After the second application of sand has dried, grab the chandelier
by the chain and lightly tap it on the grass to shake off the excess
sand. You want to make sure all loose sand is taken off. You can also
use a soft, loose, bristle brush to loosen the sand, but just make sure
you don't rub too hard on it or else it will take all the sand off.
Next, take some black (flat or matte) spray paint and spray several
coats. Make sure to let the paint dry between coats. I used about 3
coats of paint to get the finished effect.
When the last coat has dried, spray (or brush) on matte varnish to
help preserve the look. Don't forget to paint the ceiling plate and
ring from Step 3a. The chain can be spray painted, granted you remove
the wire cord from the middle of it ...... I personally like the look
of fabric to hide the chains.
Now you have a beautiful wrought iron looking chandelier for a fraction
of the price of a real one! Go ahead and try this...see how easy it