Chandelier Makeover

Before and After Chandelier Makeover

Light fixtures are expensive, especially BIG ones!

So if you have one and you like the shape, which I did, just paint it!

AND if you are lucky enough to have a nice medallion with it, you can paint that too!

The medallion is really the part I love most about this project.

Chandelier Makeover …Before

Chandelier Before

It has lots of lights that I love and is simple yet elegant.

Gold has made a come back in decorating but let’s be honest…not exactly like this 🙂

The great medallion is hidden in a sea of white.

Supplies…which I had all on hand!

*left over paint from the walls (Gauntlet Gray from Sherwin Williams),

*Spray Paint (Krylon in Dover White)

*Glaze (Valspar in Bronze)

Chandelier Makeover with spray paint and glaze

My husband took the chandelier down for me and I hung it in a tree in our back yard in the woods. This made it super easy to spray paint. I was certain I had a picture of this but just can’t find it 🙁

Chandelier After…

Before and After Chandelier Makeover

 Before and After Chandelier Makeover

 The medallion is not attached to the ceiling so once the light came down it came down too.  I painted it with the wall color first.  After that dried I just brushed on the glaze.  If you have never worked with glaze, you should! It is not fast drying so you can work to get the look you are going for.

Medallion Makeover with paint and glaze

Chandelier Makeover and MedallionBefore and After of Chandelier Makeover

I’ve debated putting shades on each light but never decided to go for it…instead I added round bulbs! You have to see how it looks now!

Have you ever hung a chandelier in a tree??

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  1. ‘Round these parts, people call ME the spray paint Queen! LOL However, I have been wanting to do something with our nondescript white medallions also and I like the looks of this! Thanks for the ideas. 🙂

  2. I love this look! Absolutely gorgeous…It looks like it was bought that way. The paint is perfect. What is your trick to keeping a smooth finish with spray paint? I tried spray paint last week and it looked horribe? I’m really wanting to learn because I see you have done some pretty awesome makeovers with spray paint? Any advice you can share?

  3. It stuck great to mine and no runs. Make sure the paint says will work on metal finishes and spray thin, even coats. That will make sure you don’t have runs! Good Luck in your first home, that’s very exciting! ~Sonya

  4. Great job!! I have one I am debating on spraying… just keep changing my mind;)

  5. Does it stick to golden brass pretty easy? Did you have any issues with spray paint running?

    It looks amazing! I just bought my first home & have some refurbishing to do to all my chandelier, light and fan fixtures!


  6. Hi, when you spray painted the chandelier, did you cover the receptacles for the bulbs ?

  7. This is so pretty! I did the same thing to my brass chandelier, but it’s smaller, just over my dining table. I love the cream because I can change out the shades and add seasonal ribbon, seashells, whatever strikes my mood. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hey Dianne, the glaze will darken the paint a bit but that depends on what color of paint and glaze you buy. My advice is to try on a scrap piece of wood first to be sure it turns out the way you like. Happy Painting ~Sonya

  9. Can you please tell me if the glaze makes the paint on the medallion darker? Or does the paint remain the same color? I’ve never used glaze but it looks like I need to give it a try. I’m a new follower of yours.

  10. Ah-mazing!!! This is incredible. I want an old gold chandy now to redo;)
    Jamie @

  11. Gorgeous chandy and the makeover makes it even more stunning. Fabulous idea. I would love for you to link to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. – – -

    I think this is totally inspiring. Hugs, Marty

  12. Thank you so much for linking up at our link party last Friday!

    I absolutely love your chandelier makeover and am featuring it on my blog today!

    Thanks so much!

  13. This is great. I have one I plan on doing in the near future and this gave me the boost to just get it done. It looks so classy.

  14. You did a great job on your medallion, beautiful color. I like that you used a different finish on the medallion and the chandelier, I would never thought of doing that but it looks great.

  15. I found the chandeliers at But the shades I got at in the outlet department. One set was $1.00 each for red silk!!

  16. Fabulous transformation!!! Isn’t it amazing what paint can do?? Found you through POP party!~~Angela

  17. Wow Sonya! What a huge difference that made! It looks so very much better. I have shades on mine (it came that way) and haven’t even thought about taking them off. Think I might try it!

    Hugs & Blessings …

  18. That’s looks soooo much better. You did good! I found a website where chandeliers weren’t over the top expensive so was able to have a few. I had shades on them for a while but took them off during a minimalist moment and still like them better shadeless. But they do make some very pretty ones. 🙂 Someday they may go back up.
    Oh, and I saw a permenant chandelier in a chicken house once. 🙂

  19. In love! I wonder if ceiling fans can be painted as well?

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