Brass Chandelier Painted White

Brass Chandelier Painted White
contributed by I Heart Nap Time

So a couple months ago I had a VERY good day at goodwill. The only time I like to go to goodwill is when I’m in Mesa, and when it’s 50% off Saturday. Usually by the time I get there, everything is picked over. However this day I found a this chandelier and 2 shutters for less then 10 bucks because it was all half off! SCORE! The chandelier was broken, dirty, and quite ugly…however I knew with a few coats of spray paint and gems it would glam it right up!

I also found this window a few weeks before at the D.I. I have it all taped ready to be spray painted.

I spray painted the window blue and and the shutters white.

Well here they are just looking quite pretty in my bathroom…

Now onto the chandelier…
So originally I was planning on buying crystals, but when I found out the price I decided to go for something cheap. My mother-in law had some garland (found in the HL Christmas section for about 3 bucks) left over that I decided to use. I didn’t even use a whole pack. Of course REAL crystal would have looked better, I think it looks great! I couldn’t imagine spending 50 bucks on crystals when I only spent 4 dollars on the chandelier in the first place. I did however by the gems that are hanging down from HL, which I think ended up costing me $10. I just ripped off the tops and hot glued them to the strands of beads.
Oh btw the chandelier does not work. It is strictly decoration… I mean c’mon for 4 dollars could you really expect it to work?
Ah much better then a brassy gold finish!!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >I have that same chandelier !!! I was thinking of getting it OUT!! But now that I see you can paint it white…..hmm I cannot wait to get started on mine, I love the beads too!! looks like crystals to me!

  2. >I have to say I am not crazy about the window and the shutters. I think it is a good idea but the shutters seem too big compared to the window.

  3. >These colors are so cute, clean, and cottage! I love the mirrored window and the chandelier so much I don't think you even need the shutters. Very cute project!


  4. >That looks wonderful you can't tell the difference ! I did a post on cheep crystals google "freedom crystals" They are the cheapest anywhere. They are very reasonable and I have always had great luck with them. The lamp looks wonderful, but should you ever get another great GW deal?