It's the second Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for another Monthly DIY Challenge!
Let's back up a minute.
A long time ago I stumbled across a gorgeous Schoolhouse light that I just had to have.
I wasn't sure where it was going to go in our home, but I knew I wanted one. Being the
cheap thrifty shopper that I am, I decided to wait until A. it went on sale or B. I knew exactly where I wanted it to go.
Fast forward a few months.
I go to buy the light and IT'S NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!!
That left only one choice, DIY my own version.
I ended up buying an inexpensive Schoolhouse light from Home Depot and updating it with the help of spray paint, Gold Leaf Rub 'N Buff and Sharpie Markers.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO UPDATE A BASIC
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- Schoolhouse Light ($39.97 at Home Depot)
-Black Sharpie marker
-Gold Spray Paint
-Large Rubber Bands
HOW TO UPDATE A BASIC SCHOOLHOUSE LIGHT
After I bought my light from Home Depot I headed out to Hobby Lobby to pick up my Sharpies. I ended up getting both regular black permanent markers and a couple oil based paint markers. If you are familiar with Sharpies then you know the black markers have a purple hue to them. I was hoping the oil paint sharpie would give me better coverage and a more richer black color.
Here's where I used a bit of trial and error. I have quite a stash of gold spray paint, but wasn't sure which one to use. I started with Valspar metallic gold, but wasn't thrilled with the results.
Rust-oleum pure gold, but it didn't give me the color I was looking for either.
Gold Leaf Rub 'N Buff and applied two coats over top the spray paint. The brushed gold was exactly what I was looking for.
Now, don't forget to check out the rest of the amazing Sharpie projects.