Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chandelier is UP!

My dreams came true!  Brian tackled removing our old light fixture & put up the new one this past weekend.  I was thanking him the whole time because as you can imagine, crawling around in the attic is no treat!

Mom picked this chandelier up for me last year for $20 at Lowe's.  They have the best clearance!  I liked the shape but it was a little too fussy, so I simplified the design a little.


I painted it black at first but it looked too flat, so I repainted it with Oil Rubbed Bronze. ORB gave it a nice sheen & some dimension.

This is what it originally looked like.  I used pliers to remove the leaves & sanded down any rough places left behind.  I still have the crystals & will use them in another project, I'm sure.


I love the dripping wax look on socket sleeves but couldn't find any, so I made my own.  I used hot glue and dripped it down the plain white plastic ones, then painted them a soft white.


(Aww man, the guy on the left is leaning a little. Didn't notice it until picture time, of course!)

We're installing a dimmer switch for it this week. I am seriously going to do that myself.  I'm ready to move up from rewiring lamps.  If you don't hear from me again, then you'll know I forgot to turn off the circuit breaker! 

I'm linky partying with Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous!

I hope you all are having a good week and staying warm.  And as my niece says,

"Lemon out!" (we love 30 Rock)


5 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeus! :)
    A chandelier always adds elegance to any room!

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  2. Please, please, PLEASE come work on my house! You are so talented - like mother - like daughter! :-)

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  3. I LOVE chandeliers and you transformed this into a beauty for your space. Terry

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  4. That looks so great! The paint brought it all together. Love it love it!

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  5. WOW! This is so much better than the original. The dripping wax is AWESOME, I never would have thought of that. It looks very rustic, great job!

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