So I know that this chandelier will never resemble this one, but I can hope right?
Please ignore the meringue-like ceiling. We removed the same ceiling in our entry and family room this summer. If I can say that the dining room is a prettier version of what we removed, I will. But the dining room ceiling will never fall into the category of pretty. At the most it is interesting. A more accurate description is hideous. But for now the dining room ceiling will stay.
The dust and grime that is on this chandelier is... abundant? Ever present? Obvious? Disheartening?
But we need to do something with what we inherited. I wish I knew how old this chandelier is. I wish I knew how much the original owners paid for it.
What I really wish is to know what was in the minds of the owners when they put up the ceiling. But we are not here to discuss that. That question will remain in my Questions For God book.
I have started the process of removing the glass for cleaning. I don't know if you can see, but lining the brass are small beads. My first thought was to remove these but as I started to I realized the one side hides the electrical wire.
Any suggestions? Should I keep the small beads? Is there another option to hiding the wire?
A quick google search landed me here. Kind of informative but I'm looking for more "here is what I learned" rather than random people suggesting to paint or not to paint. I think my mind is made up. I'm cleaning and I'm painting.
I'm looking for guidance from those who have gone before me. I'm looking for chandelier life-lessons.
Should I paint it black and avoid putting all the glass back on? Should I put most of the glass back on? Does anyone want to do this for me?