pen Dremel tool with a metal-cutting bit (small motorized rotary tool) blue painter’s tape or masking tape decorative metal orb light kit spray paint (we used Rust-Oleum brand #7793 Shell White in satin-classic, low-sheen finish) 12-foot chain link light bulb needle-nose pliers ceiling hook 6.With needle-nose pliers, pierce the plastic fitting around the cord and open one link of chain to run through the piercing. Finish by weaving the cord in and out of the links all the way to the end.
Before assembling the light (if you’re using a light fitting that you already own, make a sketch of the crystals and fittings before disassembling for painting), use a metal primer to undercoat the brass elements.
It’s a good idea to place your chandelier into a large cardboard box before applying paint, to prevent getting paint on nearby areas.
Chandeliers have adorned spaces and provided light for hundreds of years, with the first primitive versions hung in Europe’s medieval churches and abbeys.
These early chandeliers were generally not much more than a wooden cross or brass ring, set with spikes on to which candles were pushed.
And for special effects, it’s hard to go past a coloured glass or fibre-optic piece.