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Before and After: A Thrift Store Chandelier Goes Girly Glam

Super-creative blogger/knitter/crafter Vickie Howell stumbled across this dingy, dated chandelier in a thrift store. She was able to see beyond its faux gold exterior and see the treasure just waiting to be excavated. What I really love about her transformation of this chandelier is that instead of using toxic spray paint, she used less-toxic craft paint.

She writes, "The other bonus to using craft paints is that there are often more color choices than you'll find from their spray sisters. This leaves the creative doors open for you to decide whether you want to go white for a Shabby Chic look; silver for a more modern feel; or with a bold color for an urban eclectic vibe."

To see how the chandelier turned out,


I love this deep shade of pink; it adds a mysterious moodiness to this girly accent. What a great change! Check out the instructions for transforming your own thrifted chandelier here.


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