Refurbishing a Chandelier
This is not really a tutorial but merely a "brag" about this beautiful chandelier and how I found it.
I am currently helping a friend redesign her spa and beauty boutique. I was out on a mission to find the perfect chandelier for the hallway of the space. My second trip to the Habitat for Humanity restore led me to this beautiful chandelier. I saw it hanging, and claimed it as mine, luckily, because it had just been hung on the sales floor that day!
I did not take a before picture (not sure why :/) but found one on an Etsy listing, photo credits
The price tag in the store was a whopping $75 dollars! I thought that was a bargain, then I took it to the register and it was 25% off of lighting, soooo in the end I paid $56.25 for this lighting masterpiece!
I took it home, removed all of the crystals and completely took the chandelier apart. I spray painted it chrome with this spray paint, as the brassy look was not really "doing" it for me.
|Chrome by Rust-oleum|
I soaked the crystals in a mixture of water and windex, wiped them, then dried them on a towel overnight. My mom says you can also put them in the dishwasher. But this seemed too tedious for me.
Then, I put the chandelier completely back together, added new light bulbs and re- attached every single crystal. I tested it in my kitchen using the lighting box that an old chandelier hung from, and viola! it worked. I heart this chandelier! Soooo much. I brought it to my friend at the spa - with tears in her eyes she appreciated it.
For the record - I genuinely considered keeping the chandelier for myself - but knew it would really change the look of the spa so I resisted the temptation to be selfish with my glorious find.
Hope you love this as much as I do.
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