Monday, August 30, 2010

Almost New Dining Room Chandelier

After much thought and sweat "we" finally got the biggest brass piece painted. I had such a hard time deciding whether to paint the fixture because it was the most expensive light we had in our home-solid brass. The glass globes had to be broken off, I never understood why anyone would design a fixture that cannot be cleaned! Painted it with an ivory Rustoleum spray paint and found the mini lampshades at Lowe's for a little over $4. I had some fringe left over from another project that I glued to the shades and I am very pleased with the outcome. It did take the entire family plus one boyfriend to hang it back up!


  1. oooh I have been contemplating whether to paint mine white! It is black and I really want it to be white distressed with some of the black showing through....Danny says I have to paint it with it still hanging!!!

  2. Thanks Amanda, I have read about people painting fans while they are still hanging.

  3. I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful, and something I think I can do too - which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
    P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it - would love to know what you think!

  4. I love what you have done to your fixture... it looks fabulous. The fringe detail on the shades is such a nice touch. Well done!