Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Diane’s Dandy Chandi Makeover

updated May 6, 2019
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

This brass chandelier may have a lot of life left in it but it’s definitely a bit dated. Of course, that’s nothing a little paint and patience won’t fix!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Reviving an old, dated piece is always the greenest option versus replacing it altogether. So I’m delighted to see that Diane, over at In My Own Style, was able to modernize this dated brass chandelier.

Diane started with spray painting the shades white and then, using an artist’s fan brush, painting the inside of the shades blue. In my opinion, this simple gesture goes a long way in sprucing up this light fixture. Diane then went a step further and painted over the brass with white paint, achieving a kind of hazy finish that I think is just grand! Diane claims that she’s not quite finished with the chandelier – I think there may be more paint in its future. However, I think it looks absolutely incredible as is.

To see the full post on this dandy chandi makeover, visit Diane’s blog: In My Own Style: How I Am Updating an Old Brass Chandelier.