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Thrift Store Chandelier Makeover for $15

How to get this thrift store chandelier makeover for $15

If you have been following my blog posts, you might have seen some of the projects I’ve been creating in my budget-friendly home makeover.

I was on a mission to create a beautiful home with a coastal flair without breaking the bank.

I bought this chandelier at a Habitat For Humanity for $15. My goal was to use coastal colors and twine to give it a beachy feel.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15

This is what it looked like when I bought it. The size was perfect, and I loved the metal shade. It just needed a little color and twine to bring it to life.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15

The first thing I did was spray paint it with a copper spray paint.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15 by Cheryl Phan @ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Then I added coastal colors such as dark blue, white and teal chalk paint to make it look like a patina finish. (I make my own chalk paint) It’s super easy. Using a sea sponge, I drabbed the paint on the shade and while it was wet, I sprayed a little water to blend the colors together. Don’t spray to much water a light squire will do the trick. If it is too runny, use your sea sponge to dab off the excess.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15 by Cheryl Phan @ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Here is a close up of how it should look. Don’t overdo it. You want the copper to come through.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15 by Cheryl Phan @ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Once it dries you can add rope (Twine) This was the added touch that gave it a beachy feel.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15 by Cheryl Phan @ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Then I used a glue gun to apply the twine. I also wrapped the twine all the way up to the medallion to hide the wires.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15 by Cheryl Phan @ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Apply the glue and wrap the twine and hold it for a minute for it to harden.

Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15 by Cheryl Phan @ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

What a transformation! Hope this was an inspiration.

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Thrift store chandelier makeover for $15 by Cheryl Phan @ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Cheryl PhanThrift Store Chandelier Makeover for $15