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.

4 Responses to Before. After.

  1. 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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