Saturday, 30 June 2018

Kitchen Lighting Makeover

You probably know that we have just moved into our new home. Part of the decoration was to also transform some of the existing pieces that we liked but we also wanted to make them our own. This was the case with the kitchen aluminum lighting that we wanted to paint matte black and we rather like the result. 


- sanding sheets
- metal primer 
- black chalkboard paint


- sand the surface of the metal
- prime it with one or two coats
- paint it with black chalkboard paint a few coats until you are happy with the result
- leave it to dry thoroughly between coats

The reason I used chalkboard paint is because I had some leftover from other projects, but I am sure any metal paint (or all-purpose paint) will do.  


  1. Oh wow, this looks SO good. What a clever idea. The matte black look is everywhere in the shops and looks really expensive.

    1. Thank you, we love it, too and yes, it looks quite lush :).