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.