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This outdated chandelier

was actually in the formal dining room when we moved into this house.  I didn’t care for the chandelier in the casual (opposite of formal) dining room, because the globes and bulbs pointed down and I felt like it was too much light right on the table.  So we switched the chandeliers and this works much better for us.  Our formal dining room is a home office now anyway, because, well because we’re not very formal.

Chandelier Makeover using Rustoleum spray paint in French Cream, updates this chandelier from drab to fab.

Hanging in the Formal Dining Room (now Home Office) when we moved in!

 

This chandy was dark and heavy looking

and I felt like it would be better if it was lighter.  Nothing a can of paint wouldn’t fix.  Now you know I have a certain color palette that I prefer so I was concerned that finding the right white in a spray paint might not be easy.  Boy was I wrong.

 

Hello Rustoleum French Cream!

Even the name is pretty!  I’ve used Rustoleum before with great results so when I saw the cap color on this can I figured it would have to be pretty close to my Hutch color as well as the base of my dining room table.  Hah!  Near perfect is more like it.

Chandelier Makeover using Rustoleum spray paint in French Cream, updates this chandelier from drab to fab.

French Cream! As yummy as it sounds.

 

My handy husband, Dee, took the chandelier

down again and we hung it from a ladder in the garage so I could have my way with it, so to speak.  I’ll admit right now, so everyone knows, I am NOT a fan of spray painting!  I hate the fumes and the overspray/paint-dust that gets EVERYWHERE. Ugh! I feel like it’s more trouble than worth, but painting such spindly little parts of this light fixture would not be easy with a brush.  So spray paint it I did! I taped off the sockets but painted everything else, even the chain.  Another thing I don’t like about spray paint is waiting for it to dry, it just seems to stay tacky much longer than chalk paint, but I’ll stop complaining now.   🙂

Chandelier Makeover using Rustoleum spray paint in French Cream, updates this chandelier from drab to fab.

Ready for its new look!

A ceiling medallion is the perfect touch to complete a chandelier makeover. This medallion from udecor.com is elegant and high quality. This chandelier makeover is easy and makes such a difference in our dining room.

Frog tape to cover the light sockets

 

I ended up putting 3 coats of spray paint on it

to make sure it was good and covered. Then I let it dry for 24 hours before bringing it back in; I wanted to make sure it was good and dry and not tacky because I knew it would get handled a lot in the re-installation process.

 

Chandelier Makeover using Rustoleum spray paint in French Cream, updates this chandelier from drab to fab.

So Much Better!

 

I was very happy with my New-to-Me chandelier…

but it still needed something…something to set it apart from…well…from the ceiling (if you will).  That’s right! It needed one of those ceiling thingy’s.  What are those called?  Hang on…gotta ask google. Ceiling Medallion!!! I found ours at www.udecor.com and this was the very best price for this size.  It had really good reviews so I gave it a shot and… I love it! It’s a quality piece of material.  It’s solid and sturdy and paintable…so of course…I painted it to match the chandelier.  Perfect!

A ceiling medallion is the perfect touch to complete a chandelier makeover. This medallion from udecor.com is elegant and high quality.

Ceiling Thingy…aka Ceiling Medallion

 

It’s a pretty great transformation for under $50!

here’s a reminder of what it looked like before.

 

Chandelier Makeover using Rustoleum spray paint in French Cream, updates this chandelier from drab to fab.

Before

And after!!!

Chandelier Makeover using Rustoleum spray paint in French Cream, updates this chandelier from drab to fab.

After

 

But wait!!!

Fast forward 15 months (hey some great ideas are worth waiting for) I had the Bright idea to replace those ugly 15 year old globes with these fabulous seeded globes from Lowes!    (I really hope bright ideas start coming to me a bit faster, I have a lot to do)

 

Goodbye old ugly globes,

these seeded glass globes were exactly what I had pictured when I decided to change them out.

This chandelier got a fabulous makeover with rustoleum spray paint and new seeded globes from Lowes. What a great transformation.

New Globes for the win!

Now for the Final AFTER!!!

Thanks for being patient.  🙂 I hope it was worth the wait!

 

This chandelier got a fabulous makeover with rustoleum spray paint and new seeded globes from Lowes. What a great transformation.

After! (again) 🙂

Just a reminder of what it looked like Before!

 

Chandelier Makeover using Rustoleum spray paint in French Cream, updates this chandelier from drab to fab.

Before

 

This chandelier got a fabulous makeover with rustoleum spray paint and new seeded globes from Lowes. What a great transformation.

Chandelier Makeover

 

Never doubt what you can do with a can of paint, new accessories…and a little time!

 

Happy Painting my friends,

~Cindy~

 

 

 

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Hi! I'm Cindy....wife, mom, Mimi (aka grandma) and home décor enthusiast. I love thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales and good junk!