DIY Chalk Paint Farmhouse Light Makeover

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.

Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
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…

Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!  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…

Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
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.

Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
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….

Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!

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.

Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!
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

Chalk paint farmhouse light fixture - See where to find this farmhouse light fixture for less than $30 & how to easily customize it for your home!!

12 thoughts on “DIY Chalk Paint Farmhouse Light Makeover

  1. Susan Homeroad

    I did the same thing with one of those Home Depot lights… I added a long pole to the wire so it would hang low over my dining room table. I love yours in black… it is perfect! I love your blog Liz… one of my favorites!
    Susan

  2. Hannah S

    I am always amazed by the difference just a little paint or varnish can change a whole furniture piece and how it looks. This looks great with the bedroom. Thanks for sharing!
    www,southernfolly.com

  3. GO

    I never would have thought to paint a light fixture! Love the bulb. I think you should keep the blue dresser in the guest room, btw!

  4. Cat

    WOW! This is my favorite DIY of yours thus far. It’s amazing how such a simple little project can make such a huge difference and (literally) light up a room! 😉

    Nice job, Liz!

  5. Cat

    Oh, also…what are the specs for Maison Blanche CP on how hot it can get? I’m sure something like a light bulb is fine, though it seems like an important question. Thanks!

  6. Tracy@www.bluridgevintage.com

    I love what you have done with the farmhouse light. Painting it black instead of leaving it the bright silver was wonderful. Let’s talk bulbs….I am a huge fan of the Edison bulb (I know, not enough light), but it is really working this great light. This is a quick and easy DIY project. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Stephanie

    I love it! Your room looks great!! Where did you find that gorgeous bench you have at the foot of the bed?

  8. Sally

    Hi Liz, I love your blog so much, I found you about a year ago.
    Would you be able to tell me the paint color on the walls in the guest bedroom, I think that is the same color in your living room, etc.
    Thanks Liz, your lamp looks fantastic in your guest room, great job, great blog!

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