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Revamping A Chandelier with Rust-Oleum

Posted By Tara Kuczykowski On May 10, 2013 @ 11:53 pm In living on less | No Comments

We've been in our house for a little over a year now, and we've slowly been switching out the light fixtures. I prefer fixtures that are a little unique and eclectic, like this beautiful raindrop chandelier that's in our dining room and this capiz pendant light that's above our kitchen table.

I've been looking high and low for a chandelier to replace the builder's grade fixture hanging in our entryway. I'm just not a huge fan of the bronzy color or the vanilla look it has, but I've yet to find a fixture that I absolutely adore for under several thousand dollars.

Since I'm not prepared to spend that kind of money on a chandelier any time soon (or ever!), I figured I'd see what a new coat of paint would do for it.

Luckily, my wonderful husband agreed to help me out with this project -- especially since there was no way I was climbing our 17-foot A-frame ladder to take down the chandelier. The chandelier was easy to take apart, which made painting it really simple.

We wiped it down to remove the dust, and then gave it a coat of white Rust-Oleum primer to start, just to make sure the paint would adhere and that the color would apply evenly.

Inspired by a chair in our living room, we picked up new Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X in lagoon at Walmart, a fun teal shade. The great thing about this spray paint is that it features Double Cover Technology to cover twice the square footage of other general purpose spray paints, which would explain why I still have a second can of spray paint leftover that we didn't have to use. This stuff really works!

While it's still not the fixture I would choose, it's definitely something I can live with for awhile. I love the funky, bright color, and I've totally fallen in love with this new Rust-Oleum American Accents spray paint. I'm already wandering around this house wondering what else I can revive with a new coat of paint.

Have you revamped anything in your home with spray paint recently?

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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