As I mentioned here I wanted to get my bathroom finished this summer. We are getting there but seem to be having trouble framing the mirror, Liquid Nails basically laughed at us! But I couldn't wait to show you the awesome chandelier we put in there. I knew when I was ready for a chandelier that my mom's garage was the place to go. It did not disappoint. While searching I found 3 awesome ones. I wanted something that I could paint the whole thing like these on Pinterest:
I found some contenders for this but after doing research on the internet, I found out that you need to have pieces of it examined by an expert to see if it is crystal or cut glass. I guess if it is crystal then it could be worth tons of money and painting it could render it worthless. I didn't want to do that and wasn't sure where to take it to have it looked at in our small town so I went with the easiest choice that wouldn't need it:
|I loved that it was basic but had that pretty crystal in the middle.|
As you can see it is an ugly brass mess. My mom guessed she hasn't used it in 20+ years, if she used it at all. My dad had a habit of picking things up on his travels so who knows when/where it was last used.
First I had to clean it and it was a dirty, ugly mess.
|Gross dirty water from 20+ years of storage!|
I didn't take any pictures of any of the steps in the middle but I will tell you what I did. First I wrapped and taped up the crystal part. I then hung it in the garage to spray it with primer. The primer is important or the paint might not stick. After that was dry, I did 2 coats of gloss black spray paint. It ended up beautiful and I am so happy with it. We used to have a cheap old light in the bathroom and now there is this beautiful chandelier. Here is the after:
I thought about getting some more crystals, I hear you can get them at Michaels. What do you think?