A whimsical chandelier makeover for spring can breathe new life into your room. Today I’m sharing some simple ways to add fun touches to your chandelier and there are no special skills required. I’ve done this technique on my vintage chandelier, but you can use these ideas on a variety of fixtures and the best part is that they are temporary and easy!
I’m excited to share this with you today as part of Tana’s Home Décor Craft + DIY Tour, and if you’re coming over from my talented friend Janine at HappyHappyNester …welcome! I love my dining room chandelier and yes, it’s vintage…which is no surprise. I am totally passionate about a good vintage mix! When I was given this old Italian chandelier by a fellow antique dealing friend it was naked and about to be tossed. Someone had stripped the crystals (gah!) and I carefully embellished it with antique crystals and strands bringing it back to life. I’ve had this one now for a long time and don’t plan on changing it out to something modern. Lighting like this stands the test of time. Why not have some fun though from season to season and change it up?
Chandelier Makeover – Vintage Wallpaper
I collect (hoard;-) vintage wallpaper rolls and use vintage wallpaper for various projects. Find six more ideas HERE if you have old papers around your home. Isn’t this 1940’s paper pretty and feminine? Give me all the pink flowers and do it now!
I’ve done a two fold project here and these are the supplies:
- Chandelier crystals
- Chandelier candle covers
- Vintage paper (wallpaper, old sheet music or even paper napkins!)
- Mod Podge or white school glue
- Ruler, pencil, sharp scissors, foam brush
- Glass paint
I like to work in production-line fashion when working on a project like this. Take your chandelier crystals and trace around them with a pencil on your wallpaper. In this project you’d want to see how the pattern will show, so do your tracing pattern side up. Then carefully cut your pieces and apply to the back of the crystal by dipping the foam brush in Mod Padge and brushing onto your wallpaper piece. Use your fingers to press down and smooth out any air pockets. Once dry you can poke a pin in any air bubbles and then coat the back with a coat of Mod Podge (or white glue). Let dry and hang on your chandelier!
Give it your own touch by using a variety of patterns or mixing in with colored crystals of a similar hue.
I painted the pink crystals above with glass paint and have more instructions IN THIS POST about that easy process. If you have glass or crystal bobeches and you’d like to add color…it will really change the look of a chandelier. These are easily found at flea markets and sometimes yard sales and thrift shops.
For my chandelier makeover for spring I used more of that pretty vintage wallpaper and used the same technique to glue paper onto new plastic chandelier covers. Use one of them as a template and trace onto the paper and then cut and glue with Mod Podge.
The pink beading is temporary and was in my stash of supplies and it’s just another fun way to do a chandelier makeover for spring!
I think that the additions to the chandelier just make it pop for spring. The PINK gives a feminine but not overstated look and most of all you can adjust to your own style!
Next in the tour is Christina from CGHomeInteriors, so please pop over to see what she’s sharing, as well as my other friends!