Project Chandelier

Our guest room is lovely. But as I mentioned in my PARA Paints #ParaBlogCrew application video, the one thing our guest room lacked was attractive lighting. My mom gave us this chandelier, which came out of her former dressing room before a renovation, but I never really loved the brushed nickel.

So I pulled out a can of gold spray paint and got to work:)


I swapped out the old tube thingys (seriously, do they have a name?) to fresh white ones, installed new bulbs and added a light teal ribbon to the trim of some linen shades I found at Lowe’s (only $3 each!) with my glue gun.


And finally, respecting the power of electricity completely I basically shut down the entire house and installed the chandelier. Doesn’t it look so lovely!? I love it.



  1. by Danica on October 19, 2013  5:39 pm Reply

    WOW! I love it! When we bought the new house they left one very similar now I am really glad I didn't through it out!

    • by Heather on October 19, 2013  5:48 pm Reply

      Thanks Danica:)! I love what a little paint can do!

  2. by Lisa Mackay on October 21, 2013  12:49 pm Reply

    This is gorgeous! Came by your blog via the facebook group and I LOVE it - what a cool format you have. I have a feeling I'll be stuck on here for a while! You're def going in my reader. :)

    • by Heather on October 21, 2013  12:57 pm Reply

      wow! Thanks so much Lisa!:) really appreciate it:)

  3. by Jo-Anna on October 21, 2013  1:00 pm Reply

    It looks great! What a pretty room! Don't you just love the power of paint?!

    • by Heather on October 21, 2013  1:01 pm Reply

      thanks so much Jo-Anna! agree completely - the power of paint is awesome!

  4. by PersonallyAndrea on October 21, 2013  1:16 pm Reply

    The teal ribbon makes it perfect! Nice upcycle.

    • by Heather on October 21, 2013  1:44 pm Reply

      thanks Andrea! I thought it was a nice finishing touch:)

  5. by Amy | Love On Sunday Blog on October 21, 2013  3:04 pm Reply

    I love the chandelier! The teal ribbon is super cute and complements your room so nicely.

    • by Heather on October 21, 2013  3:26 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Amy!

  6. by Kim Griffin on October 21, 2013  9:13 pm Reply

    Great redo on the chandelier - you called it right painting it gold!

    • by Heather on October 21, 2013  9:20 pm Reply

      thanks Kim! I did debate white, but wanted the warmth of the gold:)

  7. by Michelle on October 22, 2013  12:54 am Reply

    Spray paint makes so many things better :)
    Good job - I love the added ribbon - it makes such a difference!

    • by Heather on October 22, 2013  6:52 am Reply

      Thanks so much Michelle:)

    • by Heather on October 22, 2013  1:27 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Tash!

  8. by Tia on October 22, 2013  2:58 pm Reply

    A sweet finishing detail, Heather! Looks great with that wall colour

    • by Heather on October 22, 2013  3:06 pm Reply

      thanks so much Tia!

  9. by Alex on October 22, 2013  4:54 pm Reply

    I just tried painting a chandelier for Halloween and it was a nightmare. So next time I am just going to get you to do it for me. :)

    • by Heather on October 22, 2013  7:12 pm Reply

      LOL:)! sorry to hear it didn't turn out as planned - give it another shot - you might get lucky:) H

  10. by Natalie on October 24, 2013  12:57 pm Reply

    Hi Heather,
    Stopping by from the Canadian Belles FB page. I love what you did to this old chandelier! Looks perfect in this room... And that art work behind the bed is amazing! A DIY?


    • by Heather on October 24, 2013  2:07 pm Reply

      Hi Natalie! thanks so much for reading:)! yup - the painting is an original Heather;) LOL - you can read more about my artwork in the post called Original Artwork:)

  11. by Dani @ lifeovereasy on October 25, 2013  12:29 am Reply

    What a transformation! I love how the colours work in that room.

    • by Heather on October 25, 2013  9:37 am Reply

      thanks so much Dani:) it's one of my favourite rooms - I find the colours so relaxing.

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