How to update an old chandelier
Here is a quick and easy way to paint an old chandelier.
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I made some new friends from HomeRight at the Haven conference this year. They sent me their finish max super paint sprayer and spray shelter to give it a try. I have never used a paint sprayer before. I never tried painting a light fixture either. This was going to be a first all the way around. When I first got it in the mail I thought it looked like it was going to be hard to figure out. But I looked over the directions and read a blog post. After that, it was very easy to use.
So let’s start at the beginning. I bought this on clearance over 10 years ago. I get it two-tone so it would match whatever I was doing at the time.
My husband took it down for me. So while I sat on the floor with it while I watched tv. I cleaned it off. Took off all the globes. Gave it a light sanding and cleaned it off again.
Then I taped off the socket so the paint would not get in. I tore it little sections so it would curve around.
Next, I got the pant sprayer ready. I added 1/4 cup of water with the white Bear paint I got at Home Depot. Put the mix into the sprayers bowl. I made sure the tip on the gun was the one I needed. The break down is in the directions. I sprayed the grass a little until I got spray right.
The tent pops up. Easy, done. The hook is the one for plants I had in the front yard.
It took 2 coats. I used the drying time on the paint can. That was a 45 min wait. I had a heavy hand so there were a few runs in the paint. I just sanded over that before the 2ed coat.
The hard part was getting my husband back up. LOL
I hope you enjoyed this easy update!
If you stayed this long you get the fun pictures!!
my son saying he helped!!
I’m going to sneeze. LOL!
my husband telling me “work it girl” I look like
Hope you had a good laugh! Have a great day!!