The chandelier is done!
Here is the process:
First I took the wood pieces off and sanded them down to the bare wood.
The metal parts I spray painted with a gray primer. I don't think it needed primer I just liked the grey color.
Once the spray paint was dry I put the chandelier back together with the wood parts then wiped everything down with watered down white paint. Finally I did a little brown glaze to antique it slightly. In order to hang the chandelier I had to go to home depot and by a ceiling canopy since it didn't come with one ($5). I gave it the same paint finish as everything else then hung the chandelier.
Once it was hung I decided I didn't want to use the wood balls that came with the chandelier that were below every light bulb socket so I took those off. I decided instead it needed some crystal strands. I found some online here that cost an additional $15 ($10 for 2 yards of crystals and $5 shipping).
So my $5 DI chandelier ended up being $28 including spray paint. By the way the cheapest spray paint I have ever found is at Family Dollar, grey primer is $3 and white, black, and red are just $1.25. They don't have a large color selection but they have the basics.
So the ugly duckling..........
has become a beautiful swan.........
and I returned the $75 JCPenny Chandelier!
Awesome makeover!!! So creative..I will look at ugly light fixtures differently from now on!! ThanksReplyDelete
Great transformation!!!!! This past fall I did an ugly duckling transformation on one of my chandeliers too:). Hope you'll stop by and check it out.ReplyDelete
Kim @ Plumberry Pie
This really was a great makeover! I can't believe the before and after. You rocked it!!ReplyDelete