Chandelier's make a room so elegant, I just love them! My grand-daughter's needed a new light fixture in their bedroom and of course their sweet princess room NEEDED a chandelier to be complete. I found that they can be pretty spendy. That's why I love Ikea's $40 "Kristaller".
It was the perfect size but I really had my heart set on a pink one. I've spray painted a lot of lamps before but I've never had to remove a ton of crystals before I painted. I'd been eyeing this chandelier for a long time but put off buying it for fear that once I removed all the crystals, I'd never figure out how to get them back on again. I decided to take my chances because it was perfect.
After I removed them and saw this pile, I was pretty nervous. At this point I was already committed so I went to work preparing it to be painted.
I decided to cover the candlesticks with painter's tape and the cord, chain and the top of the fixture with plastic. I wanted to keep these parts silver, mainly because I thought that it would be easier to paint this way. I ended up being thankful that I did that because the combination of the pink, silver and crystals look great and really shine!
After several coats of Rustoleum's "Berry Pink" in gloss, I was ready to put the crystals back on. It wasn't actually as bad as I thought it would be. It took some time and patience and given the fact that I don't have much of either, it came together anyways!
It looks so sweet in their room and gives off terrific light!
Since I was working in their room anyways, I took a
Addy wanted to pose in one of my pictures. If you can look past the beautiful girl on the chair reading a book, you might notice the pretty chandelier!