Kitchen Farmhouse Light... Repainted.

Yes, you can paint a metal light...

The farmhouse light above my table began its life
as a Home Depot cheap-o special...

I married a $25.00 stainless steel utility light with 
the pole from a ceiling fan.

You can read about it here

After living with it for a while... I decided it was a
little too stainless steel-y and a little too shiny for me...

So I painted it.
Here it is still just a little bit wet because I can't 
wait for anything to dry before I take the pictures...

I used Rust-oleum Ultra Cover Metallic
in Oil Rubbed Bronze

 It comes in spray paint as well but I couldn't use the spray 
because the light was attached to the ceiling.

Here it is dry and finished and 
oh so much better than the light color!

I love the results and don't think I'm not looking around for what else I can paint oil rubbed bronze... the paint is great!

They look much older and vintage than they did before!

And bonus... it now matches my Instant Pendant Lights


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Wow - looks lovely - I am a new follower - hope you hop over and follow me too!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  2. Nice job girl! Totally fresh now.

  3. I like it much better in black. Good work!

  4. hey! I have that cheapo light! :)

    I think mine hangs too low... thinking I need to raise it.

    your light looks fab with the pole!

  5. Love the new look! And I LOVE those insta pendants.

  6. totally fantastic! I hate waiting for paint to dry!!!


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