refurbished chandelier | diy project

I’m featuring a little something that’s not related to people photography, but a do-it-yourself project. Of course it includes pictures, so you can see the whole process.

Wes + I had this large ugly 70’s-esque chandelier in our dining room. I was sick of looking at the gold + wood so I decided to have Wes take it down so I could refurbish it.

Your first step to refurbishing a chandelier is to take it out of your home. Make sure you turn off your electricity before doing so!

Secondly you need to use some fine-grit sandpaper to buff down all of the smooth + shiny surfaces – in this case it was both wood + metal.

Stuff the light sockets with paper or tape over them with painters tape to keep any over spray out of the sockets.

Next – paint! Using a flat spray paint is usually your best way to go. We hung our chandelier in the garage and I used three coats of black flat multi-purpose enamel.

You can re-hang your fantastic new project back in your house within a few hours to a day!

Happy painting!

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