Bringing New Life to An Outdated Light Fixture!
One of the projects I did this summer was updating a dining room light fixture. The brass finish was a bit outdated, so we removed the chandelier from the ceiling and I repainted it to an oil rubbed bronze look!
This required a well-ventilated area...a work shed or barn is great for this so it is under a cover but has a lot of air flow (and if excess paint sprays around). I used these two cans of spray paint, and had to use even a little more. Gloves and a dust mask were very helpful as well.
Hanging the chandelier by a rope from a beam was very helpful for being able to spray paint all angles of the fixture. We detached the bottom sphere on the chandelier, as well as the disk that goes against the ceiling and the chain.
I put these on a piece of cardboard so I could spray paint them. I had to paint the chandelier and these extra pieces, let them dry for a little while, then go back and do extra coats. I flipped over the extra pieces to get the other sides coated in paint as well.
I left the light fixture to dry for a couple of days, then we put it back together and hung it back in the dining room. It looks great in the room and is updated!
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