Hey gang! I’m sharing my thrifty project for this month’s installment of the Thrifty Style Team!
Once a month I join the super-talented ladies below to bring you a decor project that won’t break the bank!
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This month I made over the chandelier in my dining room. Here’s the before picture:
I made over this chandelier once before and really liked how it turned out, but I tend to get bored with my decor quickly so it’s makeover time again!
- Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint in Linen White
- Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Protective Topcoat in Matte Clear
- Sandpaper 220 grit
- Painter’s tape or newspaper
I took the chandelier down from our ceiling, removed the light bulbs and light cages, and plugged the light bulb sockets with painter’s tape to keep any of the spray paint from getting into the sockets (you can use newspaper instead if you like).
Keeping each coat as light as possible, I sprayed 2 coats of the Linen White on the chandelier and light cages, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly. Even though I kept the coats light, I still got some runs, but I just sanded them out once the chalk paint was dry.
You might have noticed my curtain rods and hardware that are from our dining room. I decided to paint them at the same time so they would match the chandelier.
Once the paint was completely dry, I distressed the chandelier using 220 grit sandpaper and then sealed everything using the Matte Clear protective topcoat.
Once the chandelier was completely dry, I hung it back up in my dining room.
I really like how it turned out – for the most part. I think I distressed it too much. What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed my thrifty project for this month! You can see the rest of the thrifty projects this month through the links below:
Thanks for stopping by to check out my project! Let me know what you think of it in the comments section below!
So beautiful! Great job!
Thank you Deborah!
Michelle! What a gorgeous new look. Those lamps shades are just perfect. Thanks for your inspiration.
Thanks so much Meegan!
I like it, I think it has the perfect amount of distressing!
Thanks so much!
I think the distressing is just perfect! I have an old ceiling fan that I’d like to give the same treatment to!
Thanks so much Jane!
Loving the makeover of your light. Looks great.
Thank you Laura!
Oh my gosh! I love the before and after. You made that light fixture look awesome. Great job
Thanks so much Terrie!
So pretty! Love the change.
Thank you Kristi!
Pamela Martin says
I love what you did to your chandelier. I would like to change mine up a bit, too. But just the shades. I wonder if I can get shades like yours without the light. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
Where did you purchase the original chandelier?
Hi Darlene! I got the original chandelier from Lowes, but that was over 10 years ago so I doubt that they carry it anymore.
Elsie Halbeck says
The distressed chandelier looks awesome! You done a fantastic job!! I’m inspired by all your work. Thanks for sharing 😀.
You’re welcome Elise!