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

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 power and simply needed to sleep. So the one studio venture I may muster power for was giving my pendant lights a makeover. Spray portray appeared about proper for my power 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 opportunity of portray them gold, and most everybody appeared to suppose that may be an ideal concept. However then as I used to be scrolling via Instagram reels, I got here throughout a reel the place a lady made a pendant mild out of a big bowl, and the completed mild had a black twine with a shade that’s white on the skin and gold on the within. I really like how this appears to be like!

Sadly, I simply took a screenshot quite than saving the reel, so I do not know who this belongs to. In the event you acknowledge it, please let me know in order that I can provide correct credit score!

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

As a result of I didn’t need to go to the shop, I simply used what I had available. I’d need 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 simple. The massive shade comes off of this mild 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 varied initiatives, together with the plumbing pipes underneath the vanities in our grasp rest room.

It was the right colour for that software, however for the sunshine, it regarded a little bit 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 known 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 a fantastic paint. For the skin of the shade, I used Rust-Oleum Painters Contact in a Flat White (from Dwelling Depot).

General, 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 concept of the gold contained in the shade.

I want to lift the sunshine a little bit extra in order that the gold exhibits extra, however that’s the place my power ran out. Perhaps I can get to that as we speak.

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

So what do you suppose? Ought to I persist with this black/white/gold plan? Hold the skin white, and discover a higher gold (probably precise gold leaf) for the within? Or ought to I forgo the white and do the complete shade (inside and outside) in gold? I’m fairly certain that no matter I do, I’m holding the twine and the cover black. I like how that appears.


My mother did three mockups for me with three completely different shade colours, and he or she included the bamboo window shades that I plan to make use of in order that we are able to have a significantly better concept of what the pendant mild will appear to be towards 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 photographs, I wrote off the pink instantly. I’m undecided why I did that, as a result of I really actually prefer it. And I prefer it extra the extra I take a look at it.

The white was my speedy favourite, however I don’t like that black cover towards the ceiling. And I believe the very backside rim on the skin of the shade must be gold as a substitute of white. I ponder how it might look if I make the entire mild 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! 😀