Annie Sloan Chandelier Makeover.

I’m currently in the middle of painting our kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan chalk paint, a process which I blogged about a couple of weeks ago — and hope to reveal the finished product soon!

I took on a VERY little ASCP project with a dining room chandelier in the meantime. I say VERY little because the majority of this project was already done for me!

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Our dining room had a perfectly fine, standard chandelier when we moved into our home, but I’ve always been on the look out for something a little more French Country — and for a great deal, of course.

When I was learning how to use Annie Sloane Chalk Paint at our local antique barn, one of the employees was painting what looked to be an ugly chandelier with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, the color I was using on my cabinets, and distressing it to reveal some of the dark color underneath. I helped her wax it using both light and dark wax, and bought it for $30 (and turned around and sold the one in our house for $50).

Since I didn’t want to buy new hanging hardware, but our old hardware didn’t match, I got a little creative.

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I was worried I wouldn’t be able to successfully paint and wax the chain hanging the chandelier — and that if I did it would take a lot of time to get all the insides of the links — so I bought a burlap cord cover on clearance. I painted the plate at the top in Old White and rubbed it with light and dark wax to match the chandelier.

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I bought some grass cloth chandelier shades, and my “old” chandelier is now as good as new!

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