Wednesday, October 20, 2010

There she is... a chandelier redo and one very happy nannygoat.


I've been keeping an eye open for my "diamond in the rough".
Checking yard sales... goodwill... thrift stores.
Finally found her here.
I saw another lady eyeing her but I swooped in and grabbed her quick as a wink.
She was a mere $15.00!

A little spray paint primer (best invention ever!).

Then I spray painted her with Krylon's "Celery" which is a light creamy green color.
Yum.


The Chandelier was missing the candlesticks that cover all the electrical so I made my own.
I bought a plastic tube at Home depot and cut it into five little "candlesticks" then I use hot glue to give it the look of dripping wax... perfect.

Finally, I spray painted the candles white so they looked like this...

We knew we wanted to swag the light so that it hung over the bed in my 9-year-old daughters room so we bought a "Swag kit" from Home Depot with extra long cord and chains.
I made a simple chord cover to soften things up a bit.





So pretty.
But, not quite there yet.

So, I added little lampshades...

MMmmmmm.... there we go.

BEFORE

AFTER

What do you think?

19 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

It's great! It looks so nice in your daughter's room!

Nicki Cleve said...

Great find! It pays to be thrifty! You have such great style and I love reading your tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing.

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

I love it! Perfect for a little girl's room!

Kandice said...

I just realized you live in Kennewick, so I called Shan, and she beat me to the punch emailing you....How great that she knows someone there! When we visit her, I will definitely have to stop in and say hello!

Cute chandelier! Your house is beautiful!

ed and kelli said...

oh i love it!

GirlHouse said...

Great Job!!! Great idea with the white tubing and hot glue!

Becky said...

Beautiful transformation!

Hollie said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile, you are one talented lady! I would have never thought to make wax drips with hot glue. Genius!

The Noalls said...

That's so cool! When I saw the "before" pic I grimaced and quite honestly questioned your taste...forgive me! Your foresight is awesome!

Nichole@BarillaFab4.blogspot.com said...

love it! dream for a lil girls bedroom too! :)

Shanna w Creative Therapy said...

Love it lady! So sweet.

Scott said...

Your Grandma Law would be proud, I know I am and I know Hallie loves it.

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

What a lucky girl! It looks great! You did a wonderful job!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

That is gorgeous!!! Great transformation :) Thanks for your visit, I'm heading to the paint store today :) Whatever paint goes on I will be stenciling over it. Thanks again!
Kristin

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Aubrie Knight said...

O my goodness. I love that chandeliar...it is beautifully done. i would love if you checked out my blog sometime and give me some feedback!

Anonymous said...

Love it! I wish I could see the beauty in things like you just demonstrated.

jenn said...

love it!!

Andrea said...

DYING to know where u got your (daughters?) bedding!!!
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