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)


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

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

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

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

  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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