Before. After.



I purchased this poor circa-1930 pan-style chandelier. It had suffered the ignominy of being spray-painted back. It begged me to restore its dignity. Begged. I could not refuse the poor dear.



Dignity restored. The chandelier was most grateful, and even I teared up a bit.



Having just restored a matched set of eleven such fixtures, I knew exactly what needed to be done.



A unique, and lovely, aspect of the chandelier is how the cloth-covered wing (new!) weaves through the beautifully detailed arms. So cool.




My online vintage lighting store.


  1. Kelly on May 20, 2016 at 10:50 am

    The before looked like a fancy bug light. The after…wowzers! Gorgeous!!!

  2. Carole. Canton Ohio on May 20, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Great job. Were the new colors there originally ?

    • Ross on May 20, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Oh yes!

  3. [email protected] on May 24, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    The person who painted that black probably did a blog post about how much better it looked and had all her followers agree. I do not get the “paint everything white” trend right now.

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