Pendant Gentle 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 might muster power for was giving my pendant lights a makeover. Spray portray appeared about proper for my power stage.

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 of portray them gold, and most everybody appeared to assume that will be an awesome concept. However then as I used to be scrolling via Instagram reels, I got here throughout a reel the place a girl made a pendant gentle out of a giant bowl, and the completed gentle had a black twine 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 moderately than saving the reel, so I do not know who this belongs to. In case you acknowledge it, please let me know in order that I can provide correct credit score!

So moderately 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 assumed. 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 simple. 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 beneath the vanities in our grasp lavatory.

It was the right coloration for that software, however for the sunshine, it seemed a bit uninteresting.

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 title of the model, and never the colour. However I don’t know the place to seek out the colour title. (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 a fantastic paint. For the skin of the shade, I used Rust-Oleum Painters Contact in a Flat White (from Dwelling 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 concept of the gold contained in the shade.

I would like to lift the sunshine a bit extra in order that the gold reveals extra, however that’s the place my power ran out. Perhaps I can get to that right this moment.

However I’m nonetheless trying to find the right gold. I really ordered some gold leaf yesterday, so perhaps I’ll use that. With regards to 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, but it surely’s nonetheless far more metallic than any end you’ll get with spray paint.)

So what do you assume? 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 maintaining the twine and the cover black. I like how that appears.


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

The primary one with a gold shade is my least favourite. I favor 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 undecided 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 rapid 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 an alternative of white. I ponder how it could look if I make the entire gentle white and gold, with no black in any respect. I might 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! 😀