If you read this post about my first chandelier project, you know that I LOVE chandeliers. Obsessesd. Notice them everywhere I go.
Well here's a quick 10 minute flip that anyone could handle. This entire project cost me...wait for it....wait for it....$19! The large crystal chandeliers at Lowes, Menards, etc. are like over ten times that much! You just have to have the patience to find and old ugly one at a garage sale or thrift store. I have already found three great ones for under $10 during the short 20 years I've been here on Earth.
Unfortunately, I don't have a true "before" photo. The photo on the left was after I spray painted it. It was brass. I bought it over a year ago and painted it right after and didn't snap a picture because I had no idea I would be blogging. Anyway, I found the chandelier for $7 at Goodwill.
This redo consists of two steps.
Step one - spray paint - one coat of primer, two of color.
Step two - guys, this next step literally took 5 MINUTES. This was the easier thing ever, it's almost embarrassing. People always rave about the chandelier when they walk in my bedroom. "No way, you made that??" Look people, your five year old cousin could have made this.
See this crystal garland? Michael's - $12. They send out 50% off coupons every week so I used that and got two. I actually bought them months ago for no reason thinking "This is pretty. I'll use this one day"...which was stupid. Don't blow your money like I do at craft stores. But I remembered I had them and they worked perfectly for this project!
Alright, ready to hear this five minute trick?
The garland is made of wire, so it bends easily and stays in place. I cut pieces of the garland and wrapped it around the arms and base of the chandelier Then...I was done.
Please ignore that awful fingernails. For those of you embarking on your first house flip- take note - say goodbye to that flawless manicure for the next few months.
Anyway, just wrap it around and adjust it until it sits the way you want it to. Then light it up! The light reflects so pretty on the crystals. If you're like me and love anything obnoxiously glamorous, this project is for you. (And make sure you get the brightest light bulbs you can find for maximum glam.)
Have a beautiful day!