Coastal Light Fixture With Faux Verdigris

Coastal Light Fixture With Faux Verdigris
I love coastal decor and when I was given the opportunity to use Modern Masters verdigris finish I was excited to figure out what project to use it on. I had picked up this plain fixture at the flea market and knew that a little verdigris finish would help give it that beach house look...
This is what I used to change an ordinary outdated light fixture into something more coastal...
  1. light fixture base
  2. quart sized large mouth mason jars with lids
  3. sea shell necklaces
  4. binder clips

I removed the glass shades from the original light fixture.

And had my husband cut a circular hole that would allow the mason jar to fit over the the light sockets.

This was my second project using Modern Masters Metal Effects. I taped off the area that was going to be painted with the faux verdigris to protect the chemical agent from getting onto any other areas.   The first step in the process was to paint the area I wanted to be verdigris with a special primer which came with the kit. The next step was to apply two coats of copper paint.The first coat was to be left to dry for half an hour... and the second coat was applied and then while still wet to be immediately activated with the patina activating solution. (Make sure to use gloves when spraying or working with the activator and make sure to have good ventilation or fresh air to do it in!)(*I was given Modern Masters Metal Effects Green Patina product kit in exchange for a blog post but all opinions are my own.)

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Here it is once the activator was added.  I used paper plates to catch the drips. Using different application methods gives you different results. I mostly used the sprayer applicator. It was really magical to see the results show up after only a few seconds.

Isn't that verdigris finish amazing! The plan was to use aqua colored mason jars but then after some searching and ordering I came to realize that the large mouth quart sized jars didn't come in this color and that the product that I wanted to use to tint them was no longer available. So I decided the clear ones would work.

The sea shells were originally going to be painted with the finish but then I decided that they no longer looked like sea shells and went with the natural finish. The binder clips allow for the fixture to be left simpler and the sea shells taken out.

I love how it looks with the verdigris , even if it is on just a few parts of the fixture.

It would look great outside on a patio also with candles or with old fashioned bulbs...

.... of a lake house.

Hope I have inspired you to use Modern Masters!

If you would like to see my other Modern Masters project, a large clock face, you can find it HERE.


Partying at these locations...

Inspire Me Monday @ Sand  and Sisal
The Scoop @ Stone Gable
Project Inspire @ Cupcakes and Crinoline 

Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Talk of the Town @ My Repurposed Life
Dream Create Inspire @ Refresh Living
Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design

Creative Spark @ Two Purple Couches
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Style @ The Vintage Nest
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

The Creative Circle @ Up to Date Interiors
Vintage Charm @ Charm Bracelet Diva
Shabbilicous Fridays @ The Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Fridays @ French Country Cottage
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme
The Inspiration Gallery @ craftberry bush
Creativity Unleashed @ Practically Functional
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday @ The Painted Drawer

Remodelaholics Anonymous @ REMODELaholic
A morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market
Upcycled Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors
Inspiration Friday @ The Painted Drawer 
Best of the Weekend @ Sweet Pea

Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time @ One More Time Events
DIY Sunday Showcase @ The Interior Frugalista
Sundays at Home @ Love of Home

Silver Pennies Sundays @ Finding Silver Pennies
Inspired By You @ Reinvented
Inspiration Monday @ What Meegan Makes
Merry Mondays @ Two Purple Couches
Dishing It and Digging ItThe Stonybrook House
Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings
Get Your DIY On @ Confessions of a Serial DIYer


  1. Your light fixture turned out pretty amazing. I enjoy a good light fixture makeover.
    Visting you via Silver Pennies Link party.

  2. So much fun! I love how it turned out - saving this to my lamp makeovers board!

  3. This is so awesome! I love how it turned out! You have a great blog! Would you mind sharing some of your cool projects at my link party?

  4. I love your light fixture makeover! It turned out beautiful.

  5. Lucy ~ this turned out beautiful! What a fun and creative idea.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  6. I love how the light fixture turned out. It not only would look good at a lake house but will also look great at a beach house. This is going on my wish list.

  7. This is so cool, its my favorite pic for my party feature!

  8. Very pretty! The verdigris finish is neat... that would be a great accent to so many spaces. Now all I need is a DIY lake house LOL! (visiting from Brag About It)

  9. I absolutely love this! ANd you're right, the product is amazing! Now all I need is beach house HA! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen

  10. What a great product Lucy. Your light fixture transformation is amazing and I appreciate you sharing it at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow's party.

  11. Love this and the finish is very nice! Look for your feature at next weeks Brag About It! Thanks so much for linking up with us. Pinned to share.