DIY: Chandelier Makeover
I’m so excited about today’s post it’s a fun and super easy DIY chandelier makeover. Not too long ago my neighbors came to me and asked how to make their chandelier a bit more their style. They weren’t too big on the shape of the fixture’s shades or the constant straightening they required. Here is the BEFORE of the chandelier.
We talked about altering the existing shade, buying new shades and even replacing the entire fixture. In the end we decided on removing the shades all together and replacing the flame shaped bulbs with round bulbs. I also suggested painting the white part of the fixture (the faux candles) black to blend in with the fixture and make it a bit more sleek. The result is so fun! It really gives you an instant update. It literally takes five minutes to spray-paint these little pieces of plastic and they dry really quickly. And here is the AFTER!
They already had the black spray paint so all they had to do was go out and buy the bulbs and spend a little time spraying. At about $3 per 2 bulbs the whole project ended up costing them nine dollars. It’s such a fun updated version of their chandelier. I especially love how the new round bulbs play on the round decorative touches to the chandelier.