i bought some lively orange lanterns at z gallerie a few weeks ago when my room was still in it's summer phase. now that fall is in the air, i've switched to a cooler palette and those blazing orange lanterns were hurting my eyes.
these are the lanterns:
my fixtures are antiqued copper, so i took some copper spray paint, applied a couple coats to hide the orange and got this:
then i rubbed them vigorously with black acrylic paint. here you can see the difference between the fresh copper and the antique copper finishes.