“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love”….Nate Berkes
- I have lived in my house of almost 13 yrs and this is what all of my light fixtures look like. I am not a fan of the brass and the white is okay but this is just did not fit with the rest of my house. I had a great idea of how to repurpose this item. I had to recruit my husband to get this baby down out of my 18 foot foyer. I am not a fan of heights! So this chandelier was so dirty so it first needed a good cleaning and scrubbing. It does not see a whole lot of cleaning due to its height.
1 A good cleaning, I used Windex and a wash cloth and good old fashion elbow grease.
2. I pulled off each plastic candle stick sheath and set those aside, I had plans for those.
3. I bought a brushed bronze spray paint made from Rustoleum. I bought this at Lowes ( but I have seen it other places) for approx. $7.99 a can, I bought 2 cans for this size of chandelier.
4. I hung this outside under a work station my husband put up for me under an easy up in case it rained ( I live in Washington state)
5. I then covered each plastic candle stick sheath with scrapbook paper that I happen to purchase at the local craft store ( Michael’s) for 19 cents a page. I purchased 4 pages. I then measured and cut each piece in order to fit the sheaths and glued them down with regular Elmers glue.
6. The sheath had a brass top that I then painted with some enamel craft paint that I already had. I painted each one a white. If you don’t have any paint you can also purchase this for approx 89 cents a tube. These took 2 coats and I painted these and let them dry as I was gluing the craft paper down.
7. I purchased new bulbs because I was probably not going to get up on a ladder any time soon to replace them.