I love a good cheap alternative to anything. I mean who doesn’t like to save money? Well, I’m here today to share a hot deal with you. A lot of you have commented on the pendant in our kitchen & we actually bought another one for our guest bedroom this week & I gave it a little makeover so I decided to blog it today because I can’t keep this awesome deal to myself. I got this light from Home Depot for less than $30 & they are great on their own, but I have customized the two we own to fit in with our house a little more.
Want to know something funny? When I blogged our spring guest bedroom last week we didn’t have a light fixture in it! haha just a hole in the ceiling. You can look back at the spring guest bedroom blog post [here] & see how I never showed the ceiling. Now we have this lovely matte black farmhouse light in there & I love it. Here is the light from Home Depot that is less than $30…
It’s great in the brushed nickel, but I wanted to put my own twist on it for the guest bedroom. I decided to use black chalk paint [Maison Blanche Wrought Iron] to paint the light fixture & I am kind of pleased how it turned out…
I paired it with an antique style bulb just like I did in our kitchen. I love the matte look & how it fits in with our little room. & I love how it ties in with all the other black accents in the room.
I was actually surprised at how many layers the light fixture needed. I guess it’s because it’s metal, but I had to do about 4 thin layers on the light to cover the entire fixture. After it dried I decided not to wax or seal the chalk paint so we just hung it up in our guest bedroom….
The antique style bulb isn’t super bright, but it adds a soft glow to the room in the dark & I think it’s the perfect amount of light for a romantic glow. I’m just obsessed with these bulbs & the look. They may not be for everybody, but they work in our house just great. You can find these bulbs at any hardware store, & I bought mine at Home Depot.
Overall I’m really happy with our $30 light fixture & I think it fits our little guest room perfectly. What do you think of our chalk paint farmhouse light fixture? Have you used these lights before in your home? Let me know in the comments below, chat with me on Facebook, & find me on Instagram! xx