DIY Brass Chandelier Makeover

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Sarah at A Little Of This, A Little of That contacted me and wanted to show off how she made an old brass chandelier look stunning with a little paint and TLC.  I think that what she did is great, and I love that she reused an old light that might have been discarded otherwise!

I’m excited to share my latest DIY project with you!

I’ve seen some cool chandelier rescues out in blog land, and have been wanting to try it myself!

Last week I took my frist trip to a thrift store in almost 4 months *gasp!* and found THIS beauty:

Isn’t it GREAT?!  I was SO excited!  I probably looked like a crazy lady hauling this huge light fixture through the store, and towing two little ones with me.  This chandelier is pretty big; 10 lights.

The steps I took to a girlie chandelier:

  • Do a “Pre Install” to make sure the fixture works!  You don’t want to spend time fixing it up if it doesn’t work! Light fixtures bought at a thrift store are always a gamble!

  • After you make sure it will work……Remove the white covers

  • Tape over where the electrical stuff is:

  • Prime your chandelier (I chose Krylon primer.  Any primer will do)

  • Spray paint it.  I went with Krylon’s Ivory

  • I then painted the white light covers (Krylon Ballet Slipper)
  •  Make a cord cover to hide the top of the cord

  • Reassemble the chandelier with the white covers, and cloth cord cover
  •  I’m LOVING the contrast between the ivory chandelier, and the girlie pink light covers!

  • I also loooove the feminine details of this chandelier….so many swirlies
  •  Here it is, hanging up in Miss J’s room

  • liked it, but thought it was still missing something…..Crystals!  This thing needed some bling 🙂
  •  Miss J really likes her “fancy lights” as she calls them.

Just another BEFORE


Isn’t that beautiful?
I love how sweet and feminine it is now!  I need one for my daughter’s room!
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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 actually have a chandelier like this that I took down and I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it. (It currently resides in my shed.) Now I know what I'm gonna do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. >WOW! Talk about a before and after… I couldn't see a beautiful end product from that before shot, but I'm so glad you could!

  3. >adorable! we did one it turquoise for the dining room and i playing around with idea of doing one in apple green for my daughters room….maybe! Yours is so very sweet

  4. >That is adorable! My daughter's been begging for a chandelier and I keep seeing those at the Habitat for Humanity store wondering how I could revamp them. Awesome!

  5. >We just found a faux brass chandelier at our local thrift store…..we painted it Ballet Pink and the "candle's" (light covers)white! I love the transformation!! My ten year old daughter and I added crystal beads hanging in long strands.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  6. I know I’m about 3 years late to the party, but I LOVE THIS. Can’t wait to try it this weekend–gonna repurpose the builder-grade dining room chandelier for a Shabby Chic laundry room. 🙂