Chandelier Before And After

by Sherry

The previous owners of our house had splurged on many upgrades.  Lighting was not one of those!  I knew every single chandelier,  hall light, ceiling fan, and bathroom light had to go.  Changing thirteen light fixtures is not cheap and I had to get resourceful.  Now there are only twelve more to go…uugh.

I found this chandelier at Home Depot where it had been discontinued and reduced significantly.  It
has a woodgrain look, though a very strange orangecolor,  like many of the more expensive chandeliers and I knew some paint and Liming wax could pretty it up.


Here are the before and after pictures.
I’ll be back to tell you how I got this look with paint, Liming Wax and $2.99 craft supplies.
I can’t let you leave without showing you a close up of the vintage CREAM bowl filled with
marble eggs.

Thanks for visiting!


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Christy Little Our Southern Home October 3, 2014 - 11:08 am

It turned out beautifully!

Shelia October 3, 2014 - 11:08 am

Hi Sherry! Oh, you're good. The chandy looks so nice. That's an awesome task trying to find just the perfect light fixtures. We've just moved too and this house was stuck in the 80s with the wallpaper and paint to match. There's a chandy in my dining room that looks like a disco ball with crystals! 🙂 Love what you're doing.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

Renea Sinisgalli October 3, 2014 - 11:15 am

Love what you did to the chandelier! I am working on a similar project. Where did you get the wooden "bells"?

Di October 3, 2014 - 11:19 am

I love what you did, great job and thanks for sharing. I'm going to give that a try. [email protected]

My Cozy Casita October 3, 2014 - 11:41 am

Hi Sherry, welcome to Florida your home look beautiful I love the look on your chandelier I going to look on my HD to see if the have one here in Miami
what color and wax you used

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting October 3, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Sherry that turned out beautiful!! I'm dying to try that wax on something!

Laura @ Top This Top That October 3, 2014 - 12:02 pm

What a pretty piece. It looks. Great lightened up

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style October 3, 2014 - 12:08 pm

I love it and love those chairs!

Coastal Cottage Dreams October 3, 2014 - 12:54 pm


Wow you were lucky in finding a great chandelier at a great price! It looks great with the paint touches!

Lulu October 3, 2014 - 1:25 pm

You certainly got just the right look for your decor.

NanaDiana October 3, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Well, that light looks perfect now. I have painted lots of light fixtures over the years…it is one way to get what you really WANT without the price of a custom ordered fixture.

Good job AND I LOVE that cream bowl filled with those eggs. xo Diana

Deserae October 3, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Love your new light….it turned out fabulous. Your breakfast area is so pretty, LOVE those chairs too :o)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home October 3, 2014 - 3:43 pm

What a wonderful transformation! It looks very French now.

[email protected] October 3, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Isn't amazing what a little paint and wax will do. I have 5 chand's that I did that to.
Your's turned out so well – great job.
Love looking at the sale items – you find some great finds, sometimes.
Have a great weekend.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} October 3, 2014 - 6:47 pm

I didn't think it looked bad to begin with, but I do love what you've done to it! I would love to replace some light fixtures in my home with chandys but have to convince the husband first. Sounds like you got a great deal, good luck on all the rest:)

Mari October 3, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Great job on your chandy, it looks gorgeous….
Love your vibtage bowl with marbal eggs….


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions October 3, 2014 - 11:44 pm

I love your new chandelier, Sherry! It looks great in its new color. I may have to swing by my Home Depot and see if I can get lucky. I'd love to change out our dining room chandy.

[email protected] coastal-colors October 4, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Sherry, this is beautiful! I'm fascinated with liming wax, although, I haven't tried it yet. Your chandelier is a definitely a show piece in your room!

La Vie Quotidienne October 4, 2014 - 5:15 pm

How pretty! It looks completely different. I also love your egg bowl and the eggs ~

Leslie Harris October 4, 2014 - 5:48 pm

I'm so impressed with your Home Depot chandelier Sherry! It came out great!!

Anonymous October 4, 2014 - 8:32 pm

will the ever present candle bulb ever go away? gee, there are other ways to do this look.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa October 5, 2014 - 12:03 pm

All gorgeous! Love the chandelier and bowl with eggs. Your blue and white décor is so pretty. I have recently discovered how paint can change the look dramatically so I love these posts!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day October 7, 2014 - 1:18 am

Sherry it is beautiful!! What a great improvement. I can't wait to learn your technique.

You whole room is so inviting and the bowl of marble eggs…sweet. Though I'm thinking it might take two people to lift the bowl. 😉 Maybe?

Thanks so much for sharing your Great Idea with us here at Project Inspire{d}!

Chatfield Court October 7, 2014 - 9:05 am

Love your new chandy. I can't wait to see how you did it. Thanks for sharing. -Kristi

[email protected] October 7, 2014 - 10:15 am

This is fantastic! I'm totally inspired. I have a small chandelier that I want to reuse in my powder room and this look might work. This is going in the project file 🙂

CONNIE CHUHA October 8, 2014 - 1:18 am

It was pretty before and you managed to make it even prettier. What a great job.

Curtains in My Tree October 8, 2014 - 3:33 pm

I love your decor in that room the blue and white and all the ironstone with the names on it like your Cream bowl
and the chandelier is so much better suited to your lovely room now
Love it all

[email protected] Designs October 10, 2014 - 4:10 am

Just love the way it turned out…beautiful job Sherry!

Miss Kitty October 16, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Gosh, I missed seeing this post so I'm glad that you did a recap so I could find it. I had the same problem with finding drops to help make a chandy look more antique. I wondered how those little dodads from the craft store would look and now (thanks to you) I know that it would work!


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