I can’t stop staring at my new light fixture. It turned out exactly how I imagined. And the best part, it’s super easy to do!
Here’s what I did.
As soon as I got it home last week, I gave this thrift store chandelier a good cleaning (it took about a roll of paper towel to shined this up quite nicely). Then I hauled this thing over to my garage to start the painting.
I taped the open end of the electrical wires and I stuffed newspaper in the light sockets to make sure the paint wouldn’t damage the connection. Then I went to town with some white spray paint.
Make sure you use one of these things. It makes spray painting a breeze!
Then came the fun part. Time for some bling!
I actually lucked out in this department. During a family dinner, I was talking about my chandelier project. My (soon to-be) father-in-law (aka “Big Joe”) surprised me with a brown paper bag full of glass crystals from an old chandelier he had stored away. SCORE! I was so excited!
The only issue I had with the glass crystals was the brass colour of the connectors and hooks. I bought a white paint pen to correct the issue.
I also went out and bought some glass pearls from Michaels.
To attach the crystals and pearls to the light, I considered a number of things that included drilling, soldering and otherwise creating a mess. But in the end, I just used a little hot glue and white wire to adhere everything to the chandelier. It worked out perfectly
And there we have it, my very own DIY chandelier.