DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp!

This chandelier adds old world elegance to any space. Learn how to make it yourself by following this simple DIY!

We love going to the thrift store, and who doesn’t? There are so many cool items that can be found there, and all they need is a little paint and TLC! Scour your local thrift store for a chandelier and transform it into an expensive-looking antique!

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget1The first thing you need is the chandelier of course! Check your local thrift store, or find one on Craigslist!

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget2Begin by sanding down the chandelier, removing all traces of paint. Take a can of spray paint and give the chandelier 2-3 coats of paint. Allow it to dry between coats.

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget4If you want the chandelier to look like it has real candles, you can add silicone dipped light bulbs for a realistic effect.

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget6To soften the nutmeg brown paint, whitewash over the wood and metal areas. You can do this by watering down white paint, brushing it on, then wiping it off. To complete the look, add a coat of brown glaze to give it an old world look.

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget7To finish the look, you can add these cute wooden danglers to hang from the chandelier. These were found at a rummage sale, cut in half, and painted the same way as the chandelier. They were attached by inserting a screw with an eye at the top.

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget8The final step is to rewire the chandelier if needed and hang it up! Hang it in your living room, or above your dining room table! It’s the perfect finishing touch to any shabby home!

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget9

DIY: Make This Gorgeous Old World Lamp! spray paint antique thirft store budget10Photos and idea: Reloved Rubbish.

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