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 wished to sleep. So the one studio mission 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 assume that will be an awesome thought. 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 giant 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 seems!

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

So fairly 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 believed. 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 would 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 straightforward. 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 toilet.

It was the proper colour for that utility, however for the sunshine, it appeared a 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 positive Montana Gold is the title of the model, and never the colour. However I don’t know the place to search out the colour title. (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 an attractive 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 thought of the gold contained in the shade.

I want to boost the sunshine a bit extra in order that the gold reveals extra, however that’s the place my power ran out. Possibly I can get to that at the moment.

However I’m nonetheless looking for the proper gold. I truly ordered some gold leaf yesterday, so possibly I’ll use that. With regards to a metallic end, there’s actually nothing that compares to precise gold leaf. (Effectively, I don’t imply precise gold leaf. That’s too costly for me. I exploit 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 stick to this black/white/gold plan? Hold the skin white, and discover a higher gold (presumably 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 positive that no matter I do, I’m preserving 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 she or he included the bamboo window shades that I plan to make use of in order that we are able to have a a lot better thought of what the pendant mild will seem like in opposition to 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 truly 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 in opposition to 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 positive is rising on me! 😀