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Recycling a chandelier

We had recently been given an old chandelier. Because this one was gathering dust in an attic, and we thought I’d find him a place of his own. That’s what I did: I installed it above my freshly furnished dining room. But something kept bothering me every time I looked at him. And it was too heavy for our decor. So I recycled a chandelier with Colorantic products.


Here are the products you’ll need to recycle a chandelier


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

In fact, once it was thoroughly cleaned and dried, I applied a coat of Colorantic oil primer to ensure that the paint adhered well to the surface. And priming is important, especially when we’re not working on a regular surface.


And using the oval brush, I applied a single coat of Boule de Coton paint.
In fact, I really liked the effect of catching a glimpse of the original color through certain areas. And that already gave it the rustic look I was looking for. Then I accentuated the old-fashioned effect by sandblasting in a few random places. To perfectly match the look of my dining room.


Then, using a dry cloth, I removed the dust caused by the sanding, so that it would be nice and clean before applying the final touch. And throughout the refurbishment, the chandelier was suspended for 360-degree access.
Then to conclude this pretty transformation, I wanted to protect it without contact, to avoid backstage. And above all, not to forget the little nooks and crannies. So I protected it with a spray lacquer.


Finally, here’s a chandelier that, in a few simple steps, has been given a new look and taken its rightful place!

Lisa-Marie Pouliot

Bois de Lilas


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