This week when the temperature briefly hit 50+ degrees, I was able to get to some projects that required spray paint. As much as I love Chalk Paint, when I want a smooth glossy finish, spray paint is the way to go. And Rustoleum is my favorite brand. It has a large selection of colors, most of which are about $4 a can at Lowes and Home Depot. For this project I chose Sunrise Red.
When I’m looking for inspiration, I always find it on Pinterest.
I like to suspend light fixtures for spray painting and although I prefer to do it outside, I was able to hang it on a hook in my garage. It’s much easier to to see any spots you missed, and get a uniform finish. The wiring was frayed, so after the paint was dry I was able to rewire it. I don’t plan on using the globe bulbs, but they were all I had when I was testing the wiring. This is also a temporary installation so I could get a photo.
A fresh coat of paint is an easy way to update old chandeliers. Here are some more posts that feature lighting ideas and tutorials: Video:Chalk Painting a Brass Chandelier, DIY Faux Mercury Glass Sconces, and A Tale of Two Chandeliers.