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.

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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.

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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.

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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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