DIY Brass Chandelier Makeover
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!
- 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
- I 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.
>Love it! SO girly and adorable!
>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!
>So elegant! I just love it (:
>That turned out so pretty. A dream light for a little girl's room.
>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!
>Adorable! I will be on the look out for a chandelier now! Thanks!
>Fabulous !! I too transformed a brassy chandy last week!
One tip: no need to physically install to test. Simply splice the end of a cheapo extension cord, twist the wires together, cover with electrical tape, then plug in. If the lights go on, you're good to go!!
>Oh so sweet! Love it! Great job!
>These always intrigue me. I am going to make one one of these days. Yours is just too cute.
>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
>I love the pink on the candle part…How sweet! LEzlee
>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!
>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!
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. 🙂
Emily, we are glad that you stopped by. It’s never too late!