I've been getting a lot of flack from my family regarding my dining room chandelier. They think it belongs in a haunted house. Or a junkyard.
Although their disapproval initially made me second-guess myself, I still think it's a pretty cool chandy.
However, there was one small thing that bothered me about it... the candle sleeves. I'm sure the intent was to make them appear aged, but I found the gold color too jarring and distracting. So, I decided to make them more to my liking with a bit of spray paint.
You can try this at home if your candle sleeves need a color update or if they've gotten "burnt" looking over the years.
I just removed the lightbulbs and gently slid the candle sleeves off. (Mine required a little tugging and twisting). Just be careful.
Once the sleeves are removed, you will need to come up with an ingenious contraption to hold the sleeves in place while you spray paint them.
You may be shocked to know that I don't have an engineering degree when you get a look at my invention...
Green tea bottles weighted down with rocks and pierced with large twigs. Patent pending.
Since it was 8 below outside, I took my contraption down to the basement workroom.
I sprayed the sleeves with Krylon ivory spray paint. One coat got the job done.
When they were dry, I slipped them back on the chandelier.
And perhaps a bit less "haunted" looking?
Not sure about that. You'd have to ask my family :)