I’m not big into DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects. In fact, I often boast on how good I am for the economy since I buy everything I need. But one day, I was complaining about my outdated gold dining room chandelier to my interior design friend, Melissa (She’s brilliant.). I asked her opinion about the $140 chandelier I planned on buying and she said, “You know you can paint your old one for like $5 right?” I was skeptical, but she was right!
Updating your chandelier…Good bye 1995!
Step 1: Take down your old chandelier.
Step 3: Clean your light fixture with damp paper towels. Note: Whatever you paint on there (i.e. dust, dirt) will stay there.
Step 4:Lay down newspaper or a cloth to protect your garage floor.
Step 5: Depending on weather, hang the chandelier from a high point either in the garage or on an outside tree.
Step 6: Test your spray paint on cardboard to see how it will cover the chandelier. Then, spray the chandelier covering all of it evenly. Note: Sometimes you have to do 2 coats.
Step 7: Leave to dry for the amount of time designated on back of spray paint can.
Step 8: Re-hang the chandelier, put the lights back in and enjoy!
- Get an oversized button up shirt to button over top of your normal clothes. It’s super convenient. But wear shoes you don’t care about.
- We bought a new chain instead of spray painting the old chain. Melissa is a genius.