I love spray paint.
I have spray painted light fixtures and chandeliers for years. It will take you a couple hours of taping and spraying but the end results can be beautifully transforming!
I am not a paid spokesperson for Rustoleum spray paint. However, I have used Rustoleum Hammered for many years on projects with fabulous results. For this free chandelier my girl friend was ‘throwing out’, I decided to use the rest of the can of Hammered Copper I had on hand. To be honest there was less than 1/2 a can which did give me the exact coverage I would normally want. The chandelier looks great and no one but me knows where a couple ‘flaws’ are.
It is always wise to spray 2-3 light coats to get the coverage you need. Hammered spray paint needs to be shaken every few minutes to keep it consistent. There are several colors of Hammered Rustoleum and I have used all of them for various projects. For this makeover, I just used what I had on hand but in the future I know that an average chandelier needs more than 1/2 can.
Now for the glass: I took a huge chance with using Rustoleum’s Ripple Effect spray paint for less than $4 at Home Depot. The chandelier looks okay but I was dying to see what rippled effect would look like on the dated beveled glass. It may or may be to your liking but at least you can see what your project would look like if you tried it. I actually love the look and now I have more light in my sewing room plus I just love the way chandeliers look. Note: I will switch the bulbs to LED for an even better light.
I hope I have inspired you to upcycle that outdated and somewhat ugly chandelier or light fixture. Thank you for stopping by!
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