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Two Knots 10-07-2013 06:35 PM

Spray Painted Chandlier
We have this old chandlier that was real shiney brass.
All I ever did to clean it was to use a soft undershirt.

It was in perfect condition and I loved it, but the shiney
brass is out of style...Not that I care what's in and what's out,
but, it was in your face 'bright.' :eek:

So, I bought Rust-olium antique hammered bronze... and said, I hope we've not going to mess this up!
He said, so we'll buy a new one...but, really
that outcome was not what I wanted. I love the style of this one...

So we took it out on the deck, hung it from the Pergola, said a Hail Mary
:) and started spraying...three or four thin coats later, I was happy.
I even painted the cloth shades, a bronze craft paint on the outside and gold on the inside.
The gold paint I bought from Home Depot, I've used
for many things...but that's another story. I'll get the pic's.

Two Knots 10-07-2013 06:43 PM

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WE painted the chaddy and shades about 5 or 6 years ago.

These pics are from May 2012...

Two Knots 10-07-2013 06:44 PM

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This is it lit..

Two Knots 10-07-2013 06:46 PM

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close up

Two Knots 10-07-2013 06:51 PM

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Here is the paint...I mixed the craft paint with a few colors to get the correct bronze color for the shades...
the super lite gold leaf paint is from Home depot --and it's the existing color(I didn't mess with it)

forcedreno2012 10-07-2013 09:13 PM

TK - Saw you mention this on the other thread. Will no longer overlook the brass fixtures on CL now.

Very nice job. Really turned out well. Looks like one of those bazillion dollar ones you see on what I call the "looking at sites" (because I will never afford one lol.


Two Knots 10-07-2013 09:54 PM


Originally Posted by forcedreno2012 (Post 1250884)
TK - Saw you mention this on the other thread. Will no longer overlook the brass fixtures on CL now.

Very nice job. Really turned out well. Looks like one of those bazillion dollar ones you see on what I call the "looking at sites" (because I will never afford one lol.


thanks Robyn, I did a brass coach light in our bathroom at the same time.
This is a coach light that we took down every Spring to polish it. What a PITA.
I sprayed it and it looks great, and it's exposed to temperature swings
and humidity...The best thing is no more polishing brass, now all I do is
feather dust it. It's a pleasure.
I also did one lamp in our den. In the LR we have 5 lamps,
Three of them painted -- Two in gold and one in bronze.

alexjoe 10-08-2013 11:13 AM

It dazzled the eyes and looking nice.

Blondesense 10-08-2013 12:43 PM

Very nice!

I did the same thing with our bathroom fixtures. Bought them for half price on clearance and totally changed the look with a can of Rustoleum Hammered Finish spray paint. I did a light sanding on mine first, but they were no where near as ornate as yours.

Two Knots 10-08-2013 01:11 PM

thanks, Alexjoe and Blondsence...

Seems like all us that are into decorating think the same.
As I said, I spray painted my bathroom coach light, and the old brass
towel bar and toilet paper holder too.

That's funny that you bought new stuff and bought it home and spray
painted it...I did the same with a little lamp I bought for our LR...
It was black and I took it home and sprayed it antique bronze.
Also our son gave us a brass log holder...I never used it cause
it didn't go in our FR...last winter I brought it up from the basement
and used the bronze paint on it.

Btw...that gold leaf paint that I bought at Home Depot is fantastic...
I have a big ceramic fish that had orange and green in it -- didn't
really go in our DR even though I had it on the table for five years
cause it was a gift from our son...about a year ago I painted it gold
and copper and it came out really nice.
I'll get a pic of it either later or tomorrow.

We should make this a spray paint thread...
please post your spray painted projects or hand
painted projects too..It would be fun to
see them all.

DIYGIRL123 10-09-2013 09:08 AM

TwoKnots, You are SO talented...the chandlier looks beautiful. Only you would have thought up painting the shades too! With such beautiful results, I'm going to reconsider painting that range hood.

kimberland30 10-09-2013 11:18 AM

Exactly what DIYGirl said. The fixture looks amazing...I'm a big fan of spray paint and use it all the time. I once bought a statue from a yard sale that would have been perfect in my brother's house, but it was pink. So I bought it and took it home, spray painted primer on it, then shot it with the stone-type spray paint to make it look like a scupture, and it came out amazingly. I love Rustoleum's hammered finishes, I've used several cans to bring new life into patio furniture.

I would have never thought to paint the shades. I probably would have just went out and bought new ones hoping they'd match. :) Very clever!

Two Knots 10-09-2013 11:41 AM

ha,ha, :laughing:
These were new...but, they were white, that's why I painted them. :yes:

The outside of the shade is fabric, the inside a hard material.
The gold on the inside reflects daylight beautifully, and the bronze
outside is a lovely soft color.
The outside is now hard as well from the paint.
All I do now is dust them. So far they still look great - six years later.

I'll have to show you a light I painted, right home from purchasing
it from the store...

Come on everyone post your painted treasures on this thread.

Two Knots 10-12-2013 10:39 AM

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Ok, nobody has any painted things to show off besides me???

Here is the painted fish that I painted gold --it sits under the painted chandlier. :)

The fish was a present from our son, from a trip he took.
The face was orange and the body was green.

It didn't go well with our other colors in the room.
So, I painted it with the gold leaf paint from Home Depot
about 0ne year ago. Everything that's gold was painted,
the blue in the center is original.
I never knew you could paint glazed ceramics.

The wood stuff in the fish is all from our garden...branches
from the walking stick tree, Pods from the lotus flowers, etc...
At Christmas time I pull out all the silk flowers and add
silk Pointsettas.

feng shui tip...
Fish is considered good luck in a home! The face should never point
towards a door, or you good luck will travel out the door.

Two Knots 10-12-2013 02:19 PM

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Ok, here's another painted project...I found this lamp at Home Goods
for 10.00 on a discount table... The size was perfect, and the shade
was a lovely shape with a swirly beaded and sequins design on the shade.

There were two things that were fugly though, first the lamp was black,
and second the shade was too short for the lamp.

I took it home and first spray painted it with the antique hammered
bronze paint, then applied some the Home Depot gold paint on a rag
and rubbed it on lightly. Then hot glued my favorite fringe on the bottom
of the shade to both lenghten it and to kick it up a notch.
I love this little lamp...all I have in it is a 15watt chandlier bulb.

I have another little candle lamp that goes back to my childhood, that I painted.

I'll take a pic of that next.

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