My kitchen’s new-old light fixture make over…thrift store pendant light makeover….

The  kitchen light over my sink 
was a $6 thrift store find with a ton of potential. I knew I wanted a pendant light, but some of them were over $100 and after the big kitchen remodel it just wasn’t in the budget.
This thrift store pendant light had all the right bones, it just needed a few tweaks.

And I am so happy with how it turned out too!

I know you’ve all seen the after…
but here is the before… I am sure it had been hanging in someone’s love shack somewhere in 1975.
Yep, that’s the same light. Thank goodness for the power of paint.
All it took was a coat of brass paint, a light spray of brown over the top to tone down the brass, a replacement globe from the hardware store, and a  cool bulb is from Anthropologie. The bulb from Anthro? $18. The entire light fixture with the new globe? $16. Funny huh? It’s one of the cheapest thing in our entire remodel.
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  1. brilliant ♦ love the whole sink thing… wouldn’t mind doing the dishes in such a lovely location….

    wonderful blog… inspiring

  2. Wow what a transformation. I sure I would have passed the original up without a second thought. Now you have me thinking I’d better keep my eyes opened.

  3. Hello,

    Live it! It came out si pretty. I wish I could do that for one if my chandeliers but too afraid to try it.
    Thank you for sharing. It looks so good above your sink.

  4. Hi there ! Found you on Pinterest as we are in the midst of installing wood counter tops. This light fixture caught my eye, was hoping to find a link, and love that it’s a diy! Love it!

  5. Just saw your pendant light on pinterest and immediately knew this was the light I need for my kitchen. I can’t believe the before and after and can only hope I can do the same. Thanks for posting!

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