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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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doogirl doogirl 8 years
I love this!
love the color!
vrosapastel89 vrosapastel89 8 years
nice job!! :)
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 8 years
So fun!
emalove emalove 8 years
Aw, pretty! It looks great. I love chandeliers, I have always had a bit of an obsession with them!
new new 8 years
wow it looks great
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
It came out lovely -- very girly/glam!
donnellyaa donnellyaa 8 years
I love this! I have had a thrifted chandelier sitting in my closet at my parent's place for a long time, just waiting for me to move to a place where I can make REAL changes without a landlord's permission first. One day....
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
:love: I adore it!!!
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ absolutely gorgeous! I just blogged about a chandelier i adored but this is definitely a cute cheaper option x it looks great too in the 'mid' stages when painted white x definitely keeping this in mind for when i FINALLY get my own place :) casasugar is just constant teasing and reminding that I don't!
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