Saturday afternoon, the wind finally cooperated, and I was able to work on my chandelier project for the upstairs reading nook. I purchased the chandelier from a moving sale along with a rug and artwork for the upstairs bonus room. Even though the chandelier wasn’t the right color, I decided it was too good of a deal to pass up and would try my hand at making it over to suit the style of my room.
This is the way the chandelier looked before the makeover.
I hung the chandelier outdoors in a safe, well ventilated area and painted it with Rustoleum Metallic Burnished Amber Paint.
The chandelier came with brand new hot pink shades, but I figured I would just replace them with red shades. However, I thought I might first try to spray paint them with red paint. I figured I had nothing to lose. If they didn’t turn out, I was just out the cost of a can of spray paint rather than the price of buying 5 new chandelier shades.
I took a brown paper sack and traced the tops of the shades to create a top to protect the inside of the lamp shade.
I then looped tape pieces all around the outer edge of the circle. This may seem like I was overdoing it with the tape, but I wanted to put a tight barrier around the shade to keep paint out of the inside of the lamp shade.
Next, my husband sprayed a light coat of the red paint over the outer part of the shade. I was fortunate that the shades were bright pink because this made a good base color, and I only had to apply one coat of paint. If you have to apply more than one coat of paint, make sure it is several light coats allowing the shades to dry in between coats. If not, you will end up with drip marks.
This is the final result. I think it turned out pretty good for the price that I paid for the chandelier. The total project only cost me $30.
Below is the redesigned chandelier in the new reading nook.
I have also added a couple of bird plates and iron to the area since I last shared it with you. The mirror just seemed to be missing something.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Next week, I will be revealing my entire bonus room makeover. I hope that you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!!