A chandelier revamp has been on my to do list since the day I moved into my house. I liked to joke with everyone that the ugly gold chandelier hanging over my dining room table is old lady chic. lol It was super outdated, but I really didn’t have the money for the Fixer Upper style chandelier I really wanted. Actually, I’d take anything in the Joanna Gaines-type range. The ones I had my eye on were waaaaayyy out of my price range. But, I spend a lot of time reading blogs about these types of things and figured, what the heck…I’ll give chalk paint a try.
While I’d made up my mind to paint, I put off the revamp for awhile….until I happened to be at Lowes one Saturday and passed some vintage looking globes. I bought 4 immediately. The globes on the chandelier were the ugliest things I have ever seen.
So, when I got home from work that night, chandelier revamp was on the agenda. I took down the globes and got rid of them. There was no point in keeping them, because no one would ever want to use them again. Then I taped off the the necessary parts and pained the chandelier with two coats of black chalk paint. I didn’t even bother to wax it. It doesn’t get touched, so there’s no concern for chipping paint or damage. I bought some 40 watt vintage bulbs to use instead of regular bulbs, and then put on the new globes.
I have to say, it turned out even better than I imagined. I’m so happy with the final product, that I’m not even that concerned with how long it takes to get a replacement chandelier. It has a real vintage/farmhouse feel now, and that’s exactly what I was looking for. I toyed with the idea of using white paint, but I think black was definitely the way to go.