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Repaint chandelier?

kdemondJanuary 26, 2013
I'm wondering if I should paint this chandelier and maybe add some crystals? I just painted the dining room the gray color in the background. All of the other chandeliers throughout my house are the oiled bronze color.
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Depending on the decor a high gloss white or a bright color like red would be cool. Black is always classic. You could also paint the crystals with gives it a contemporary feel.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 10:40AM
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First I think you should get rid of the feathers. Then you should paint it a black , and have crystals on it. Or. Maybe a dark blue, with crystals.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 10:46AM
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My husband painted a chandelier for me, and it came out beautiful! I was skeptical at first, but he was right! He used a gloss spray paint.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 10:48AM
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Frank Webb's Bath and Lighting Center
To add crystals to a chandelier that didn't come with any crystals on it can be quite a challenge, there are no holes to hang them off of! There is one company that makes crystals of all types that have tiny little powerful magnets on them, check out www.magtrim.com
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:00AM
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I have had very good luck with spray painting light fixtures. My favorite is the American Accents dark patina base coat. It is a brown metallic (too light for oil rubbed bronze though) which is very forgiving if your technique isn't perfect.

Take a very small drill bit designed for metal and try drilling into the ends of the leaves about 1/4 inch from the end. You may need to find a way to place something hard behind the surface so that the metal piece doesn't "walk" when you try to put a hole in it

You may wish to paint the socket cover tubes in a dark brown or black. You can also replace the pieces underneath each bulb with a crystal version. I know the glass ones are called bobeches, but I don't know if that term also applies to metal. However, by the time you get a lot of crystals added to this chandelier, it might be cheaper to buy a new one which is exactly what you want...you'll have to comparison shop to figure this one
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 5:43PM
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I think what I'd like to try is some chalk paint in a dark brown and then distress it a little. No crystals. So I think I will have to paint it with a brush or sponge and NOT spraypaint.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 6:17PM
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I've admired similar chandeliers in an oiled bronze finish, with the feathers painted in black. Very rich looking.
    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 6:33PM
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It is a pretty chandelier, but if you have many and this room is looking transitional for 300+ you can find a new lamp. By the time you purchase and paint you might have an entirely different look and it might be fun! Take a peek at Lamps.com or Bellacor.co, and e bay you never know what treasure you might find. But the color is off.
Also, a simple giant white shade is very beautiful and simple.
In Feng shui please correct me if I am wrong the guest sits with the best view and the light should show off the food since you are there to eat and see your beautiful food, table and company. I always like remembering that in dining rooms. It seems warming to your soul. Enjoy lovely color and paint,
If you do put a chandelier do you have a good size medallion?
Ms. camilla
    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 6:43PM
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