My Kitchen Nook: DIY Upcycled Industrial Light fixture


diy industrial light fixture

I can’t take credit for this idea, I was inspired by Mandi over at Vintage Revivals in one of her room makeovers with her awesome industrial light fixture. You can tell by some of my latest posts that I’m digging industrial.

diy industrial light fixture

Note: Get the EAT sign tutorial that you see in this pic here, the kitchen nook bench tutorial coming soon 🙂

Heres the parts and pieces I used:

  1. Industrial light fixture similar in look to what I’m showing on thist post, if you want exact get one with the cage! ( I got mine on ebay)
  2. Rustoleum Oil Rubbed bronze Spray paint
  3. 120 grit sandpaper
  4. Rustoleum White Spray Paint (get the primer all in one if you can)
  5. Rustoleum Teal Spray Paint
  6. Small plumbing parts to make the fixture fit into lighting pieces. ending so the lighting nipple fits into your fixture.  Lighting nipples are 1/8 so you need to get your light fixture opening reduced to 1/8 so the final nipple can fit into the ceiling fixture portion.
  7. 1 fabulous electrician or person that can install your light fixture to install.

industrial light fixture diy

I can’t really do a proper tutorial since I didn’t take pictures of the process, but essentially here’s what I did:

Cleaned the fixture with cleaning wipes. Lightly sand fixture all over with 120 grit sandpaper. I spray painted the top part white,  the teal part teal, and the cage and plumbing parts are oil rubbed bronze 🙂

You need to go to the home store to figure out how many plumbing pieces you need to reduce the top of you light fixture down to a 1/8 so you can fit it into a normal light fixture ceiling cap 😉


here’s a close up of how my plumbing pieces looked I had to reduce it 3 times to get to the 1/8 lighting nipple size 😉

if you have specific questions drop me a note!

Happy Crafting



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