I have said this before and I’m sure I’m going to say it again, I love my house. It’s been a great house for us these past 16 months. There are some things that I don’t love about my house though and one this is the builder’s grade lights. They are just so plain and generic (plus everyone on my block has them). I have switched out a few lights (and plan to do more). We have these two pendant lights over our bar. I love the pendants lights but I don’t love the shades. I have always wanted to get some fun and funky lights for them but I couldn’t find ones that I absolutely loved (that weren’t $70+ each). What I really wanted were some fun turquoise pendant lights but I just didn’t find anything. So I decided that I need to take matters into my own hands. I decided to dye our lights turquoise. And guess what, they look awesome! The best part, it cost me ZERO DOLLARS!!! Yup, I had all the supplies on hand (and I bet you do too). And it only took about 5 minutes to do, you can’t beat that! Want to know how I did it? Well I’ll tell you :).
Food coloring works great for dyeing glass but because the light shade is in direct contact with light/heat the color fades. So either use more food coloring or use the Rit Dye, I would recommend using the Rit Dye. It lasts much longer I used the Rit Dye the same way I did with the food coloring, I added it to the Mod Podge and then put it on the shade.Next I took some Mod Podge and food coloring (yes food coloring). You can also use Rit Dye too if you want some more color options.
*****UPDATE: I did these over a year ago and they still look AWESOME! Here is a picture of them that I just took and they had held up very well to the heat of the light and cleaning. *****
I love how these turned out so much that I decided to make some holiday/winter ones to trade out during the winter months. To make them super festive I put glitter and snowflakes on them and they look so cool!