Thursday, September 9, 2010

[ chandelier makeover ]

I HAVE A HABIT of picking up various things when scoping out Habitat or Goodwill with great intentions of giving them a facelift and putting them somewhere in my home (never sure where!). So when our little shed started to overflow with these items and the lawnmower was becoming a struggle to get in/out, I knew I'd better do something!

First up, the chandelier I picked up at Habit for $15.


I debated what to do with it - should I paint it a bright colour like so many I've been seeing lately? Should I paint the crystals too and give it little shades? or should I keep it simple and give it more of a shabby chic look?




[idea pics: Better Homes and Gardens]

Although I like the brightly coloured ones, I decided that I might tire of it more quickly so I decided to go with something closer to idea 3 which would work in any room since I wasn't quite sure where I would be hanging it yet.

First, remove the crystals and give them a wash (hopefully I could remember where they all go!) and wipe down the entire chandelier.



Then tape off all areas I don't want painted and give it a spray.




Once it was dry, and I got the crystals back on (I had to refer to a Before pic to put all the crystals back in place), it was time to decide which room would get this fixture. I decided that the screened-in porch I just white-washed would be a great spot - it would give it a little bit of glam, plus the current fixture was pretty blah.



I'm really happy with how it turned out and for $15 and a bit of spray paint, it was an awesome deal!

lisa



19 comments:

Wild and Precious said...

so amazing!! you have inspired me! now if i could only get my act together to pull of something so beautiful. great job!!

2 Hounds Design said...

Great job Lisa! I love your home. Each time you showcase it...it gets better and better :)

M.M.E. said...

You gave it such a new life! So creative. I'm glad you were able to brighten up your home with it instead of your shed. :)

Stephanie {Clockwork Lemon} said...

wow, i bet that chandelier has never looked so good in its life!

amazing job

christine said...

I love the contrast against the ceiling, it looks amazing! Nice work, girl.

Dionne said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! It looks lovely!

maureencracknell said...

Wow! I love it! At first I was rooting for #1, but now that I see the finished project I love what you have done - way to go!!!

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

omgoodness, so fabulous! I love how it transforms the space into something more light and feminine. Wonderful job!

April said...

Lovely! I'd be so afraid to take the crystals off - for fear I'd never get it put back together right. lol Great Job ♥

Shorely Chic said...

I love it, Lisa!! WHat a great blog, I'm not following you :)

Found you in the Etsy forums today!

Hosanna said...

Hi! Popping in from Etsy. I love it! I love these types of projects. :)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

That looks so pretty and I like the contrast with the wood and casual feel and the crystals. Great find and beautiful update!

Mandy Higgs said...

Great Job!! I love using old things and giving them a new life in the home!! Lov it!!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

It looks beautiful!!
Great job.

I remember when I was little growing up in Poland we had so many beautiful crystal chandeliers. I would climb up on the tables,take off the crystals and use them as earings :)

Enjoy!

xo
Edyta

monika@lifemadesimple said...

It looks great! I would have gone for this idea, too, to keep it simple. Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a nice weekend, Monika

TamStyles said...

you did a great job. love how it looks in the space...can i get the nerve to try that now.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love it. I don't even want to mention all the chandeliers, chandelier parts, pieces, and lamps I have laying around. I'm getting around to trying to finish up a few projects since it's cooling of a bit.

LuLu said...

You know what I'm going to say... I LOVE IT!!!! great transformation :)
xo,
LuLu

Kellie Collis said...

The chandelier looks very classy. I love it! Kellie xx

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