budget interior design


Illuminate with color (and energy efficient light bulbs). If you have a chandelier, pendants or lamps lying around that just aren’t quite working with your decor, or you’re looking to make a bold leap with color, spray paint it! This simple DIY is perfect for the weekend.

First, safely remove the pendant or chandelier from the ceiling and remove light bulbs. On a protected surface, apply a coat of Rust-oleum Clean Metal Primer per package directions. Allow to dry, then use two coats (or more if needed) of Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch in your favorite hue. We’ve selected a shade inspired by Cool Jazz, our color of the week, and while we prefer a satin finish, you can choose gloss if you want extra shine. Apply the spray paint according to the package directions. Once everything has dried, reassemble and reinstall. Swap out your incandescent bulb for an energy efficient LED light, which doesn’t emit excess heat that can adversely affect the paint on your pendant shade. You’ll be amazed at the big difference a little paint can make.

What goes great with this project? A playlist. Get your weekend “To-Do” to a “Ta-Da” listening to our favorite songs this week: