Looking for a way to transform that outdated chandelier? Update it with a little chalk paint for a gorgeous transformation! Here is an easy DIY Chalk Paint Chandelier Makeover!
When I get asked the question what DIY projects make the biggest impact without breaking the bank I always go to painting. I usually always recommend painting baseboards and walls will give you the most bang for your buck, but let’s not leave out painting a few other outdated items in the home. You can bring life to about any outdated item with just a little paint. Like painting an upholstered chair or aging furniture with milk paint. Today though I want to talk about bringing life to those outdated chandeliers with just a little chalk paint and dark wax. This chalk paint chandelier makeover is an easy Saturday project and I promise, you won’t regret it!
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DIY Chalk Paint Chandelier
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Paris Grey
- Chalk Paint Brush
- Annie Sloan Clear Wax (similar linked)
- Annie Sloan Dark Wax (similar linked)
Before we dive in, let’s take a look at a quick little before and after! As you can see the chandelier wasn’t necessarily old, it was just outdated and didn’t match my home, or the look I was going for. You know that Restoration Hardware look for a fraction of the cost! 😉 Please note that I wasn’t able to take pictures of the process, my hands were a mess and I didn’t want to risk messing up my good camera.
Steps for a DIY Chalk Paint Chandelier:
First you will need to gather your supplies. I got my Annie Sloan paint from a local store, but you can order it online. I have also hear great things about the Rust-Oleum chalk paint, but I have personally never used it. I went with Annie Sloan because I have used it in the past and wanted the specific Paris Grey color. It is also very important to note that you will need to have a good quality chalk paint brush. The last thing you want is for the bristles to come off into your paint!
Second you will want to start painting. Chalk paint tries very quickly but I made sure to give about an hour between my 2 coats. Make sure to cover the chandelier completely as well as the chain and the ceiling plate. Don’t be alarmed if after the first coat you feel like you have ruined your fixture. The magic starts to happen after the second coat!
Next, you will want to add your clear wax. This step is really important. If you aren’t adding clear wax before the dark wax you can’t fix it if you mess up. So make sure to give the chandelier a nice coat of clear wax. This is easiest done working in sections.
Finally, you will want to add your dark wax. There is not set in stone process for this part. I simply added the dark wax and immediately rubbed it off with an old rag until I was happy with the look. I only did 2 coats of the dark wax and I finally achieved the look I was going for. If you mess up it’s ok, dark wax is forgiving and as long as you added the clear wax before the dark wax you can simply take it off with a little bit of clear wax! 🙂
To say I was smitten is an understatement! I was so pleased with the results and it looks very high end for a fraction of the cost. Hopefully you will be able to take this easy DIY chalk paint chandelier makeover and breathe life into your outdated light fixtures!
However, if DIY is not your thing, check out some of these beautiful options:
What do you think of the transformation?! Leave your comments below and let me know!
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