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Who doesn’t love a good freebie? When I saw this chandelier on my local Buy Nothing group, I instantly saw potential with its cute lace-like detail. I envisioned it in white, and decided to spray paint it.

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I knew I wanted it without the glass covering, so those were recycled. I took off the “candle stick” covers to spray white as well.

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Confession: I am learning that I am not very good at spray painting things. I either spray it too concentrated in one spot causing drips or over spray causing thick spots. This chandelier, being metal, plastic and wood was a challenge. I actually went through two different colors (I thought I wanted it antiquey-off-white and hated it so then had to spray the white over that).

It turned out pretty good, and sometimes being a little bad at something can turn into something good. My over spraying and thickening made a cracked look that made it look more aged! I will call that a win. DIY’ing is hard these days…

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Here is the light that was at the landing before (it used to have a smokey brown glass ball around it) that I absolutely hated.

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And here it is now!

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What did you think of this? Please share your thoughts, ideas and comments!