Kaysi Gardner
Kaysi Gardner
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  • Kennewick, WA

Turquoise Pendants Light- How to Dye Light Shades #DIY

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I love our current house but there are things that I don't love about it, especially the builder's grade fixtures. They are plain and boring. I have always wanted to have fun colored pendants lights over my bar but when I went to the store to look for some, they were over $30 each. So instead of buying some, I decided that I would dye them and they turned out AWESOME!! Plus, it only cost me $3 to do.
turquoise pendants light how to dye light shades, home improvement, how to, kitchen design, lighting, painting
turquoise pendants light how to dye light shades, home improvement, how to, kitchen design, lighting, painting
Here they are before, so boring and plain. I took the light shades off of the pendants.
turquoise pendants light how to dye light shades, home improvement, how to, kitchen design, lighting, painting
Then I made a special turquoise "stain" for the light shade and using a foam brush put it onto the light shade. You will have to come over to my blog to see what I used for the stain, trust me, you will not believe what it is and chances are you already have the stuff in your house!
turquoise pendants light how to dye light shades, home improvement, how to, kitchen design, lighting, painting
I put the stain on both sides of the pendants and let them dry.
turquoise pendants light how to dye light shades, home improvement, how to, kitchen design, lighting, painting
I put them back onto the pendants and they look so cool! When they dry they dry clear with a tint of turquoise.
turquoise pendants light how to dye light shades, home improvement, how to, kitchen design, lighting, painting
And here is how they look in my kitchen, I love them! We did these back in September (two months ago) and they still look great!! Make sure to check out my blog post for all the details and see what the pendant lights look like a year later! And what the rest of my kitchen looks like (we have updated it since then too!).

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  • Lizzie
    on Jan 15, 2019

    What kind if paint you used,can it be clean with water and it will not be dangerous with the heat from the light bulb,I only read in hometalk,thanks Tammy

    • Sue
      23 minutes ago

      SO after viewing your blog it looks like you used Rit Dye and mod podge and then ALSO used food coloring in the mod podge and went over the shades a 2nd time? It was a little confusing on that part. Great idea, want to try it I have those exact lamp shades and wanted to do something economical also and you nailed it. Let me know on this please. Thanks

  • Nancy Tonella
    on Jan 27, 2019

    You indicated to go to your blog to see what you used for "stain" but no link ?Also I went to your website but could not find the information on Turquoise Pendants Light- How to Dye Light Shades #DIY Please advise Thanks Nancy


  • Sherry
    on Aug 3, 2019

    I dont see your instructures for the stain for the turquoise pendants?? Could you please tell what you used?? Thanks

    • Marie
      on Aug 8, 2019

      its just a mix of modge podge and food dye, or you can use Rit dye.

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  • Dee
    on Jul 30, 2019

    GORGEOUS!!!

  • Katherine
    on Aug 2, 2019

    I no longer wanted to use my builder grade chandelier in the house so I decided to use it for plants in the garden. I painted my globes (which look just like yours) with aqua spray paint. I only painted the outside and with a very thin coat of paint. They’ve held up beautifully especially considering they’ve been outside year-round for about 5 years.

    • Sue
      24 minutes ago

      Wow, that is so easy to do. So just a light spray coat on the shades?

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