When my mom and stepdad came to visit she suggested I paint it yellow...I liked that idea, so I went to town!
Wanna know the best part?
I was $5. FIVE.
I knew I could do something beautiful with it, so that's why I bought it. And i'm always looking for ways to personalize our rental home since we're going to be here a while. Changing a light fixture is an easy way to do that, and it is an easy process.
And here is the chandelier before. (I actually forgot to take an actual BEFORE photo, but I got this from google images and it's the exact same style.)
Ready for the reveal?
Here's how I did it:
1. Wash the chandelier with a towel and water. Just to get the dirt off.
2. Hang from a tree and spraypaint evenly. I did like a million coats just to make sure it was coated thoroughly.
3. On my goodwill escapade the other day, I found FIVE chandy lampshades for $1 each. That is an AWESOME price considering the ones at Target ar $18 A PIECE!
But my chandelier has SIX lights. and there were only FIVE shades. UGH I could have cried.
Until I saw one more shade underneath a big bowl. It wasn't the exact same shape as the other ones but I got it anyway and prayed that it would not look to different once I recovered them and got them up there.
And I don't think they do...
I mean I saved like $75 and I don't even notice that it's a different shape unless I look real hard.
I am proud. :)
ANYWAY, I covered the once black lampshades with Burlap and TA DA!
My brand new (to me) chandelier that I love.
So, whatcha think?
The total cost for this project was $11. 5 for the chandelier, 6 for the shades, and I already had the spray paint and burlap from previous projects. Want to know the color of the spraypaint? It's Krylon Banana, I believe. The finish is glossy.
Have a happy and relaxing Sunday!
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