DIY_Chalkboard Chandelier

so my new house was in serious need of some decor! i had purchased a pack of canvases to add some art to the space, and got this idea when i found some chalkboard paint in our laundry room. this project was perfect because we can't install or afford a chandelier, and the art is also very easy to change if you get bored--just erase! let's get started

first i looked at some images of chandeliers on the internet and did a few quick sketches to decide what would look best. i had my roommates pick out their favorite one. sketching was also helpful because i wanted the drawing to be sketchy on the canvas

one_the supplies you will need are a canvas, chalkboard paint, a brush, and chalk. i used a foam brush and it worked well, but i think a bristle brush would also be fine.

two_paint the canvas with multiple coats of the chalkboard paint.

three_i painted the surface with three coats and the edges with 2 coats for a clean look

four_sketch on your chandelier. i recommend shading in some areas to provide some contrast and really make the picture stand out.

here's the final product! i'm really excited about the result, good luck with your own projects!

also, if you like the gold skull in these pictures, see my DIY here!