DIY: Cheap & Cheerful Chandelier Makeover

February 24, 2014

This DIY makeover cost me $0.13 in paint and 2 hours of time. We moved into our house in Holyrood, Newfoundland 4 years ago and with the exception of my art studio and the kitchen, we kept the colours & fixtures that came with the house. As an Artist & Interior Dec/Designer, now is the time for a décor change…with a high return on investment.

1. OUTDATED DINING ROOM CHANDELIER MAKEOVER: BEFORE. Our old brass chandelier semi-blocking the view from our kitchen to the pond - needs to 'disappear'.

Our old brass chandelier semi-blocking the view from our kitchen to the pond – needs to ‘disappear’.


2. OUTDATED DINING ROOM MAKEOVER: BEFORE. Stripped of its 'diamonds', dusted and ready for some makeup :)

Stripped of its ‘diamonds’, dusted and ready for some makeup 🙂


3. OUTDATED DINING ROOM MAKEOVER: BEFORE. Rather than disconnecting the light, I painted it in situ.

Rather than disconnecting the light, I painted it in situ.

I used flat interior paint to antique the chandelier so that it would blend with the walls and visually disappear more.


Going from old brass to fresh antiqued Cloud White.


THE FINAL! A 'new-to-us' chandelier to tie in with our new 'lakeside cottage' decor, I antiqued our brass chandelier to twinkle and blend into the surrounding so that our view of the pond is the focus.

THE FINAL! A ‘new-to-us’ chandelier to tie in with our new ‘lakeside cottage’ décor, I antiqued our brass chandelier to twinkle and blend into the surroundings so that our view of the pond is the focus.

kapb_headshot_-_rounded_cornersArtist Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara – Experience Newfoundland & life through my artist eyes. Born and raised here on this big rock in the Atlantic Ocean. After my Fine Arts degree and Interior Decorating, lived away for ages. In 2009 moved back with new appreciation for this place. Come hang out and explore with me. Sign up for your Piece of Pye newsletter & art prizes!

4 comments

    1. I hear ya. It is intimidating but then it’s like tattoos…once you get started, you can’t stop 😉 I am a painting machine. Over the next while I will post all the things I have painted in our house from hardware, to cabinets, to art frames. Has saved me tons of money.

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