I was surprised to find the exact same vintage chandelier twice! remember the first one I found and painted turquoise (click here to see it)? I bought the first one for $5 and this one was only $3 at a different yard sale.
I could not find the before pictures of the second chandelier, but since it is the same as the previous one, here is the picture of the first chandelier before I painted it turquoise.
It was just a plain, little, iron chandelier, when I found it.
This morning, as the sunlight was brilliantly filtering through the trees, I decided to take my finished, crystal chandelier on a nature hike down to the creek for a little photo shoot.
I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Paris Gray to start the transformation. I had already primed the chandelier before I bought the Chalk Paint, but I do not think there is a need to do that because Chalk Paint adheres to metal. I used a little bit of dark wax over the Paris Gray paint to give the chandelier more depth.
I ordered 30 vintage crystals for a vintage chandelier I am redoing for my kitchen. I had a few extra that I hung from the center of this mini chandelier. I ordered the crystal strands from Gallery, which is the cheapest place I could find them online.
I just love how chandeliers look hanging outside, from tree branches.
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