Painted chandelier: "After snagging an ugly brass chandelier at a yard sale for a dollar, Laine Chambers sprayed it with two coats of metal primer followed by another two coats of bright red spray paint." Lots of inexpensive light fixtures at big box stores - not to mention fans! - that could be painted this way. How about painting light fixtures coral? or cobalt? turquoise? pale green...?
Italian Red Chandelier in Murano Glass, circa 1970s
Italian Red Chandelier in Murano Glass, circa 1970s | From a unique collection of antique and modern chandeliers and pendants at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/chandeliers-pendant-lights/ Italian Red Chandelier in Murano Glass, circa 1970s Offered By Vintage Murano Gallery $5,324.01
Her designer friend insisted she add some color to her space but warned her to start small so she didn't regret her decisions. She must not have been a very good friend, though, because her real friends knew that she didn't believe in small. Or regrets.