$20 Brass Chandelier Turned Foyer Beauty!


I often shop at the local Habitat for Humanity Restore. We have several of them throughout the Orlando area. Last year I found this light for $20. One problem thought is that it was old, ugly, brass and has broken and missing candle sleeves.  

I decided to use the best spray paint on the planet, Rust-Oleum. I love this paint because of the wide variety of colors that it comes in as well as the ease with the nozzle. It is like you are using a paint sprayer and the coverage is wonderful. I took the glass out and the top off and painted each section with the flat soft iron finish. I ordered new black plastic candle sleeves off Amazon and purchased 40 watt frosted bulbs.  The light is a whopping three feet tall and 23 pounds so it was a little bit of a job hanging it from the 12 foot ceilings.  

Once the light was installed, the height and the shape and the finish matched perfect in the foyer and it looks like brand new!  It just took a little time and patience but the savings was worth it! 

Start Small- Great Design Takes Time- Enjoy!