How To: Update a Vintage Chandelier

How To: Update a Vintage Chandelier

Have you ever come across a vintage chandelier at a thrift store or garage sale, but were turned off by it’s “blahness?” Here’s how you can update a vintage chandelier and bring it back to life!

What You Will Need:

1. A vintage chandelier

2. Low VOC spray paint

3. Painter’s tape

How To Do It:

1. Clean your chandelier. My chandelier was in great condition, but was a bit blah for me. Here’sΒ what I started out with:

How To: Update a Vintage Chandelier

2. Tape off the areas that you don’t want to paint. I also removed the glass globe that covered the light bulb and then taped off the area. This step will vary depending on your light.

How To: Update a Vintage Chandelier

3. Spray paint the entire chandelier. If you are able to hang your light to paint it, that will make it easier. Remember, light coats are the bestβ€” heavy coats will give you drips! Don’t forget to spray paint the part underneath, too. I spray painted my piece a mustard yellowβ€” it seemed similar to the original color, but had a little more pizazz!

How To: Update a Vintage Chandelier

4. Once the chandelier has completely dried, put the pieces of the chandelier back together.

Now you have an awesome and funky chandelier that is sure to make a statement in your home!

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