Chandelier Makeover

May 26, 2011 by  

DIY Brass Chandelier Remodel

Deciding to makeover my chandelier was made much easier when I started seeing several bloggers that had made theirs over. I really hadn’t thought about doing anything with it until I saw what I could do with it!

brass chandelierLovely isn’t it? We used a twist tie to hold it up high enough. lol

brass chandelier

I’ll take you through the steps that I used to finish it. Dave first took it down from the ceiling for me. I left the white plastic tubes on.


I primed it using Valspar white prime.

chandelierI found that it was hard to get all the edges and of course it has to lean on some part of it, then that paint gets messed up. So I hung it up from the garage door opener.

priming chandelier

I used Dover White Kryon spray paint. I found it at JoAnn’s and Michael’s stores.

Next step was to get the medallion.  I thought they were plaster. I was shocked to learn they are plastic and very light weight. I primed it and also painted it with the Dover White spray paint.


I headed to Hobby Lobby and found the crystal beads. I have never done any beading, but I did get one of those bead trays. It really did make it easier.This is what I used for the long string of beads.


I got the crystal beads so they would sparkle more.

crystal beadsI had Dave drill holes into the edge of the trays.

beading the chandelierHere is the other trays (I have no idea what the real name is for this part of the chandelier.You can see how I used one of the small beads at the top. I used fishing line (I know there is some kind of bead wire, but I didn’t have it and actually the fishing line worked great) and would go through the bead several times to hold it in place.


Does this look familiar? You can see it if you go to my “Guessing Game” post.


I wanted to make a chain cover, but wasn’t sure how. So… I googled it. I found a tutorial on how to make on. (I’m going to show you how I made the chain cover in a post tomorrow.

But here is how it looks

chandelier chain coverSo are you ready to see the finished chandelier?


LOL…. I’m getting closer!  But wait!  Let’s see another picture of the “Before” chandelier first.


And now…..  AFTER!

chandelier makeoverLet’s see some more pictures

chandelier makeover

I know the bulbs look purple don’t they?  They are actually a clear bulb. I was trying to find a clear light color so that the room took more of the periwinkle paint color rather than making it look too purple.

chandelier makeoverHere is the bottom beading that I did.

beadingHere it is lit up.


I am really pleased with how it came out.

chandelier makeover


chandelier makeover

What do you think?

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13 Responses to “Chandelier Makeover”
  1. Susan says:

    Sandy, that is flippin gorgeous! I love the transformation!

  2. Sandy says:

    Thank you Susan!!

  3. Great makeover!! I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you’re interested–connie,

  4. Beautiful! I also hung my chandelier up on the garage opener when I spray painted mine, too! So much easier! Great job!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  5. Hi Sandy-

    Your chandy came out great. The white looks fantastic against the blue wall and the crystals add the perfect finishing touch as does the chain cover. You did a great job on all of it.

    My best- Diane

  6. Sandy says:

    Thanks Diane!

  7. Roberta says:

    Great job Sandy…don’t you just love spray paint? It’s the original miracle worker ;) Have a wonderful holida weekend. Fondly, Roberta

  8. I really like how you added the beads. Great job!

  9. Cariann says:

    I will now have to watch craigslist for an free ugly chandelier to redo and add to our bedroom…

  10. Sandy says:

    Thanks! When you do be sure to take pictures and let me know!

  11. Jennepher says:

    I think having the white painted frame mirror also on your wall helps the overall design effect when you made the chandelier white. It’s inspiring me to re-do some other things…. I’m actually thinking of doing all my ceiling fans in white. Right now they are brass and wood and very 90s….

  12. Sandy says:

    Thanks Jennepher. I got the inspiration to do what I did from another blog also. lol Love how this works.

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