Hey there! How’s your September going so far?
Here’s an easy DIY tutorial on how to makeover a chandelier in farmhouse style. I am in the process of making over my dining room in farmhouse style, and the chandelier just wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore:
It wasn’t that the chandelier was all that bad before; it was, well, just kinda there. My favorite thing about farmhouse style lighting is that it has a ton of character, and this chandelier just didn’t pop like I think farmhouse style should. The only problem was that I didn’t want to spend a ton of money to buy a new chandelier. It was time for a DIY makeover!
How To Makeover A Chandelier In Farmhouse Style
Here’s the list of stuff I used to do this makeover:
Bulbrite NOS60-VICTOR 60-watt Incandescent Nostalgic Victor Loop A19 with Medium Base, Antique – 4 Pack where to buy
3 Efine Replacement Lofe Minimalist Vintage Industrial Hanging Lamp Cage shade for Pendant Lamp E27 Metal Opening and Closing Lamp Guard Black where to buy
Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, 8-Ounce, Relic where to buy
- Wire cutters
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The first thing I obviously had to do was remove the glass light shades and lightbulbs. I was left with the chandelier looking like this, with the ceramic lightbulb sockets sticking out like a sore thumb. No bueno!
I decided to try painting them with the Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Relic in the hopes it would look better. It did! 🙂 But I was worried that the paint would smell or burn once I turned it on. I screwed in all the lightbulbs, turned it on and left it on for an hour or so in order to test it. I never smelled any paint (burning or otherwise) and when I turned it back off, the ceramic lightbulb sockets were cool to the touch. I was good to go! 🙂
I ran into another problem at this point: the rings at the top of the shade cages wouldn’t fit over the ceramic lightbulb sockets. My only choice was to snip off the rings with a pair of wire cutters in the hopes that I could figure out seome other way to secure them to the chandelier. Turns out I didn’t need to: the wire cage easily contracts around its top, so all I had to do was put them over the ceramic lightbulb socket and gently squeeze it to clamp it down on the top of the ceramic lightbulb socket. It fits and holds securely. Unless it gets hit with something or someone runs their head into it (both of which are unlikely since it is hanging over my dining room table) these babies aren’t going anywhere!
I popped in the Bulbrite Nostalgic Victor Loop light bulbs into the chandelier and turned it on.
I gotta say- I REALLY like how this turned out!!!
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments section below!