Repurposing a Chandelier

“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love”….Nate Berkes

First project:

  • 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.



Finished Product


About kitcatsdesigns

I am a full time nurse, mom and wife. My love for repurposing items and living the country life. I owe my passion to my mom who is no longer on this earth with me but in my heart and in my desire to be creative.
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18 Responses to Repurposing a Chandelier

  1. Pingback: Repurposing a Chandelier | Kitcat Designs

  2. Just a plain old fashioned WoW! Beautiful! ~~dru~~


  3. niasunset says:

    Good Morning! How nice to find your lovely comment. Thank you, and I am here now 🙂 Nice to meet you. I love chandelier. They are so beautiful. I have one of them but mine is porcelain. And they don’t make them anymore. Your project idea is great. Thank you, have a nice day, Love, nia


  4. Thank you so much for the kind words❤️


  5. bursh1 says:

    Mmm, it’s quite beautiful, I will love to change to this style in my new apartment…


  6. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


  7. Aanchal says:

    Well, i never had interest in decor but your posts seems amazing!👍


  8. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I look forward to checking out your posts. 😀 Keep repurposing.

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  9. ooo I love this! I LOVE revamping

    ill look forward to reading more xxx


  10. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    I would like to introduce KitCats Designs!

    Liked by 1 person

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