Ok y’all. I’ve had a few of you tell me that you aren’t crafty or that you don’t want to do the work, but if I could tell you where to buy something then you’d be good with that.

I get it. We are all wired differently.

And although I love to do things myself, sometimes you just gotta buy it.

So I had this great idea to give all of you friends some options.

Today, I’m pretty pumped to share with you the first official (drumroll please)….

DIY or BUY post.

Let’s talk about this chandelier.

I could ooh and ahh over light fixtures all day, but the reality is that all of those small changes and updates can really start to add up quickly.

The faucet updates, new fans, hardware…the list goes on.

The first big thing we did when we moved in was pay painters to help paint the tall foyer. We thought for a hot minute about doing that ourselves but decided not to take that task on.

So since a big part of our budget went towards that, it meant DIY chandelier update versus buying.

If you want to DIY, here is what you’ll need…

-A chandelier or any light fixture of your choice. Don’t worry about the color. We will take care of that in a minute.

Flat black spray paint.

This is the “>paint you want!

You could really go any color, but I was going for an old wrought iron, farmhouse look.

Once you get home with your goodies, it is really pretty simple. Take you chandelier somewhere where you have good ventilation and get to spraying.

*SPRAY PAINT TIP: It is better to do a few light coats than to hold the nozzle down and try can cover in one coat. This will lead to drips and you don’t want that.

Wait until it is nice and dry before you install otherwise it will be sticky and then you’ll have fingerprints all over your chandelier. That would be a spray paint foul.

DIY Farmhouse Chandelier

Do you like that barn door? Read about the day the barn door spoke to meĀ here.

If you want to BUY, here are a few options…

The following are all found on Wayfair and are by Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse. You’ll notice that the price goes up as the number of lights on the chandelier goes up.

Shaylee 6-Light Chandelier

Shaylee 8-light Chandelier

Giverny 9-Light Chandelier

Are you an amazon fan?

I found you another 8-Light Chandelier option.

So there you go, friends!

I hope you have fun updating your chandelier, whether you choose to DIY or BUY!

Joyfully Restored