mercury glass chandelier. from old to new.

If you know me, you know that I love chandeliers. Like, seriously love. In fact, I could have one in every room of my house if my other half would let me. But, a girls got to draw a line somewhere. Oh boo. Not sure what it is, but chandeliers hold a special place in my heart. And, whenever I see a sliver of hope for a chandelier to turn into something gorgeous I am all over it. Meet the {old} chandelier. Awful. Outdated. Not my favorite.

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Isn’t she a beauty? My husband and his brother have a company that purchases properties, remodels them and sells them. But, I like to think of it as more than flipping homes, rather transforming a property into a home. And, that is what I did with this chandelier. A little transformation. Meet the {new} chandelier. Gorgeous. Unique. Now one of my very favorites. mercury chand 1

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I am truly smitten each time I walk into our bathroom. Maybe because I was able to repurpose it for about $20 or maybe because it adds that lil’ bit of glam that every bathroom needs. The mercury glass look was extremely simple and easy for anyone to accomplish. All it took? Time.


glass chandelier pieces {or, you could use any type of glass or mirror for a project similar to this} Krylon Looking Glass spray spray bottle – set on the finest mist vinegar water paper towels

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The real question now is what to do with those extra bottles of looking glass spray. Well, I have a few mirrors I have yanked off walls that are calling for a little redo. Maybe you have an old 80’s chandelier lying around your house too. Or, maybe an old mirror. Whatever it may be, try a little Looking Glass spray to transform something into a lil’ bit of glam for only a little bit of work. try. enjoy. share. Letter J  XO

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6 Responses to mercury glass chandelier. from old to new.

  1. May 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Shut the front door, you are so creative!!!!!!!!!!!

    • lulu & linen May 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

      Thanks, doll! It’s amazing what a little spray paint will do. XO

  2. Misty May 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Who knew that one would have come out looking so great?! I had to admit, I didn’t think that 70s delight had a chance!

    • Eagle4 July 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      Loved this so much I just copied it for my house! Found a similar fixture at the Restore for $20, bought the paint and voila! Awesome tutorial. Can’t wait to hang it up tonight! Thank you!

      • lulu & linen July 10, 2015 at 8:48 am #

        Hooray! I hope it turned out great! Sometimes a little glam goes a long way… :)


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