Homie Hook Up: DIY Chandelier Makeover

by Tuesday, October 11, 2016

HEY HOMIES!

Welcome to the blog!  Hopefully, you are visiting this tutorial because you just watched my first Homie Hook Up on my YouTube channel. My homie Destoni loved her bedroom.  She even cried #missionaccomplished. I am too juiced to share the tutorial on how to create most of the diys for her room.  First up, The old school chandelier makeover.

Here is a picture of the light fresh from Craigslist.  I purchased it for $25.

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I wanted to create a traditional yet modern piece so purchased this drum shade from IKEA to give the chandelier an updated look.

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First, remove the shades and any adornment you don’t want.

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I followed the directions to assemble the shade and made sure it fit around the chandelier.

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Hopefully, this piece comes standard with most old school chandeliers.  I unscrewed the top ring, so I could get the shade to lie flat against the flat surface.

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The ring is unscrewed so that the chain can be removed and prepped for spray painting.
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Now, the wires are exposed.

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I placed the shade back on to make sure I didn’t screw it up, and it came together just fine!img_2720

Now it’s time for painting! You want to make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and can hang the chandelier from something.  I strapped this thing to my garage door.img_2721

Make sure to stuff pieces of paper towel inside the tubes so spray paint won’t get inside and affect the electrical.

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First, I primed the chandelier with Rustoleum flat white primer and then let it dry for 30 minutes or so.

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Once the primer was dried, I used Rustoleum Orange spray paint in gloss to spray the chandelier, chain, and ceiling cover.  Remember not to spray too close, or you will get drips.

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Finally, I purchased and added new chandelier light bulbs, put the shade on, reattached the chain and ceiling cover and mounted it in my homie’s made over bedroom!

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Pictures with the light on.  This was on small task for us since we are not licensed electricians but got some advice and watched a few Youtube videos and made it work. *Tim Gunn voice*

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Thanks for reading!

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