I'm excited to share my latest DIY project with you!
I've seen some cool chandelier rescues out in blog land, and have been wanting to try it myself!
Last week I took my frist trip to a thrift store in almost 4 months *gasp!* and found THIS beauty:
Isn't it GREAT?! I was SO excited! I probably looked like a crazy lady hauling this huge light fixture through the store, and towing two little ones with me. This chandelier is pretty big; 10 lights.
The steps I took to a girlie chandelier:
- Do a "Pre Install" to make sure the fixture works! You don't want to spend time fixing it up if it doesn't work! Light fixtures bought at a thrift store are always a gamble!
- After you make sure it will work......Remove the white covers
- Tape over where the electrical stuff is:
- Prime your chandelier (I chose Krylon primer. Any primer will do)
- Spray paint it. I went with Krylon's Ivory
- I then painted the white light covers (Krylon Ballet Slipper)
- Make a cord cover to hide the top of the cord
- Reassemble the chandelier with the white covers, and cloth cord cover
- I'm LOVING the contrast between the ivory chandelier, and the girlie pink light covers!
- I also loooove the feminine details of this chandelier....so many swirlies
- Here it is, hanging up in Miss J's room
- I liked it, but thought it was still missing something.....Crystals! This thing needed some bling :)
- Miss J really likes her "fancy lights" as she calls them.
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