Thursday, June 16, 2011
So Your Room Has a Chandelier?
Chandeliers are a breakout trend in decorating this winter. Small chandeliers, the sparklier the better, are showing up not just in dining rooms but in bedrooms and bathrooms as well.
How do you paint a room with a chandelier?
It is possible to remove a chandelier before painting, and you may want to do so if you have a valuable antique chandelier. It can be very difficult to remove stray paint spatters without damaging an elaborate fixture. If you decide to take the chandelier down, have an electrician in to do it safely.
If you're ready to take a chance with your chandelier, be sure to cover it securely, just as you do electrical outlets, before you paint. Wrapping and taping it is the best plan.
Then carefully paint the surfaces nearest to the chandelier with a brush and a steady hand before using a roller or other tool for faster paint coverage.
Of course, you must always prepare and prime your surfaces fully before painting.
Use a rich colour like the one shown in this picture for maximum drama. Then you can dress up your chandelier even more for special occasions by adding beads, ribbons, or flowers in matching or toning colours.