Monday, June 21, 2010

Painted Chandelier

Most of you know that I will paint anything that doesn't move and this little garage sale find was no exception. I wanted a chandelier in my new bedroom but I didn't want to spend very much. I found this old brass chandelier for 5.00 at a garage sale. As it was, it would have looked just fine with my wall sconces, but I didn't want to look matchy matchy, so I painted it.



This is what it looked like when I bought it, I just wiped it down prior to painting and used your basic acrylic craft paint.


I mixed up a turquoise color and applied two coats, and when it was completely dry I used a sanding sponge and lightly sanded the raised detail.


It gave it the perfect worn look I was wanting.

I could have stopped there but I wanted it to be a little bit darker and aged.  The bright turquoise was a pretty color, but wanted it to look a little more subdued  for this room.
I thinned down some dark brown paint and applied it in sections, wiping off the excess before it dried.
Once the entire piece was completely dry I sprayed a satin clear coat over all the painted areas.
I just needed to purchase chandelier crystals and there you have it, and inexpensive painted chandelier.



  1. Love painted chandys. I also love your duvet.

  2. It is beautiful!! I love the painted finish!!

  3. It looks great and I love your whole bedroom. Lezlee

  4. Gorgeous! It looks awesome in your room.

  5. What a great find!! Its beautiful! I can't wait to paint the boring one we have in the dining room. First I need to choose a color.
    Oh, and your bedroom is gorgeous!

  6. It's looks beautiful, you did an amazing job on the paint finish!!!

  7. It's beautiful! Love the new color. What a transformation! So pretty in your room and what a find!

  8. That's a really different chandy. I like that it's not your typical builder's fixture. Is it older? You did a wonderful job!

  9. Wow! That was a great deal! Those sell for $100-$200 in the antique stores. I love your bedroom!

  10. Beautiful are so talented! - JoAnn

  11. I still love your boudoir! I know I asked you before about your bedspread-- I can't remember! Did you have that made? It is too original to have found somewhere!

  12. Your chandelier turned out so beautifully Trixie. What a bargain. I love the colour and it is perfect for your gorgeous bedroom. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Tina x

  13. All I can say is WOW.

    I love the colors you used, and I especially love the colors you used in the room.

    Do you have a post on the headboard???

    White Spray Paint

  14. Once DID IT!
    I love your new (old) chandelier!!
    Keep sending us those pictures!


  15. I just love that color so much and the gold accents are just fabulous! Too bad we have ceiling fans throughout our house - otherwise, my boys would be up to their eyeballs in chandeliers!


  16. I love love love it!!!!! Great job :)

  17. This is the prettiest chandy I have seen in a long time!

  18. Seriously Gorgeous!! What a great make over for it! It looks stunning! Nice work!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  19. Ah Miss Trixie, What A Gorgeous Make-Over! It looks beautiful in your new bedroom! Can't wait to see what you do with the kitchen remodel. I know firsthand how exciting (and a wee bit stressful) such an undertaking is. When my mama moved in with us, we had to build a mother-n-law suite. Every day (for about 65 days) we'd meet a new contractor. From drywall crews to roofers. But in the end, when everything finally came together..I was so happy.

    Thanks for your sweet visit the other day. I'm always so pleased when I see you've popped in.

    Hugs of Friendship & Georgia Sunshine, Terri

  20. Looks perfect, like the idea of using craft paint, I usually use metal paint so might give the craft paint with sealer a go next time.

  21. Oh WOW, it turned out so beautifully!!! Fabulous job! Your bedroom is gorgeous!!!

    I wanted to come by and thank you for the really nice email you sent me last week...I'm sorry it has taken me this long to respond, things have been really crazy over at my house. It just made my whole day to receive that email from you and I am so grateful for your generous spirit that you would send me such a warm hearted note...THANK YOU!!!

    Enjoy your weekend ~

    :) T

    p.s. your home is really beautiful!

  22. my computer has just started working love what you did to this chandelier. have a good day.

  23. Very lovely. It would have looked pretty either way (painted or not).

  24. I LOVE aqua! You did a beautiful job transforming this chandelier into one that is both unique and so romantic. It looks perfect in your room.

    Our bedroom is aqua and cream with touches of brown and vintage gold. I can't wait to check out the rest of your posts for more inspiration.



  25. Great update on a piece that others might have just overlooked! The brass highlights really look amazing! I'd love for you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Thanks, Rory

  26. Gorgeous! I love it! Your room is beautiful!


    I am so glad I found you today...I have sooooo enjoyed my visit!

  27. Featured this chandelier on my blog post today!

  28. I found you through and I love this and your blog!

  29. I'm so glad you were able to hop on over and share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Hope you'll link again next week and share more of your successes! Rory

  30. That chandelier was a great buy and it looks wonderful painted. Your room looks like it's from a magazine. Just gorgeous.

  31. Wow - this came out great. Gives me some ideas on a couple fixtures at my house....thanks for sharing this.

  32. Love the antique chandy redo!


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