Monday, July 19, 2010

Chandelier Makeover!

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I'm excited to share my latest DIY project with you!

I've seen some cool chandelier rescues out in blog land, and have been wanting to try it myself!

Last week I took my frist trip to a thrift store in almost 4 months *gasp!* and found THIS beauty:


Isn't it GREAT?!  I was SO excited!  I probably looked like a crazy lady hauling this huge light fixture through the store, and towing two little ones with me.  This chandelier is pretty big; 10 lights.


The steps I took to a girlie chandelier:

  • Do a "Pre Install" to make sure the fixture works!  You don't want to spend time fixing it up if it doesn't work! Light fixtures bought at a thrift store are always a gamble!

  • After you make sure it will work......Remove the white covers

  • Tape over where the electrical stuff is:

  • Prime your chandelier (I chose Krylon primer.  Any primer will do)

  • Spray paint it.  I went with Krylon's Ivory


  • I then painted the white light covers (Krylon Ballet Slipper)
  •  Make a cord cover to hide the top of the cord

  • Reassemble the chandelier with the white covers, and cloth cord cover
  •  I'm LOVING the contrast between the ivory chandelier, and the girlie pink light covers!

  • I also loooove the feminine details of this chandelier....so many swirlies
  •  Here it is, hanging up in Miss J's room

  • I liked it, but thought it was still missing something.....Crystals!  This thing needed some bling :)
  •  Miss J really likes her "fancy lights" as she calls them.


Just another BEFORE




76 comments:

  1. this is such a sweet chandelier! i love it so much :)

    -Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  2. You did an amazing job!!! It turned out darling and looks so sweet and girly!

    Have a wonderful day!

    LaKeta
    1luckeegirl.blogspot.com

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  3. This turned out great! Fabulously girly!

    Heather

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  4. Oh I Love this SO much!!! If my daughter had a ceiling light I would So try this project!!

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  5. Sooo pretty! Love the crystals... nice job.

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  6. Wow...now I wish I had saved the old chandelier we took down in our last house! Brilliant!

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  7. What a sweet chandi!! Looks like a completely different light.

    -Rene

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  8. Amazing! I will never look at an ugly brassy chandelier the same way again!

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  9. I may be the only one that doesn't know this :O)
    but , how do you make a cord cover?

    Thanks

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  10. That is so awesome!! You did a fantastic job and it's perfect for a little girl's room. Wow!!

    Nancy

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  11. OMG Sarah, that light is breath taking! You did a fantastic job, and YAY spray paint!

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  12. Stunning Sarah, I have the same chandelier waiting for a makeover, just figuring out the best way to spray it. Any ideas, did you hang it to spray?
    Thanks,
    Tracey

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  13. adorable! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  14. That is so cute!! I like how you painted the 'candlesticks' pink~ and great idea adding the crystals... are you going to add shades?

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  15. Great job! That turned out adorable. Perfect for a girl's room!

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  16. Sarah, this is the sweetest chandelier! It turned out absolutely adorable!! Great job!

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  17. Sarah - adorable chandy! What a wonderful job! It looks like Krylon is expanding their color line a little more to include softer hues like "Ivory" and "Ballet Slipper"? Love that. They used to make "Tidepool" which was a soft aqua which I used quite often around here.....til they stopped production of it. Ugh!

    Anyway, beautiful work!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  18. That is soooo cute!!!! I bought one myself for $5.00 this summer and I still have not done nothing with it! You have totally inspired me!

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  19. this turned out great! I'd love it if you'd join my tuesday link party (tomorrow)! http://imtopsyturvy.com

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  20. aww, cute :] your little girl is lucky to have such a fun mom who makes her awesome stuff like "fancy lights." i love it

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  21. This is a truly amazing transformation.

    P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  22. This is just precious! I love the transformation. I need to look for one of these to try! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!
    Sharlotte

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  23. I can't believe the makeover on this! I was thinking about painting mine until I can buy the one I really want and now I know I will. Adorable!
    Londen

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  24. Nice to meet you. I am just sick that I gave away my brass chandeliers, to think of what I could have done. This is one of the classiest makeovers I have seen and I too love the pink with the white. The bling brings it over the top what a lucky girl she is!

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  25. Simply amazing! What a fabulous transformation. Love the white and pick! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  26. adorable! I love a good chandelier makeover!

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  27. great job! don't you just LOVE spray paint! I love painting brass too!
    gail
    ps I love your blog header... sooo adorable!

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  28. Wonderful, I have the same chandelier sitting in my garage just waiting for one of my girls to have nursery to fix it up and put it in. Hope it's a girl would do this exact thing.

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  29. What a great idea to paint the candle stick parts the pink color! Makes for a great look!

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  30. Wow, I can't wait to see Miss j this week and see her room
    mom

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  31. It's darling! Great job....the colors are perfect. Lisa~

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  32. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  33. Oh my goodness! That is adorable Sarah! I wish I could find one of those. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my Blue Desk Makeover!

    Liz

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  34. So sweet! You did a great job. I am on the hunt for one for my girls play room. Love it!!

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  35. Hi Sarah, Just wanted to let you know I featured your chandelier today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly apprecite it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  36. wow, it looks amazing! I love all your transformations!

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  37. You did such a great job! It looks wonderful and is something she can keep forever!

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  38. It looks FABULOUS..You've inspired me to hunt one down and give it a make over..Super job!!!!

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  39. Very nice! Love that you painted the covers a different color. I'm going to share this with a friend who wants to pain her own chandelier.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  40. Fit for a princess. What a great find and an even better transformation!

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  41. thanks for linking up to MMM :) I'm featuring you next Monday!

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  42. This makeover is super cute!
    congrats on the feature : )

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  43. How beautiful you made it, all sparkly and girly. Great job.

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  44. I found you through the Thrifty Home link party! This is a FABULOUS idea! This is going on my thrift store list for sure. Thank you!

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  45. i love this so much, you did a great job, love the colors! found you at the popp link party!

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  46. I found your blog from DIY...great job on the chandiler, I have one out in the garage as I type this and do have the Krylon Ballet Slipper paint...love how it turned out!

    Rondell

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  47. Wow what a difference! I love the fact that it's in a little girls room. How cute!

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  48. oh what a difference, I love it! I too have been anxiously awaiting a good chandelier makeover to find me... However picking the room for such a beautiful light to live, Hmmm... =)

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  49. WOW!! What a transformation! It's beautiful!

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  50. Holy cow, this is beautiful! I LOVE the ivory and pink. So pretty.
    Thank you for participating in the Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

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  51. I featured this today!

    http://www.lifeinthepitts.com/2010/07/featuring-you_23.html

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  52. That is absolutely gorgeous! I've been looking for something similar for my bedroom makeover. I need to go back to the thrift store!

    Have a great weekend! La

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  53. Wonderful makeover!! Looks very chic!

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  54. It looks gorgeous! I love the crystals as some added girly fun! I'd love to try this one day!

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  55. Gorgeous! I just bought a very similar chandelier (same exact design but only 5 lights) and just finished priming and painting it white tonight! That's a great idea to paint the white candle-holder thingies a contrasting color! I was looking for some mini lampshade covers (haven't found any yet) and was going to wrap them in some contrasting fabric, but I like how yours looks without the lampshades! I'll bet your daughter loves the "fancy" lights in her room! Very Diva-ish!

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  56. Okay, I checked my chandelier this morning and was very disappointed. Not sure what I did wrong. I used glossy paint, but it still came out kinda matte with a gritty texture. I resanded and just put another coat on. We'll see how that turns out, I guess.

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  57. Paula,
    Thanks for your wonderful comments! I'm excited for you to try this too! Sorry that the paint didn't turn out as expected. I would try a fine grit sandpaper. Did you prime it first? You could try priming, then sanding, then painting. Hopefully it turns out beautiful! What color are you doing? I would love to see finished pictures!

    Sarah

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  58. Hi, Sarah! I did prime...actually two coats. Yesterday, I did sand with fine grit sandpaper and repaint. It did come out better...although not as smooth and glossy as I'd hoped. I painted it white and think I'm going to paint the candlesticks pale purple after seeing how you painted yours pink. I have been unable to find mini lampshades (at a reasonable price) and I like how yours turned out without anyway.

    I liked the green painter's tape you used and thought that color looked pretty with your white and pink...almost like leaves on a flower or something. Wouldn't that be pretty to find a way to make some kind of petals?

    When I get it done, I'll post pics on Flickr or Facebook. :) Thanks for your reply! I'm really enjoying your blog and have subscribed!

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  59. Hi Sarah

    Thanks for your comment on our kitchen reno posted on Roeshel's blog. I love your diy project, it looks very cute and sweet. The white and pink combination looks great. I guess it's for your daughter's room, she must love it.

    Cheers!
    Kinga

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  60. Wow!! I am very impressed! This is incredible. I wouldn't have imagined such a drastic transformation. You must feel amazing. :)

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  61. I love it! I want for the girls room... but can't find any at thrift shops. I'll keep looking.

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  62. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/chandelier-makeover/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  63. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I would love that for my daughter's room!

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  64. Super job!!! I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/.

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  65. I love it! I almost picked up the same exact chandelier this weekend for $1 at a garage sale. After seeing this, I'm sad that I did. You did a great job!

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  66. I re-did a chandelier for my daughters room I found on craigslist for $30 and it turned out so cute I just went and bought one for my room. Craigslist and $30 again! I like the crystals you used on yours though. Where did you find them?

    By the way, I saw you on thrifty decor chicks showing off blog! I'm hoping I make the cut too!

    Amber
    Www.the-dowlings.blogspot.com

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  67. Love this! Hoping the hubby will approve so I can do it in my little girl's nursery! Hope to feature you later today on our blog...

    Cari
    itstoilegood.blogspot.com

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  68. This is exactly what I've been looking for.... I found a very similar chandelier but didn't know how to paint it... now I know thanks to you! But how do I make the cord cover thingy? ;) Any instructions????

    Cielo at the house in the roses

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  69. What an absolutely gorgeous lights! I have a website about nursery chandelier

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  70. love it! i have a question .. i've been wanting to do something with my bathroom lights..they are gold metal I believe and oh so ugly. You think I can spray paint over it?

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