Who’s ready for an easy chandelier makeover? Before we even moved into our old farmhouse I knew I wanted to change the dining room chandelier. Brass has never really been my style and I know that whatever was hanging in our dining room a hundred years ago looked nothing like this. My original plan was to paint our brass chandelier black but soon after painting our dining room walls, I guess you could say I chickened out. I was worried that the walls and the chandelier would be too similar and I would regret painting it. After almost 4 years of living with the brass I finally got up the courage to take a chance and spray paint it.
An Easy Chandelier Makeover with Spray Paint
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Jason helped me take down the brass chandelier so I could take it out to the garage to spray paint.
Next, I took off the bulbs and the white candle sleeves so I wouldn’t get any paint on them.
I chose Rust-Oleums metallic spray paint in oil rubbed bronze, (you can find it here, Rust-Oleum 249131 11 oz Universal All Surface Spray Paint, Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic). I liked that it had a metallic look to the paint and also included primer.
You can even see some of the metallic shine of the paint on my fingers :).
I wound up using almost the whole can of paint to completely cover the chandelier. It only took a few hours and a few coats of paint for the chandelier to completely dry.
When we brought the chandelier back in the dining room we hung it up a simple white medallion like this one, (Westinghouse 10″ Molded Plastic Ceiling Medallion for Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans). Whoever had cut the hole for the junction box in the ceiling previously had made it too big for the chandelier and it had always driven me crazy that there was a hole in our ceiling. No more!
I could not be happier with how the chandelier looks now! The new color matches our dining room and farmhouse style so much better. So glad I finally took a chance on painting it.
Thanks for stopping by to see our chandelier makeover!!!
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