Sunday, October 21, 2012

Brass Chandelier Makeover


I wasn't completely happy with the 
French looking chandelier in the kitchen. 
I liked it but the scale was off.  

I really needed a five arm 
fixture instead of a 3 arm. 
I wanted something I could transform with
spray paint and crystals. 
You can read about  my dining fixture here.
I went to one of my favorite junky chandelier stores. 

They had about 5 blingy, brass, 90s fixtures to choose from at the Re-Store. They had some nine arm chandeliers but that would have been too big.
They had some 3 arm lanterns.
I sort of wanted a lantern but I went more traditional and classic. 
I found one 90s fixture that was sturdy and it had 5 lights. 
None of the arms were bent.


It had good bones and some detail that I thought would look cute ORB.


I stopped by Lowes on my way home and got a package of long crystals and new candle covers. I planned to recycle the crystals off of the old one. The whole thing only cost $35.00.
I hung it out in the yard. 


I did many light coats with Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic from Rust-Oleum. 
I didn't want drips.



I took the big ball thing off of the bottom. 


I was able to put a new plate and finial in place of the ball. 
The other two fixtures in the room were a little on the brown side of bronze. 
They didn't match anymore.
 I didn't want to take them down and possibly mark up my new ceiling, 
so I sprayed the Rust-Oleum on to a piece of paper and dabbed it on the fixtures with a brush. 




It took some time but now they are more black than brown.


The scale is correct.

Brass Chandelier Makeover
It provides more light


and adds some sparkle.


I love it with the newly painted cabinets.

Thanks for stopping by.
  

12 comments :

  1. It looks Fabulous~!
    well done, indeed.

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  2. Katie what a great transformation! LOVE the color and I especially LOVE the bling!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. Fabulous makeover! I love the ORB and crystals. Last time I looked for chandeliers at ReStore...they were all beyond the help of spray paint. :)
    Kelly

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  4. Love what you did with the Chandy!! Swoon!

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    1. Thank you. It surprised me how well it looks. It had good bones.

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  5. Fantastic makeover!! Well done~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Courtney. I appreciate your fun party each week. I love looking through all the links. Your kitchen is an inspiration.

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  6. I just found your site through Pinterest and wondered how you attached the crystals to the plate at the bottom of the candle covers. I have a similar chandelier which is hung a little high and I'm thinking that crystals might put it more in the correct distance from the table.

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    1. I hot glued these in place, but you could drill a small hole and put the wire through the little plate. Hope that helps. There is wire at the top of the crystal to attach them to the plate.

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  7. Is there a way to follow your blog via email?

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    1. I don't know how to do that yet, but I will research it and let you know. Thanks for stopping in and asking questions.

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