Friday, February 6, 2015

Chandelier Makeover

A few years ago I ordered this chandelier off Overstock.  I always felt the color was a little too grey so I finally got around to changing it.  $5 really makes a difference!

I picked up some paint at Walmart and originally planned on spray painting it with a drop cloth attached to the ceiling to keep the walls paint-free.  However, when I got home, I realized there was a "scratch-like" finish on the piece to make it look old and I was afraid painting directly over the piece would cover that up.

I decided to spray the paint into a bowl and then use a sponge to paint it on, giving a more sheer finish.  It worked, and while the difference is subtle. I definitely notice it matches by other light fixtures much better.

I also tried soaking the globes several times in tea and baking them, with no luck.  I did get them a little darker but nowhere near the tea stained look I was hoping to match on my other kitchen pendants.  Guess I'll have to swap them out with others.  

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