Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time for a new Chandelier...

Before:


I decided it was time for a different chandelier above my kitchen table. Here is the vintage black one that I did have.
It was ok, I had bought it about 2 years ago on a trip to First Monday Trade Days in Canton. I am slowly changing my kitchen to everthing Shabby chic. The reason it is sooo slow,
is because of all the Christmas stuff I keep collecting! The kitchen table is always full! It makes everything look so cluttered! I will clean it off, start working on the kitchen,  recover a chair or paint a piece of furniture and fill up the table again! No matter how hard I try...I cant keep the darn thing Clean! Then, before I know it, I am putting stuff here, there and on the cabinets! I finally cleaned out an extra bedroom in my house and I am trying to store ALL the Christmas stuff in there! Did I mention...I Love Christmas?
Ha. Anyway, I have had this older crystal chandelier for awhile, my dad brought it by for me and I just had never used it. I decided to give it a "face lift" before going up. Of course I forgot to take the before pics. It was just the usual brass. Anyway, I took off all the crystals and gave them a wash.
Spray painted the whole thing...including the chain white. Purchased a ceiling medallion from Lowes. Painted it too.

And here is how it turned out...Ta da!








I cant believe how much I like it! It was right under my nose the whole time!

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11 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I adore your chandelier--it looks gorgeous! The other one was nice..but a bit scary looking. (dark and gothic) This one is perfectly shabby chic..love it!

Pennyblossoms said...

It looks so pretty and spring-like. Mind you, that black one is very chic.
I am SO like you with my kitchen table...glad I am not the only one!
Z xx

Vicki said...

The new chandelier is gorgeous! I'm with you on the cluttered table - mine always seems to have some project laid out all over it...

Mandie said...

Looks great! Love the white

SelenarteDecoupage said...

HELLO. It looks so delicate and romantic. hat a wonderful idea.
Best wishes.

Susan said...

Stunning. Oh my GOODNESS, what a difference. Saw your post on Cindy's blog. Susan

ornamentsbypink said...

Your chandelier came out beautiful! I'm looking at the one hanging in my craft room now since I saw yours.
Mary

Christine Graves said...

WOW, I love it. It looks so sweet and is going to be perfect!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, what an amazing transformation. This took someone with a very creative eye and it did turn out stunningly. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Your new chandelier looks great! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

Beautiful! I like the black one, too. I'm visiting you today from a Stroll Thru Life. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
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