Turquoise Pendants Light- How to Dye Light Shades #DIY

Kaysi Gardner
by Kaysi Gardner
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.
Here they are before, so boring and plain. I took the light shades off of the pendants.
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!
I put the stain on both sides of the pendants and let them dry.
I put them back onto the pendants and they look so cool! When they dry they dry clear with a tint of turquoise.
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!).
Kaysi Gardner
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  • Linda Linda on Jul 05, 2023

    Do you know if globes can be cleaned with oven cleaner {amber color removed}Saw somewhere on pintrest now can't find it. Thanks, Linda

  • Sandra Hall Sandra Hall on Feb 09, 2024

    Can you use it on fabric shades

    Sandra Hall

  • Barbara Brown Barbara Brown on Feb 27, 2024

    Love this! How does stain or dye hold up under intense heat of the light bulbs? I tried something similar once & after a short time the color cracked & peeled away.

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  • 34354174 34354174 on Oct 10, 2021

    Krylon Sea Glass spray paint. A semi-translucent paint for glass. It comes in many colors and the more coats you apply...the darker it goes on.

  • Tasha Tasha on Nov 04, 2023

    I was thinking the recipe was going to involve blue ajax powder or something 🤣