Lighten a chandelier with Colorantic Paint

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Lighten a chandelier

Recently, we were offered a chandelier. It had been collecting dust in the attic, and we thought we would find it a place of its own. This is what I did. I installed it above my freshly furnished dining room, but something annoyed me every time I looked at it. It was too heavy in our decor. So I thought I would lighten it up with a restoration.

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I first removed the 5 glass shades and proceeded to clean it with the cleaner & varnish remover. I left it on and rinsed 3 times until the soap was completely removed.

Once cleaned and dried, I gave a coat of Colorantic oil primer, to ensure good adhesion of the paint to the surface. Primer is important, especially when working on an usual surface.

 

Using the oval paintbrush, I applied a single coat of Cotton Ball paint. I really liked the effect of seeing the original colour come through some spots, which already gave it the rustic look I was looking for. In order to perfectly match the look of my dining room, I accentuated the old-fashioned effect by sanding in a few places at random.

 

Using a dry cloth, I removed the dust caused by the sanding, so that it was quite clean before applying the final touch. Throughout the upgrading, the chandelier was suspended, in order to have 360-degree access to it. To conclude this nice transformation, I wanted to protect it without contact, to avoid drips and above all, not to forget little nooks and crannies I used a spray laquer .

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So here is a chandelier which, in a few simple steps, has taken on a new look and has taken the place of what it was intended for it!

Lisa-Marie Pouliot

Bois de Lilas

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Lisa-Marie Pouliot

Lisa-Marie Pouliot from Bois de Lilas, is an expert in furniture recycling! Mother of 4 young children, she has devoted her entire time to them for 2 years. Owner of an ancestral house for these 2 years, finding herself there full time and imagining projects in them constantly, gave her the taste to get started through his daily hubbub. She likes the old-fashioned style. She started to restore furniture, complete rooms of her old house as well as projects for those around her. With Lisa-Marie Pouliot, what you already have is enough. Chalk based paints, brushes and hours of fun are waiting for you to transform a decor! Recycling furniture is also about giving life! Because yes, we can make new with old. Whether it is a piece of furniture, a wall or a decorative piece! Having a sober decor with a subtle touch of colour is also seeing life in pink! Want to read to inspire you for your recycling projects? Read our Blog section on the Colorantic website! She created her account Instagram & Facebook Bois de Lilas, to show the progress of what she is doing. Follow her on social media accounts to get updates on her new creations. https://www.facebook.com/Boisdelilas https://www.instagram.com/boisdelilas/  

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