Monday, July 15, 2013

New bathroom chandelier

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? 

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3 comments:

  1. Pretty! I've been on the hunt for chandeliers to do the same thing, but so far haven't been able to find even one! Thanks for the tip on checking first to see if it's crystal. I had no idea!

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  3. 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 really liked your blog having interesting information about bathroom chandelier lighting.

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