Industrial Lighting Alternatives

Although we aren’t anywhere near finishing our kitchen at the new house I had been thinking about how I really wanted some fun and colourful industrial lighting incorporated into it. The kitchen will be fairly monochromatic so some pops of colour will be welcome. I came across Barn Light Electric and loved all the light fixtures they had to offer but the prices ranged between $100-500 per fixture which Is not something that will fit into our budget so I started to look for some alternative options.

Here are a couple lights I was looking at from Barn Light; Arlington Sconce and Wilmington Stem Light.

I got thinking the second one looked a little like the pendant I already have in my kitchen from Ikea, so I picked up another one. It is called Ottava and is $50. Even with spray paint… that is a whole lot less than $350! Then I found this light at Lowes to use as the wall sconce.

20130727-174054.jpg It was $35.

So then I bought a can of Valspar spray paint in a turquoise colour and went to town painting the light fixtures the same colour. Well first I taped off the parts that I didn’t want paint on then started spraying.






I had never used Valspar before but it was really fabulous spray paint. It was less than $6 and went on really smooth and thin so it was easy to get an even, flawless finish. Until a couple pieces fell over onto the newspaper before they were dry, but that’s not the paint’s fault! Here is how they turned out.



Can’t wait to show you how they look once everything is done and they are up, but that’s gonna be a long while!

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