HOW TO TURN AN OLD CHANDELIER INTO A COLORFUL ONE-OF-A-KIND CHANDELIER FOR YOUR OUTDOOR (OR INDOOR) LIVING SPACE | YOUTUBE VIDEO
Hi SI family, thanks for joining me today! I have something a little different for you today. Spring and summer are a BIG deal here in The Greater Toronto Area. Once the weather warms up and everything starts to bloom, I love spending time out in the garden and enjoying the sun. This past week I went shopping for new patio furniture as our long weekend is coming up. The prices are through the roof so I hauled out my old patio dining set. I’m a firm believer in using what you have if/and when you can! I bought new cushions and an outdoor carpet, and create this EASY Painted Chandelier for a FUN pop of color! It’s a really EASY project and these old chandeliers are a dime a dozen at thrift stores and garage sales.
Here’s what I started with. I’ve had this chandelier for years. It is strictly ornamental since I removed all the wiring the first time I used it outdoors, but it has a cute shape.
Here’s the NEW look. Isn’t this painted chandelier fun?
Every time I look at this chandelier, it makes me smile!
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Old Chandelier – SALVAGED
Rust-Oleum Orange Spray Paint
DIY PAINTED CHANDELIER
I wasn’t sure if I was going to go for a jute-covered chandelier or a pop of color. I’m happy really I went with color for outdoors. This was such an EASY project that I wasn’t sure if I should share it as a blog post. But it’s made such a BIG impact and adds so much color to my outdoor space, even if it gives a few of you an idea for your space – well worth it! Next week is Victoria Day long weekend and I’m looking forward to spending more time outdoors and showing off this cutie!
Here’s how it all came together…
PREP | CLEAN
This chandelier has been stored in my garage for the last 5 years so it was filthy. For the paint to adhere it needed a really good cleaning. I brought it outside and gave it a good cleaning with the hose. Gidget had fun too!
Once the chandelier was dry, Andrea and I sprayed it with a Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Orange. I used the Univeral one but I’ve used many versions of Rust-Oleum spray paints and they all work well on plastics, metals, and outdoor furniture so I’m sure it will hold up in the elements.
When I use spray paints, I like to spray numerous light coats rather than a few thick coats. If it’s sprayed on too thick, it leads to cracking, bubbling, and drips. When sprayed lightly, it might take a few more coats to get the coverage (this chandelier took 5 coats) but the finish looks so much better!
I used an old sheet as a drop cloth and made sure to spray in the shade. If you spray in the direct sunlight, the paint will dry too quickly. This can lead to an uneven finish or worse, a cracked paint finish.
Once the last coat was dry, I hung it in the middle of the gazebo. I bought these orange cushions and it ties everything in really nicely. Once all the greenery grows in over this gazebo (I have given up on the fabric covering long ago… it was always fading, ripping, and a hassle to put up and take down.
Here’s the finished look!
I can’t wait for all the greenery to grow over the top and create a gorgeous canopy! I’m also going to buy potted flowers for more color and make something for the middle of the table. I was thinking of a concrete bowl or face to hold flowers? If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them!
I’m also on the hunt for solar chandelier lights – really small ones. I have strings of solar lights in this gazebo which light it up really nicely, but it might be cute if this chandelier lit up as well.
If you’re interested in seeing this gazebo dining area later this season, let me know in the comments down below. I’d be happy to share how this looks when it’s all finished and green.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutube family has hit 13.6K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
Here’s another look at this DIY Painted Chandelier before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your outdoor home projects!
This coming weekend is Victoria Day so I’ll be taking a long weekend and resharing a fun makeover with you all! I’ll also be back on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper crew making over this curb shopped dresser. See you then!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS EASY-PAINTED CHANDELIER MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
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