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before & after cheap plastic light turned into industrial fixture.png

before & after cheap plastic light turned into industrial fixture.png

So I'm still on a lighting kick... I bought these cheap plastic lights from China a while ago... They were boring as is, but had good lines. I tried painting them silver with metallic acrylic and a brush... NOT successful!.. So I bought some aluminium spray paint and gave them a good coat. Unfortunately the bumpyness left from the original paint job still shows on this tester lamp. The rest will only be getting spray paint for a smoother finish. I also added some copper tape and some nail art rectangles to the edges before painting, to add a bit of detail to the plain shade and make them seem a bit more chunky and industrial. I added jewelry wire to the inside of the shade to form a simple bulb cage. 

Sorry for the poor quality image of the makeover.. I resized this picture down quite a bit to match the size of the light in original form and it became very pixellated.. :doh:


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6 hours ago, otterine said:

Well done! :clap:  I love a good upcycle!

Upcycle! That's the word I was looking for... *tucks word away for future reference*

Upcycling is my favourite thing at the moment. :D

Thank you :)


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