This is one of the first things I did when we moved into our house and it didn’t start out as a DIY project at all. Initially I hated this chandelier and was simply going to take it down and replace it with something else but my mom was visiting, and we decided, on a whim, to get a little creative before spending to money on a new chandelier. What the heck…why not, right?
I apologize up front for the “before” photo. Since I didn’t know it would be a DIY project, I wasn’t exactly prepared…
Once we disconnected the chandelier, and stared at it on the ground for a while, we decided it might look completely different in a new color. This was such a random and un-thought-out project that the steps are as simple as it can get and kind of turned out as the easiest update ever.
semi-gloss interior paint in your color choice
There are many different sizes and styles of ceiling medallion on Lowes.com and they are fairly easy to install. Once the light fixture is taken down, the medallion is secured directly into the ceiling and the light fixture can be put right back.
I didn’t do any prep to the chandelier itself before painting. Depending on what material it is made of, you may want to apply one coat of primer first. It took just 2 coats of black semi-gloss paint fully coat the fixture. Then I replaced the frosted glass light bulb covers (these can easily be updated as well, home improvement stores have many different shapes and sizes) and voila! a beautifully updated light fixture.