Updated June 2013: It’s been a little more than three years since I wrote this, and the frosted glass spray paint has still held up and looks great!
I love my FREE chandelier I got on freecycle for $0!
Picked it up off someone’s porch, in an old 13” COLOR TV box. Dusty and dirty and gross, looked like it had been sitting in a basement for years. Kept it in our storage area dining room in our apartment for a few months, before we even knew we were buying a house. It was brass (sorry no pictures!), so like everything else in my house, I spray painted it oil rubbed bronze and installed it before we moved in. Look at those pretty lines!
It came with these clear glass sconces that were great, but their opacity was migraine inducing! Ahhh, my eyes!
So I took the sconces off, washed them, let dry, and sprayed them with Rustoleum Frosted Glass spray paint:
While I was at it, ORB’d the white candle thingys that you normally see on a fixture.
Yes that’s speaker wire suspended from the ceiling, with a wrench tied on to weigh the wire down. 😉
Let dry for 15 minutes, put back together, and voila!
What a beautiful, soft glow! And now you can actually look at it without seeing spots!
Free chandelier and sconces, had the ORB, and bought the spray (which will last me for many projects)!
I’m planning on using this spray in other places too, votive holders, old windows, an edge for a mirror. If you’re interested, don’t buy it at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, they were selling it for $8-10! That almost put the brakes on my project, how could I spend $10 on spray paint when my chandy was free?! I later found mine at Home Depot for around $3, can’t beat that!