An Easy Chandelier Makeover with Spray Paint

An Easy Chandelier Makeover with Spray Paint -

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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Looking for an easy chandelier makeover! Stop by to see how we transformed my dining room chandelier with spray paint #spraypaint #diningroom #lighting #chandelier

Jason helped me take down the brass chandelier so I could take it out to the garage to spray paint.

Chandelier Makeover with spray paint- old brass before

Next, I took off the bulbs and the white candle sleeves so I wouldn’t get any paint on them.

Chandelier Makeover - bulbs and candlestick sleeves

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.

Chandelier Makeover - Rust-oleum's oil rubbed bronze

You can even see some of the metallic shine of the paint on my fingers :).

Chandelier Makeover - paint on 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.

Chandelier Makeover - spray paint

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!

An Easy Chandelier Makeover with Spray paint in our farmhouse dining room

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.

An Easy Chandelier Makeover with Spray Paint -

Thanks for stopping by to see our chandelier makeover!!!


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10 thoughts on “An Easy Chandelier Makeover with Spray Paint

  1. I used the same paint to redo a white and brass ceiling fan. I can’t believe I waited six years to do it. It’s so much better! Every day I would look at it and think how much I hated it. After removing the blades I couldn’t remove the ceiling fan motor from the wiring, so I painted it in place, using a cardboard box and draping my furniture with drop clothes.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to see my chandelier makeover Renee! Its amazing what a little spray paint can do :). Great idea to spray paint your ceiling fan!

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