Designer Chandelier
What you'll need:
Here's everything you'll need to get it right the first time.
  • Chandelier
  • Feather duster
  • Newspaper
  • Valspar Lacquer spray paint


Dramatic lighting can bring glamour to a room with ease. Chandeliers in bold colors are available in designer stores if you are willing to pay a premium. A quick, easy and inexpensive alternative is to take an inexpensive second hand store chandelier and transform it yourself with decorative paint—if you already have a chandelier, you can make it over at barely any cost.

Tip: It is important to ensure that the chandelier is dust free before painting even if it is new.

Step-by Step Guide

1. If you are using an existing chandelier, turn off the power supply from the circuit breaker. Always use caution when working with electricity. Remove the bulbs.

2. Use a feather duster to remove any dust from the chandelier.

3. Lay out newspaper in your working area. Crumple up small pieces of newspaper and place them in each bulb fitting to shield the connections from paint.

4. Spray lightly with Gloss Black, working your way around the chandelier and building up thin layers until you have the desired color depth. Do the same with any individual fittings.

5. Reassemble the chandelier when dry.

Note: Always follow usage instructions on the reverse of Valspar spray paint cans.

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