Happy Tuesday everyone!!!! Today I am so excited to share this fun DIY with you as part of our monthly Thrift Store Blog Hop! Read to the end to find the other lovely ladies blog posts and see what fun stuff they created! And a huge thank you to Leslie for hosting this awesome Blog Hop.
As you know I love to DIY just about everything. If I see something that I love, well I need to try to recreate it. And that is exactly what I did with this project. I saw an awesome chandelier that looked so cool and old with lots of patina. I knew I needed to attempt this, and luckily it ended up coming out great! In fact my husband was so shocked at how it looked compared to the picture of the store bought one.
I went to our local Habitat Restore(my absolute favorite place ever) and found an old brass chandelier. They had soooooo many and for soooooo cheap. I scored mine for only $10. It was the perfect size and had a great shape to it. I wish I had a before picture, but you guys get the point. OLD BRASS CHANDELIER or really any chandelier that you like the shape of.
This is what you will need to do this project-
Thrift store Chandelier
Acrylic paint(or chalk paint)
That is it!!!!
I grabbed these acrylic paints from Walmart. Apple Barrel MATTE acrylic paints in Snow white, Nutmeg brown, Antique parchment and Lite mocha.
If I were to do this project over again I would definitely choose chalk paint only because of how fast it dries. If you do decide to use chalk paint instead I would recommend grabbing a brown, tan, off white, and white to create this look. Acrylic paint took a while to dry and it ended up taking a lot longer to finish. You don’t want the paints to blend too much, you kind of want it to look messy. Trust me, it may seem like it looks crazy but step away and look at it from a distance. It makes a huge difference!
First thing you want to do is coat the whole chandelier with white paint. After that, I can’t really give you a “tutorial” and that is because honestly I was slapping paint on. I basically took the brush with a tiny bit of paint on it, dabbed some off on a paper towel and went to town just slapping the different color paints on. I would start with one color and to the next and then would step back and see how it was looking and if I needed more of a certain color in a certain spot. And once I got the desired look, that was it! It was ready to be hung. I know this isn’t much of a tutorial but I hope that I was able to inspire you to try this. It was so much fun and so extremely easy. Every time I walk through this room, I just can’t help but stare at it. I love it!
Here are the awesome ladies to check out as part of this Blog Hop…
Leslie A heart filled home