When figuring out what I wanted done with my kitchen to lighten, brighten, and update it a bit, one thing was for sure: I had to get rid of the oaky-oak ceiling fan. Either paint it, swap it out, something. I'd seen a bunch of chandelier redos online and started looking on craigslist.
I found this beauty for $20. And on its own, it's really not a bad piece. But I had plans. Big plans!
First I taped off all the electrical bits and pieces.
Then I hung it out in my workshop for the painting process. (my kiddos' playset in the backyard. Sorry Britney, for photographing the back of your house again)
I spray paint primed it white--doesn't it already look better?
Then I spray painted it white. (I generally stuck with Krylon spray paints for all my kitchen projects)
Then the fun parts, accessorizing!
I bought beads at the dollar store around Christmas time, and bought prisms on ebay to glam it up.
And here's the finished project!
During the day.
During the day with the lights on.
And here's some more, just for fun.
Can you tell that I LOVE it?? It was really pretty simple to fix up and install (so says Dan) and between the initial cost, the primer, paint, beads, and prisms, I think I spent around $50, so I think it was a good deal.