next we remove the caps that holds the wires together.

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Then next we untwist the last wire.  Hopefully you’ve turned off the breaker, if you didn’t you hair will be standing up on your head right now.

MIRROR PLEASE!!

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Twisting the wire covers back on so the wires are not exposed.  Important!!

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Time for a little cleaning…

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Now the fun begins.  I used Acetone to clean off the light fixtures.  Here’s the paint I used.  Color is Oil Rubbed Bronze, my new best friend!!

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I set the light fixtures on boxes to paint them.  Just simply sprayed them with a slow steady stream, not getting in a hurry so I wouldn’t have any running paint.

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I sprayed them all and let them dry in the sun.

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Now they look great.  I put them in the garage to dry completely.   Can you believe the difference!!!!

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Same process to put them back on the house, just in reverse!!

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I’m excited all over again.

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All done!

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Did I tell you that they would be Fabulous???  Only cost $7 for the can of paint.  Hurray, Maybe someone will take me to dinner now!

Living Blissfully Ever After,

Cindy

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