September 21, 2023

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Pendant Mild Makeover (Ought to I Maintain It Like This, Or Go All Gold?)

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I used to be nonetheless getting over my chilly yesterday, and I used to be at that stage the place I didn’t really feel horrible, however I had no vitality and simply wished to sleep. So the one studio mission I may muster vitality for was giving my pendant lights a makeover. Spray portray appeared about proper for my vitality degree.

I’ve had these lights on this room for years now, however the extra my imaginative and prescient for this room involves life, the extra the black pendants didn’t fairly appear proper. I like black as an accent, however these simply appeared too darkish and heavy with my mural and pink cupboards.

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The opposite day, I discussed the potential for portray them gold, and most everybody appeared to assume that may be an incredible thought. However then as I used to be scrolling via Instagram reels, I got here throughout a reel the place a lady made a pendant gentle out of a giant bowl, and the completed gentle had a black wire with a shade that’s white on the skin and gold on the within. I really like how this seems to be!

Sadly, I simply took a screenshot reasonably than saving the reel, so I do not know who this belongs to. When you acknowledge it, please let me know in order that I may give correct credit score!

So reasonably than portray my pendant lights all gold (which I fear would possibly find yourself trying a bit garish), I made a decision to do this black/white/gold combo first and see what I believed. Right here’s how mine turned out…

As a result of I didn’t wish to go to the shop, I simply used what I had readily available. I would wish to change the gold on the within of the shade to a different gold. This one appears to lack depth. However total, I prefer it.

The method was fairly straightforward. The big shade comes off of this gentle very simply.

For the gold, I began off utilizing this Rust-Oleum Common metallic in Pure Gold.

I’ve used this a number of instances on numerous tasks, together with the plumbing pipes below the vanities in our grasp lavatory.

It was the right coloration for that utility, however for the sunshine, it seemed slightly boring.

So I went again over it with this Montana Gold spray paint. Their cans confuse me. I get these at Michael’s, and I’m fairly certain Montana Gold is the identify of the model, and never the colour. However I don’t know the place to search out the colour identify. (Edit: I discovered the colour! It’s on the highest, and it’s referred to as Goldchrome.)

So I sprayed that over the Rust-Oleum Pure Gold, and the Montana Gold is a lot shinier and extra metallic. It’s actually an attractive paint. For the skin of the shade, I used Rust-Oleum Painters Contact in a Flat White (from House Depot).

Total, I just like the look. I like that the white shade has a lighter, airier look than the heavy black shade. And I really like the thought of the gold contained in the shade.

I would like to lift the sunshine slightly extra in order that the gold exhibits extra, however that’s the place my vitality ran out. Perhaps I can get to that at this time.

However I’m nonetheless trying to find the right gold. I really ordered some gold leaf yesterday, so possibly I’ll use that. In relation to a metallic end, there’s actually nothing that compares to precise gold leaf. (Effectively, I don’t imply precise gold leaf. That’s too costly for me. I exploit imitation gold leaf, nevertheless it’s nonetheless far more metallic than any end you’ll get with spray paint.)

So what do you assume? Ought to I stick with this black/white/gold plan? Maintain the skin white, and discover a higher gold (presumably precise gold leaf) for the within? Or ought to I forgo the white and do the whole shade (inside and outside) in gold? I’m fairly certain that no matter I do, I’m retaining the wire and the cover black. I like how that appears.


My mother did three mockups for me with three completely different shade colours, and she or he included the bamboo window shades that I plan to make use of in order that we will have a significantly better thought of what the pendant gentle will appear to be in opposition to the completed wall.

The primary one with a gold shade is my least favourite. I want the gold to be in very small accent doses, and that is an excessive amount of gold in a single dose for my style. Plus, I’d have two of them.

The primary time I scrolled via the images, I wrote off the pink instantly. I’m unsure why I did that, as a result of I really actually prefer it. And I prefer it extra the extra I have a look at it.

The white was my instant favourite, however I don’t like that black cover in opposition to the ceiling. And I feel the very backside rim on the skin of the shade must be gold as an alternative of white. I’m wondering how it will look if I make the entire gentle white and gold, with no black in any respect. I may do the cover and twine gold, the skin of the shade white, and the within gold, with the gold wrapping round to the underside rim on the skin.

However that pink certain is rising on me! 😀

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