This is actually a redo of an earlier makeover. Probably about 6 years or so, I spray painted this old chandelier white and added some solar lights to it. It hung by the front door at our old house and looked so pretty. Now, after all those years, this solar light chandelier wasn’t so pretty. Time and weather had taken it’s toll on it, and now it was mostly shabby without any chic. Most of the lights didn’t work anymore, and one had even broken off.
So, first things first, I took it down and wiped off all the spider webs. Then, I took a metal brush and scrubbed all the flaking paint off. Now, there’s two ways I could have approached this: #1. Scrape/sand off every single bit of old paint and rust to achieve a the most perfect and beautiful finish possible. OR #2. Just get it done…. And as quickly as possible. I chose #2.
Then I took it apart, removed all the glass prisms and spray painted the whole thing. I used this spray paint. Is my spray paint job perfect? Ummm… not quite. Is it done? YES! Does it look better than before? YES x 1000!
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Then, I reassembled everything. The solar lights are from Dollar Tree and they fit in perfectly. The original ones were from Dollar Tree, as well. I just used hot glue to secure them. I had used hot glue before and they were still stuck in there, so I decided to use it again.
And then I hung this solar light chandelier on a hook in the back yard. For now, it’s right across from the patio door, where I can look out and see it all the time.
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