Who’s ready for a fabulous & easy chandelier makeover with spray paint? Our outdated metal brass chandelier looks amazing now & it only cost us a few dollars to transform. Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to spray paint a chandelier in less than 1 hour including before and after pics!
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An Easy DIY Chandelier Makeover with Spray Paint in less than 1 Hour
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Before we even moved into our old farmhouse I knew I wanted to change the ugly brass candle dining room chandelier.
Brass has never really been my style and I know that whatever antique was hanging in our dining room a hundred years ago looked nothing like this.
My original plan was to paint our brass candlestick 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 & give our chandelier a makeover with spray paint!
Supplies Needed for a Chandelier Makeover with Spray Paint
- 1 old & outdated metal chandelier
- 1 quality metallic spray paint in oil rubbed bronze (Rust-Oleum 249131 11 oz Universal All Surface Spray Paint, Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic)
- 1 old sheet or drop cloth
- 1 round ceiling medallion (Westinghouse 10″ Molded Plastic Ceiling Medallion for Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans)
Instructions for How to Spray Paint a Chandelier
Take Down the Old Chandelier
Jason helped me take down the ugly brass candlestick chandelier so I could take it out to the garage to spray paint.
Take care when taking down your metal chandelier & don’t forget to turn off the power!
Prepping Your Chandelier to Spray Paint
Next, I took off the bulbs and the white candle sleeves so I wouldn’t get any paint on them. I also laid down an old sheet as a drop cloth to catch any paint that did not get on the chandelier.
Spray Painting the Chandelier
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.
Adding a Ceiling Medallion to our Ceiling Before Adding the Chandelier
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 this chandelier makeover!
Thanks for stopping by to see our chandelier makeover!!!
This spray paint chandelier makeover was definitely one of the easiest DIY’s we have done & makes such an impact in our dining room. I still can’t believe the before and after difference.
If you have an ugly chandelier at home, I hope this answers any questions you have about spray painting a chandelier & inspires you to give your chandelier a makeover. As I said before, I wish I had not waited so long to try this chandelier makeover.
It really is a simple, easy makeover that makes a huge impact on whatever room your chandelier is hanging in.
by Tara Lehman
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