Scored this old light fixture at a thrift store for $8. It is in great shape, however, I wish the globes were a darker color to give off a more elegant glow. Is there any way to successfully and smoothly paint them an amber?
Do a google search for transparent or translucent glass paint. There are several out there and a bunch of u-tube videos on it. I don't think just thinning regular latex or oil based house paints will get you what you want.
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You can try glass paints/stains. Hobby or art stores should have them in a rainbow of colors for faux stain glass and so forth. Whether they will hold up without cracking and peeling off with the light heat source is another matter.
If you want an amber glow, I would think about finding a colored bulb.