Easy DIY Painted Chandelier


Hello everyone!

I have spent the last two days fulfilling my civic duty and serving as a juror at Common Pleas Court.  An alternate juror, actually.

Which means I listened to all of the testimony, but did not participate in the deliberations.  That was weird, but thank goodness I agreed with the verdict.  Overall, it was a good experience, and I would be much less apprehensive should I receive another summons.

AND, I will receive $40 stipend for my time, which is almost a gallon of paint!

Please tell me that sometimes you measure money in paint quantities instead of dollars.


Anywhoo…  This post is about a tiny quantity of paint.  Translated into actual dollars, this project cost less than 1.  Or in jury duty time, maybe 10 minutes, tops.

And an ugly light fixture.  The previous owners of our house chose fixtures in an old world, kind of tuscan style.  While this style fit their vision and color choices perfectly, it did not fit mine ours.


DIY painted chandelier 3

The finish on the metal is a mottled copper.  This photo isn’t an accurate “before” because I’d already started messing with it.

The dining room fixture really shows off the color.  Ugh.




shelf filler, light 010



As much as I’d like to replace both fixtures, they are functional, and the scale is right, and I just don’t have a good argument for replacement.   As least not good enough to convince the engineer husband.

According to The Nester, you can’t ruin something you hate, so I went for it.

Since the finish is coppery, and I LOVE aqua, I decided to combine the two and go for a tarnished copper look.  Nothing to lose!


shelf filler, light 001


This project falls in the easy category for a DIY painted chandelier since you don’t even have to take the light down or take it apart, yay!

I lightly brushed on some Maison Blanche paint in “Riviera.”  And I think I like it!

The husband?

Let’s just say he was very concerned when he saw me standing on a chair, aqua dipped paintbrush in hand, and glaring at this “perfectly functional” light.


DIY painted chandelier 2



But when I stepped down, he had to admit that he liked it too.  Mission accomplished.  Look out dining room chandy, I’m coming after you next!


DIY Painted Chandelier


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3 thoughts on “Easy DIY Painted Chandelier

  1. Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the great work!

  2. Way to work with what you’ve got! I love how quickly that fixture was updated. I’ve been recently getting into aged copper and I can’t wait to see how the chandelier looks when it’s updated!

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