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!
Lovely isn’t it? We used a twist tie to hold it up high enough. lol
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.
I 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.
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.
I had Dave drill holes into the edge of the trays.
Here 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
So 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!
Let’s see some more pictures
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.
Here is the bottom beading that I did.
Here it is lit up.
I am really pleased with how it came out.
What do you think?
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