My Beautiful Painted Glass Plastic Chandelier

So if you missed yesterday’s post, and you’re wondering just why in the world this plastic chandelier came to reside in my condo, click right here to read the details. Actually, I think that post may bring up more questions than answers. After all, I’M still trying to figure out why I have a plastic chandelier hanging above my table!!

But regardless, at least my plastic chandelier is now the right color, and I actually think it looks quite nice!

After I got the thing home, unboxed it, and spent over an hour putting it together, it looked like this…

plastic acrylic chandelier from Home Depot
Ummm…what are the chances that my neighbors think they’re living
next to an insane lady?  I’d say those chances are pretty high.

And after an unfortunate meeting with a can (or two) of awful orange spray paint, it has now been redeemed, and looks like this…

apple green painted chandelier, plastic chandelier
It’s actually pretty, right?


apple green painted chandelier, plastic chandelier
It may be plastic, but I think it works!


apple green painted chandelier, plastic chandelier
Yes, I’m certain that I’m almost sure that it probably works.


apple green painted chandelier, plastic chandelier
When I look at it, it actually brings a smile to my face.


apple green painted chandelier, plastic chandelier
It may not be exactly what I had imagined…


apple green painted chandelier, plastic chandelier
but I still like it.


apple green painted chandelier, plastic chandelier
I might even love it.

A happy ending, don’t you think?

This project was for my condo breakfast room makeover. Click here to see the whole before and after of the breakfast room makeover.

Or click on the thumbnails below to see other DIY projects that I did for my condo breakfast room makeover.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Love it Kristie! Where do you get a plastic chandelier? Guess it's more cost efficient. I don't know if you remember my master bath but, I'd like a more feminine fixture over mine.

  2. Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating says

    I got it at Home Depot. It's actually a pretty little chandelier, and honestly when I was standing there looking at the one that was displayed, I didn't know it was plastic. But when I picked up the box, it was light as a feather.

    It's definitely cheaper than any glass or crystal chandelier of that size, but I'm still not sure that it's worth that price for plastic. It was $99. For comparison, Lowe's has a similar one, same size, but it's real crystal, and the cost is $299.

  3. Cassandra Whitlow says

    It's definitely a happy ending. The color's in that room are fantastic! I've seen similar chandeliers at Hobby Lobby (although they may be a tad smaller). You provide more inspiration than you know!

  4. cyndi says


    Have to tell you how much I love your blog. I can't wait to read it every day. Love the things that you have done with your condo. You are "Oh so creative!!" I have read all of your old posts and loved watching how you have evolved. Wish I had your creativity! Guess I'll just have to be a "copier." Thanks for all your inspiration!! Keep it up!

  5. Sherry from Alabama says

    Oh, so much better! I love the apple green. I think it is just perfect for your lovely room.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  6. Stephanie says

    Oh how I LOVE it! It really brings a fun element to the room. It pulls the green from the curtains. You did a fantastic job.

  7. Hugh & Hollie Carson says

    I like it way way better than when you first bought and better than orange. I really like the apple green color! spray paint? What was the color and was it matte?

  8. Hugh & Hollie Carson says

    I like it way way better than when you first bought and better than orange. I really like the apple green color! spray paint? What was the color and was it matte?

  9. Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating says

    Hollie, I did use spray paint. It's Rustoleum Green Apple in satin finish from Home Depot. I think I'm still going to put a coat (or two…or five) of lacquer spray on it. I think I'd like it better shiny.

  10. Finding Home says

    Really love the bold color you chose, totally works. I think the fact that it is plastic actually makes in better, makes in more kitchy and fun. If you were to paint a metal and crystal chandelier apple green it might not work as well! Enjoy your beautiful new piece!

  11. Bishop Fam! says

    I love it! The color totally transformed the look and it goes amazingly well with your nook. Isn't spray paint amazing. I spray a lot of stuff in our house…I mean A LOT. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    Love that color and she looks great hanging there in your CUTE kitchen…love those baskets!


  13. Amanda says

    Oh my!!! L O V E it!! I even loved the orange in some weird-strange-out of body-experience way. But the green is PERFECT-O!!!
    Great job!

  14. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says

    Kristi, I think it looks fabulous! Love the new color and it fits perfectly in your dining area {which is gorgeous btw} Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I featured this on the first round of showcases – stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  15. CandaceAshley says

    I do like the green, its not a color I have seen often, so kudos on unexpected! Very brave and it turned out beautiful! Thanks!

  16. JoLynn says

    that looks great! I noticed your baskets in the background, do you mind if I ask where you got them from? I'm in need of some baskets for a new bookshelf and love yours with the chalkboard tags! Thanks!!

  17. Bishop Fam! says

    I love it! The color totally transformed the look and it goes amazingly well with your nook. Isn't spray paint amazing. I spray a lot of stuff in our house…I mean A LOT. Thanks for sharing.


  18. Nicole (Nikki) Miller says

    So much better!! It looks great.

    What a funny story, though. :D

  19. Sweet Bee Cottage says

    OMG!  OMG!  OMG!  Just found your fabulous chandelier by googling green chandelier and I love it!  I am so wanting to "borrow" this idea.  Love the color, love the price, love, love, love it!  I'm so excited to see this and just so inspired.  So glad I found you today!

  20. Leona says

    The chandelllier is truly beautiful, one of my favourite colours. I would like to say that it works in the space only because it doesnt have crystal/light diffusing drops, which wouldn’t have worked in the space…..But it really doesn’t work in the space, it is incongruous. An apple green sore thumb. The space is also overly cramped with your paisley designs, signage on the walls and the light-grass woven baskets on top. If you had stuck to your original (beautiful) colour scheme (blue, brown & white) and perhaps carried this into the baskets, signage and blinds (roman would have worked perfectly) you would have had an end result that would have truly wowed. People sometimes and especially on coment lines like these sing praises for things that do not deserve them, this is not to say that they aren’t genuine praises because sometimes the praisegiver hasn’t a clue either, but most of the time it is just because humans are like sheep and believe that if one person likes something they too should like it so that they aren’t the odd one out, like me, but luckily I know what I’m talking about. You could do soooo much better here.

    • says

      So let me get this right…every one of my readers are sheep who don’t have a clue and dole out praises that aren’t deserved…EXCEPT you, and you’re the only one with any taste. I have one word for you. DELUSIONAL. Not everyone has to have the same taste as you, and people with different taste aren’t WRONG, they’re just DIFFERENT.

      And my original color scheme was NEVER blue, brown, and white.

    • Kaththee says

      Leona, The room isn’t even finished. Kristi had this space sketched and planned down to every detail from the beginning. She hasn’t departed from anything. She is working diligently knocking out one project after another putting this space together and taking out time to teach her readers at the same time. If you knew anything about decorating you would know that you can’t judge a room until it is finished. The room is pretty now, but when it is done it will ”truly wow” don’t worry. We have nothing to go on to guess your true level of expertise except your boasts, odd verbiage, rudeness, poor advice, and premature/misplaced critique. I am not a sheep. I am very opinionated and I always say what I think. I am venturing to guess that you have never decorated any space (not even your own home) and that you have mistaken watching HGTV for real decorating experience. Well, it is a lot harder than it looks on the telly.

  21. says

    How has the paint been holding up. I wanna do something like this for my nursery. I just want it to be safe. Would you still used what you said before the rustoleum satin finish then lacquer on top. Or would you just do the lacquer so its shinnier if you did this project again.

    • says

      The paint has held up perfectly. Mine only has the satin finish on it. I never put lacquer on it. But I think the finish is just a personal preference. I’m not particularly fond of super shiny painted finishes.

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