Ever since we redid my parent’s master bathroom, I’ve been obsessed with the Pottery Barn wall sconces we chose. Unfortunately our bathroom is wired for above the mirror light fixtures not wall sconces. As much as I love DIY, rewiring things felt a little over my head (especially with the time crunch I was working with on our master bath redo – read about it here.). I didn’t love our current lights with the new planked walls, they felt a little too formal. I have been looking for a while for new light fixtures in here, but I just haven’t fallen in love with any. In the meantime I wanted a quick update. Enter my favorite tool in my toolbox – spray paint!All I did was unhook the light fixtures (being sure to turn the power off first!) don’t let this scare you if you’ve never done it, it’s easier than you think. Then I removed the shade/globe/glass whatever they are called things. I stuck some paper towel in the light sockets to protect the electrical stuff. I then used oil rubbed bronze spray paint, 2 coats and let it dry overnight.
I found these great bubbled glass shades at Lowes, I think they were on sale for around $4? I hoped they would give me the same feel as the Pottery Barn wall sconces at my parents house I love. I screwed them on and tada! Brand new light fixtures for around $12 each.
Even the Mr. couldn’t complain about that one, and BONUS he didn’t even recognize them. He thought they were brand new. All of our other light fixtures in the bathroom and hallway are oil rubbed bronze (notice the capiz chandelier in the background that is for some reason hanging crooked) so I feel like it flows better. These probably won’t be our forever lights in here, but I think they are perfect for now!
PS Ignore the blueish light bulbs in there, they are all I had in the house, but I plan on getting edison bulbs for them soon!