Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: An Outdoor Chandelier {DIY Spray Paint}

Monday, June 6, 2011

An Outdoor Chandelier {DIY Spray Paint}

A few months ago…ok, more like 6 months ago I found a wrought iron chandelier for $15 at a local furniture store that was closing its doors. I thought it’d be perfect for our outdoor covered patio, but it just hung there for the past 6 months until I got around to do something with it.

And lucky for me, Krylon Crafts sent me 6 of their amazing products to use for my projects here around the house. Today’s post will feature one of those products, and I am thrilled with the results. As you all know, I love Krylon spray paint! I used it for my ribbon holder back in 2009 and for my DIY family artwork last year as well as various other projects here and there.

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Their products are easy to use, affordable and require no special skills. My cup of tea.

Here’s the chandelier I made over into something chic, girly and very Monica.

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Love the fleur de lis details.

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Where there are round platforms there is potential for candles. That is my motto.

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Here’s a pic of the product I used that was provided by Krylon. I chose it for 2 reasons- one being that it was made for outdoors. I live in South Texas where it is HOT. I wanted to make sure the spray paint would hold up well to being outdoors 24/7 in sweltering heat. The other reason is that it has a textured finished which would give my chandelier the rustic vibe I was going for, while still allowing me to have a metallic like finish/color.

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I attached this little adapter thingy which makes spray painting oh-so-easy. It was about $2 at Sherwin Williams and it fits onto most spray paint cans.

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I sprayed about 2 coats on the chandelier making sure to rotate it so I got all the sides. It’s shaped like a hexagon, so I flipped it 2 times and also sprayed the chain. I then hung it back up and let it dry overnight.

In the morning, I got up and I grabbed the 4 glass candle holders I bought from Wal-Mart. They were 88-cents each.

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This glue will glue ANYTHING together. Seriously- ANYTHING.

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I spread a ton of glue on the bottom of the candle holders and put them on their pedestal one-by-one.

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And then most people would have been done and called it a day, but I decided the chandelier needed some more pizazz. And I knew exactly where to add some:

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I went inside and grabbed my purple box of acrylic jewels/beads plus some floral wire and floral shears.

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Cut 24 pieces of 6-inch section of floral wire and threaded them with acrylic jewels. I think I bought these for my wedding in 2009 and never used them. Glad I kept them!

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Then I went back outside and wrapped the ends of the floral wire onto the chandelier. That easy- just wrap and then pinch the wire in place to make sure it’s on there. I did it this way so as not to be permanent if I ever change my mind about the jewels. It would be as easy as unwrapping the floral wire- lovely.

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And of course, I then used the E-6000 glue to adorn all the fleur de lis parts with round flat backed jewels:

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I love it! Such an easy project thanks to Krylon Crafts. What do you think? I think I need to get my hands on more of the spray paint I used because I’d love to spray paint our outdoor patio set to match the chandelier. It’s beautiful matte, silver, textured finish that would be lovely on furniture and other outdoor accessories. I have no doubts that the finish will hold up over time. Now I need to get the rest of my patio fixed up so I can light up those citronella votives and enjoy my gorgeous chandelier.

Stay tuned for more tutorials using products from Krylon Crafts. Also, make sure to follow them on Twitter. Unlike some companies, they do reply promptly to tweets, which I love and appreciate. <3

Cost:

Chandelier- $16 w/tax

Spray paint- sponsored by Krylon Crafts

Misc supplies (jewels, floral wire, glue)- had on hand

Candle holders- $4

Candles- $5 for 25 citronella tealights at World Market

Total cost= $25ish for a year-round outdoor chandelier

9 comments:

  1. wow that chandelier was a great find! Very unique piece to start with and you made it even better! Gotta love what great spray paint can do!

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  3. Beautiful! What a great addition to an outdoor space. I can just imagine great summer nights under candlelight.

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  4. I LOVE how it turned out, what a GREAT find!!
    ~cm

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  5. I just LOVE your blog and all that it has to offer the crafting/DIY community!! This outdoor chandelier is just FABULOUS. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, T

    ReplyDelete
  6. Fab.u.lous!! Love it, and those crystals were the perfect finishing touch!

    ReplyDelete

Monday, June 6, 2011

An Outdoor Chandelier {DIY Spray Paint}

A few months ago…ok, more like 6 months ago I found a wrought iron chandelier for $15 at a local furniture store that was closing its doors. I thought it’d be perfect for our outdoor covered patio, but it just hung there for the past 6 months until I got around to do something with it.

And lucky for me, Krylon Crafts sent me 6 of their amazing products to use for my projects here around the house. Today’s post will feature one of those products, and I am thrilled with the results. As you all know, I love Krylon spray paint! I used it for my ribbon holder back in 2009 and for my DIY family artwork last year as well as various other projects here and there.

image

image

Their products are easy to use, affordable and require no special skills. My cup of tea.

Here’s the chandelier I made over into something chic, girly and very Monica.

chandy1

chandy2

Love the fleur de lis details.

chandy3

chandy4

Where there are round platforms there is potential for candles. That is my motto.

chandy5

Here’s a pic of the product I used that was provided by Krylon. I chose it for 2 reasons- one being that it was made for outdoors. I live in South Texas where it is HOT. I wanted to make sure the spray paint would hold up well to being outdoors 24/7 in sweltering heat. The other reason is that it has a textured finished which would give my chandelier the rustic vibe I was going for, while still allowing me to have a metallic like finish/color.

chandy6

I attached this little adapter thingy which makes spray painting oh-so-easy. It was about $2 at Sherwin Williams and it fits onto most spray paint cans.

chandy7

I sprayed about 2 coats on the chandelier making sure to rotate it so I got all the sides. It’s shaped like a hexagon, so I flipped it 2 times and also sprayed the chain. I then hung it back up and let it dry overnight.

In the morning, I got up and I grabbed the 4 glass candle holders I bought from Wal-Mart. They were 88-cents each.

chandy8

This glue will glue ANYTHING together. Seriously- ANYTHING.

chandy9

I spread a ton of glue on the bottom of the candle holders and put them on their pedestal one-by-one.

chandy10

chandy11

chandy12

And then most people would have been done and called it a day, but I decided the chandelier needed some more pizazz. And I knew exactly where to add some:

chandy13

I went inside and grabbed my purple box of acrylic jewels/beads plus some floral wire and floral shears.

chandy14

Cut 24 pieces of 6-inch section of floral wire and threaded them with acrylic jewels. I think I bought these for my wedding in 2009 and never used them. Glad I kept them!

chandy15

chandy16

Then I went back outside and wrapped the ends of the floral wire onto the chandelier. That easy- just wrap and then pinch the wire in place to make sure it’s on there. I did it this way so as not to be permanent if I ever change my mind about the jewels. It would be as easy as unwrapping the floral wire- lovely.

chandy17

And of course, I then used the E-6000 glue to adorn all the fleur de lis parts with round flat backed jewels:

chandy18

chandy19

chandy20

DSC_0553

DSC_0557

chandy21

I love it! Such an easy project thanks to Krylon Crafts. What do you think? I think I need to get my hands on more of the spray paint I used because I’d love to spray paint our outdoor patio set to match the chandelier. It’s beautiful matte, silver, textured finish that would be lovely on furniture and other outdoor accessories. I have no doubts that the finish will hold up over time. Now I need to get the rest of my patio fixed up so I can light up those citronella votives and enjoy my gorgeous chandelier.

Stay tuned for more tutorials using products from Krylon Crafts. Also, make sure to follow them on Twitter. Unlike some companies, they do reply promptly to tweets, which I love and appreciate. <3

Cost:

Chandelier- $16 w/tax

Spray paint- sponsored by Krylon Crafts

Misc supplies (jewels, floral wire, glue)- had on hand

Candle holders- $4

Candles- $5 for 25 citronella tealights at World Market

Total cost= $25ish for a year-round outdoor chandelier

9 comments :

  1. wow that chandelier was a great find! Very unique piece to start with and you made it even better! Gotta love what great spray paint can do!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful! What a great addition to an outdoor space. I can just imagine great summer nights under candlelight.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I LOVE how it turned out, what a GREAT find!!
    ~cm

    ReplyDelete
  5. I just LOVE your blog and all that it has to offer the crafting/DIY community!! This outdoor chandelier is just FABULOUS. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, T

    ReplyDelete
  6. Fab.u.lous!! Love it, and those crystals were the perfect finishing touch!

    ReplyDelete