Friday, March 13, 2015

Out with the Can Light & In With the French Farmhouse Light

Hallway Can Light- From My Front Porch To Yours
This is the hallway between our kitchen and our dining room. I have slowly been updating it. Three years ago I added the wood toppers to all the doors for some rustic farmhouse charm. Earlier this year I painted our command central door Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams and then painted the insets of the doors. All super easy things I was able to do on my own. The one thing I desperately wanted to do though required some outside help. I wanted to get rid of the one single can light.

Industrial Farmhouse Light-Portfolio Lowes Light- From My Front Porch To Yours
I had been longing for this light fixture ever since I saw it in my friend Brenda's home. When I finally got around to buying it Lowes no longer carried it. Well to my delight they decided to bring it back and The Nana & The Papa bought it for me. A certain somebody may or may not be turning 40 this week!;0 They are out here spending Spring Break with us and Papa kindly swapped out the can light. I wish I could say I have a tutorial for that but honestly I did not have the heart to ask him to show me each and every step and take pics. Besides while he was working on taking the can light out I was outside making over the new light.
Industrial Farmhouse Light-Rustoleum Spray Paint Flat Chestnut- From My Front Porch To Yours
Yes, you read that correctly. I went outside and made over a perfectly beautiful brand new light fixture. Though I loved it as it was I wanted it to have a similar finish like our chandler in the dining room
Industrial Farmhouse Light-Spray Painting Light Fixture- From My Front Porch To Yours
It was a pretty simple finish to replicate. First I lightly sprayed everything using Rust-Oleum spray paint in Flat Chestnut.
Industrial Farmhouse Light-Spray Painting Light Fixture- From My Front Porch To Yours
I did not want full on coverage. I was after dimension in color.
Industrial Farmhouse Light- Painting Light Fixture- From My Front Porch To Yours
Up next I used my trusty chalk paint.
Industrial Farmhouse Light- Painting Light Fixture with Chalk paint- From My Front Porch To Yours
I dried brushed a little of Old White and Old Ochre on. After that I wiped some of it away.
Industrial Farmhouse Light- Painting Light Fixture- From My Front Porch To Yours
After I wiped some of it off I then applied some gold touches. I did a little more wiping off with a paper towel. I wiped off in a circular motion.
Industrial Farmhouse Light-Custom Painted Light Fixture- From My Front Porch To Yours
This is the final finish I came up with.
Industrial Farmhouse Light-French Farmhouse Lighting- From My Front Porch To Yours
Here it is the new light in all of its glory in the hallway. It was so hard to get a good picture so that I could show y'all how magical and beautiful it looks. I am not a pro with the camera so I had issues with the glare.
Industrial Farmhouse Light-No More Can Light- From My Front Porch To Yours
It makes the prettiest shadows down the hallway.
Industrial Farmhouse Light-French Farmhouse Light Fixture- From My Front Porch To Yours
I decided to take a pic of it at night with the flash to see if I could get a better pic. If you look closely you can see my assistant down at the end of the hallway watching me.
Industrial Farmhouse Light-French Farmhouse Light- From My Front Porch To Yours
Mr. Front Porch thinks the light is a tad much for the space because it is full of sparkle but I think it totally makes the space. Next up I want to install beadboard down the hallway and eventually talk Mr. Front Porch into starting to plank the ceiling but that is going to be a hard sell. Wish me luck!;)

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  1. What a pretty fixture! I don't know that I would have picked this one out just based on the photo on the box, but it really is beautiful!

  2. Absolutely stunning, I love it! May I ask where you found that welcome sign, it's so cute. Have a great weekend! xoxo, Liz

  3. Love the new light ! It makes such a difference in your hall!

  4. Love it Pamela. I need to replace three old brass lights in my upstairs hallway. May check this out.

  5. So pretty. Luv all the sparkle!
    Ppsstttt. Happy Birthday!
    Hugs, Gee

  6. Beautiful fixture and I like how you changed it!

  7. Love it! I love sparkly and such a small change made a huge difference!

  8. Ooooh, it's beautiful, Pamela! I love it! I'd love to do something like this for the ceiling mount lights in our laundry and pantry area (which are right next to each other really). Each area has a different light fixture. How is the lighting from this fixture? Since the area I'd like to change is the window-less side of the condo, I need all the artificial light I can get!

    Happy Birthday! : )

  9. I think a plank ceiling for a 40th birthday is exactly what a girl needs as a present.

  10. Love the new light - and how you made it your own!! I am also loving the wood trim over the doors. What a great touch. Jane

  11. Very pretty Pamela! The new finish is perfect.

  12. The hallway looks so pretty. The fixture is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  13. love how the new light fixture looks! i'm with you- i think it transforms the space totally into awesomeness. i love the finish you were able to achieve too. tfs. best- maryjo

  14. Just gorgeous! I love lights that splash all over the ceiling. Love the way you refinished it too. Looks authentically aged to a perfect patina!

  15. So funny your comments about Mr front porch! Ha! I have one too! Got to catch them in the right mood! Light looks fantastic! Love it! Cindy

  16. Wehey! It looks beautiful! Great job Pamela! x

  17. You can never have too much sparkle. I love that you made over a brand new light. It is so pretty with a little "age".

  18. Your light turned out beautiful...just perfect for your French style


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