Since I have proven to my husband the wonders of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint, this was the natural fix to our faded, dirty and tired lights.
This was such a quick and easy fix I often wonder why it took us so long to do it. As you can see from the before pictures, the metal and paint was faded and starting to get a dirty, uncared for patina. What you can't really see, is how filthy the glass was.
We simply took down the lights and gave them a quick wipe down with soapy water to get the dirt off. Then we used some rubbing alcohol to do a final cleaning to remove any oils, etc. My husband taped off the electrical components. A couple light coats of ORB gave them an instant freshening.
Here is a side-by-side comparison. So much better. I love how the fixtures have a new glow to them and how the glass now sparkles in the sunshine.
While we were at it, we also gave a fresh coat of paint to the doorbell plate which was a horrible gold color and the frame to our house number. I love how now all of these elements match.
Such a quick and simple project. It only took a few hours and the house looks so fresh. I love it!