Do you have an ugly light fixture that you think could work ok if you knew how to update it? Use today's post, How to Paint a Chandelier, to update your light. I seriously can't believe how much of a difference cleaning, priming and spray painting can make. I thought I understood how much it helps, but I am reminded once more. For the past six months, you have walked in through our front door and seen this:
Scary, right? I actually kinda love the placement of the chandelier. It's over a half circle and it's just pretty. Do I love the bright gold? Not so much. I had put off trying to get Luke to take it down for awhile. It hangs about 16 feet from the ceiling and, let's just say, I knew it would be a pain to get down and up again.
I shouldn't have waited so long. First things, first. I took all of the glass jewels off (even dropped one and it didn't break - whew). Were they filthy? I think that's an understatment.
After taking the jewels off, I soaked them in super hot water with dish soap. I left them in about 20 min and stirred them a few times. I took them out and just let them dry on a towel. Beautifulness right there.
Next, I devised a way (aka...ladder) to hang the chandelier to paint. It took half a can of primer (Rustoleum Clean Metal) and a whole can of spray paint (Valspar Peacock).
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First, I primed the chandelier with a clean metal primer. I specifically used Rustoleum Clean Metal.
After following the painting guidelines on the can, I followed the primer with a few coats of Valspar Peacock spray paint.
I love the new look. It goes really well with the rest of the entry way.