Updating chandelier

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Complete a kitchen or dining room with this impressive ceiling light from the Milbury ...This chandelier features two lights in overlapping shades that extend from a center rod of polished nickel finish metal.Chandeliers started to make an appearance in the homes of wealthy merchants from the 15th century, but it wasn’t until the early 18th century that advances in glass-making technology saw the emergence of thousands of cut-glass and lead-crystal chandeliers in ballrooms and drawing rooms throughout Europe and America. They have the ability to confer instant glamour upon a space, whatever your choice of decor.Designers make chandeliers in materials ranging from paper and ceramics to fibre-optics; go for a classic crystal look or choose a minimal modern piece.And of course glossy (or matte) black or white always works. You don’t want those getting all gunked up with spray paint. Apply two or three super-thin and even coats of spray primer followed by three or four just-as-thin-and-even coats of spray paint (we used Gloss Purple by Rust-Oleum’s Painter’s Touch).If you know how to use a can of Aquanet (point, shoot, and always keep that can moving), you can use spray paint (same exact premise—just keep that can in motion, baby). After paint dries fully, bribe an electrically savvy friend to come hang it for you or look up a nice video tutorial on You Tube.Warm and earthy, the Austin transitional 5-light chandelier by Troy Lighting is romantic hand-forged sophistication for your home.

* Paints are available from hardware stores, while light shades are available from homeware or lighting stores.

Follow directions on tin then allow to dry for 1 hour. Allow to dry for 10 minutes then apply additional coats (it’s better to apply several light coats rather than one heavy coat).

Follow directions on the box, or refer to sketch in Step 1, to assemble your chandelier then add candleclip shades to each light bulb.

And they’ll definitely look like you spent a lot more by the time you’re done making them over. Head to the home-improvement store and grab a can of spray primer and a can of bold fruit-colored spray paint, like plum, watermelon, lemon yellow, clementine, or lime green (the list goes on).

A color that’s a little more subdued, like deep indigo, eggplant, dark emerald, or charcoal, could be awesome too. Remove the bulbs and cover the sockets where the bulbs go with painter’s tape to protect them.

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