Not sitting on my table of course, but hanging above it. ;)
...and then this..
The rest of the story: I knew that I wanted to paint the chandelier, but kept putting it off. After reading about how to spray paint it, I was nervous that I would make it look worse than before, if that's possible. It turns out that it isn't hard at all if you follow the steps and find a way to be patient in-between coats.
These are the steps I followed:
1. Wash the light fixture well.
2. Spray 2-3 light coats of primer. Allowing it to completely dry in-between coats.
3. Spray several light coats of paint. Mine took 4 coats of oil rubbed bronze Rustoleum spray paint to cover it. Let it dry completely in-between coats. (Tip: If you are impatient and have a hard time waiting to spray the next coat on, try working on two projects at once. I actually had 3 projects I was working on at the same time, two involved spray paint. This kept me busy so I wasn't tempted to spray on the next coat before it was completely dry.)
I also painted the other two fixtures in my kitchen.
A piece of cardboard will hold the screws so you can paint the part that can be seen.
I feel like I got three new light fixtures, all for under $8. If you have a light fixture you're not happy with, I'd definitely recommend painting it. It can make such a big difference for such a little cost.
Today's Fabulous Find...Spray Painted Light Fixtures