Pop of Red


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.

020066776282lgAdmittedly I have a thing for lighting, especially vintage chandeliers.

chandelier French Curves

chandelier kitchenWrought Iron Chandelier

 When I’m looking for inspiration, I always find it on Pinterest.

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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.

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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.

If you love to use Pinterest for inspiration, be sure to check out my boards, Lighting,  Pop Of Red,  Make an Entrance, and Small Spaces.


Lillian Hicks

Everything you do is lovely and very nicely done! I love to get your posts!

Cindy hayes

Gorgeous!!! Wish it would get above 50 degrees in Memphis. Have several spray paint projects. Maybe next week……


They look awesome Leslie. Did you have to spray them with a primer first?

Leslie Stocker

Hi Kathleen,
No, I didn’t use primer. If you ever feel you need to, most of the big spray paint companies have a line where there is primer and paint in the same can.
Leslie xxoo

Yvonne Thomas

Love all your posts. Can you tell me about that Sunrise Red you used for the chandelier? On my monitor, it looks to be a gorgeous deeper red, leaning towards cranberry red. Is that the red it actually is? I don’t want true red, but rather the red that leans toward the brown family. Thanks!


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