Change is afoot in our bedroom! Last year I picked up the most gorgeous antique mirror while home in Savannah. I has finally been hung in the master bedroom and is just stunning. Buttttt…. as often happens, that change has led to a slew of others. There was really nothing wrong with the bedroom before. In fact, I pretty much loved it. But, I loved the mirror more and it needed a home. After living with the mirror (pics to come), I decided that the chandelier needed to be gold. It just wasn’t working with the mirror in it’s pewter-ish state.
So, Honey took it down and with two quick and easy steps, it now has a beautiful, authentic, antique gold finish. Here’s how:
STEP 1: SPRAY
Give it a coat of paint with my favorite spray paint in gold leaf. While this works perfectly on smaller items, it just seemed too flat on the larger chandelier.
STEP 2: WAX
Rub on Annie Sloan’s dark wax! This is so quick and easy and really makes the chandelier gorgeous. I use a regular paint brush for this and did it while hanging up in the room. Use just a little at a time and have a towel or cloth to rub off the excess.
And here’s how the finished project turned out…
You can see the chalk painted dresser peeking out in the background here.
I bought the chandelier for next to nothing on ebay years ago, but I still loved its lines and didn’t see any need to replace it. This was the perfect, inexpensive (I already had the paint and wax from other projects so it was FREE for me!) and easy solution.
I had ordered new night stands but found out they are now on backorder until January. While I’m not sure what I’ll do about that, I’ve got other projects in here to keep plugging away at.
Stay updated here:
- Gorgeous new rug with amazing patina
- Chalk paint on the dresser
- 2 simple steps to an antique gold chandelier finish
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- Adding Blue Mikado accent plates for scale
- Flemish bedside chests
- Baby’s Bottom sheets
- DIY flower arranging tips from a novice
- Acrylic curtain rods
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