A Chandelier Epic

The big brass chandelier, at one time, I loved it. Then, many years passed and I didn’t love it anymore. You can read more about the old dark red dining room here.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, or, a gals got to do what a gals got to do!
I needed something to hold it after it was disconnected, so I improvised!

Books, chair, cushion…….perfect height.

Outside, I hung it on the wash line pole and primered it….goodbye blinding brass.

It looks better already!Next, oil rubbed bronze. This paint turned out darker than I expected, it almost looks like black satin. The difference is very subtle.

And here it is! I covered the shades in burlap and still need to add something inside the rim to conceal the rough edges of the fabric.

I’m adding this post to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Lots and lots of great stuff over there!

There’s lots more to this story of the chandelier…..funny……check back on Friday for the good stuff!


  1. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Great transformation, Debra! It looks like a totally different chandelier. I'll bet you can't stop looking at it!

  2. Jboo says:

    Gorgeous! I have a brass chandelier that I need to get down somehow and do the same thing. Thanks for the inspiration! :)


  3. Anonymous says:

    Very inspiring transformation. I think it's even more lovely now! Toni

  4. Lady Katherine says:

    I love it! You did great! I laughed at your ladder of things holding it! lol Now I thinking it you did the same to get it back up! lol

  5. Enchanted Rose Studio says:

    Debra, what a fabulous transformation! I love the color and the burlap shades are a great compliment. Bravo!

    Have a lovely week!


  6. Christina says:

    Beautiful difference. Love it in the rubbed bronze. I've used that same spray paint and it is darker than I expected too.

  7. Kammy says:

    That is seriously beautiful !

  8. Michelle says:

    OH my…the black looks so much better!! And I love the burlap shades too and what a nice job you did recovering!

  9. Martha says:

    A great transformation — it looks like a totally new chandelier!

  10. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Oh, debra! I almost missed this, what a difference. I know you are finally glad to get this done, it looks SOOOOOO great. Love the burlap shades too. Good for you, girl!

  11. Mrs. C says:

    The oil rubbed bronze looks great! What a transformation!

  12. downhomeliving says:

    I really like the black it looks so nice & I really like the color on your wall, of course I liked thr red too!



  13. Brenda says:

    Look pretty snazzy now! It does look like a different chandelier altogether.

  14. Lou Cinda says:

    This looks GREAT! It is amazing what a little spray pain will do! I love the burlap shades too!

    Lou Cinda :)

  15. Terry says:

    Great choice of color and no-shine. I like that you had the nerve to do it. It looks "old" now and in a very good way.

  16. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Your chandelier metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

    Have a blessed day!

  17. a boy a girl and a pug says:

    that looks amazing! like a completely new chandelier.

  18. Little Lovables says:

    oh wow, that looks lovely!

  19. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    WOW! WOW! WOW! That looks fabulous! I love this transformation. laurie

  20. ImagineCozy says:

    Amazing what a can of paint can do! I love the dark with the burlap shades. Nicely done.

  21. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    I want to do the same with my chandelier…..I know my husband will be just like yours….are you crazy honey? I will let you now if I get brave and do it.Come over for a visit if you have the time,thanks.


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