Brassy to Sassy: Chandelier Makeover

Isn't it fun to take something not so pretty and make it fabulous??  

About two weeks ago I found this chandelier at a yard sale.  

"How much do you want for it?" I asked the man.
"Oh, I don't know, how much will you give me for it?"
"How about a dollar?"
"Great!", he said.  "I'm just happy to have someone take it off my hands!"  
Happy buyer and happy seller....love it when that happens!

So I took her home, hung her outside on the clothesline and gave her two coats of Rust-Oleum Metal Primer (grey) and then two coats of some Rust-Oleum red spray paint that I already had.  I forgot to look at the color before I threw it away though!!  (Next time I am at the store, I will check the name...promise!) Update: Made a Wally World trip and the color is "Regal Red."  On this particular paint can, the name is on the UPC code.  

*Just a tip...don't skip the primer!  I ruined a chandelier last year by skipping this step!  Grrr!

{Will definitely be making a chain cover ASAP!}

We replaced the nasty light fixture in the laundry room/mud room with this chandy.  I love having this pop of color in a place that needs a little fun, because let's face it...the laundry room is NOT my favorite place to go! =)  

{This red chandelier makes me smile!}
And just for fun, here's a sneak peak at a corner of my laundry/mud room that is a work in progress...can't wait to show you when it is finally finished!

What have you spray painted lately?  Any fun makeovers in the works?


  1. Awesome and fun! what a great addition to the laundry room...

    Have a lovely day!

  2. So pretty!! I love it! Love the idea of putting something so fun in such a "nonfun" place like the laundry room!

  3. lovely....

    I wish I would of thought of this! We removed 2 from our house, hmmmm maybe I can get them back from the in-laws, lol!! ~maybe!

    thank you for the comment on my denim bibs!!

    new follower!

  4. hey girl! I JUST spray painted an old chandelier red too!!!! Though, mine isn't hung yet... :( I'd love for you to share this over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays (link is open for another day) over on Kammy's Korner! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-to-treasure-tuesday-link-party-2.html

    Then hopefully someday soooooon I'll be posting my brassy to sassy! haha

  5. Laine, I'm your newest follower - been looking at your blog for awhile now and I'm LOVING it!!! Thanks so much for linking up at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner!!

  6. So super cute and creative.. Love this idea.. I would LOVE for you to link it to my Pin Inspirational Thursday's creative party happening now pweeease.. Via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html ..Wishing you a great Thursday.. M

  7. This is tooo fun, Laine! Can't believe you got it for $1.00!! Awesome! I would never have thought to paint it red but it looks like it is going to go great in your laundry/mud room.

  8. Love what you did. I have one like this hanging around my house. I got to rewire it, can you direct me?


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