Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chandelier BEFORE & AFTER

Although there wasn't a thingy wrong with this chandelier, it has spent the last 4 years up in the attic. It was originally located in our "Formal Dining Room." However, as the parents of two young'ens, we don't have the luxury of "Formal Dining." Our "Formal Dining Room" houses brightly colored plastic, metal cars, figurines, trains, etc, and therefore needed a circulating fan!!

Thankfully, all of the inspiration out there in bloggy land has encouraged me to make something of this chandelier and find a place for it! "Repurpose" or "Upcycle" are the words these uber talented ladies use! So here is the Before:

Nothing wrong! Just a little "heavier" than what I was going for in our entryway.

Step 1: I hosed it down with two coats of RustOleum's American Accents in Blossom White and wrapped a pearl garland (thank you wedding aisle at Michael's) around each "arm?" I am undecided re: the pearls! Please vote in the poll on the right hand side of the blog!!

Step 2: I went out to my husband's tackle box, thieved his fishing line and then strung me up some fancy crystals!! HAHAHA! (Again, thank you to the Michael's. This time, it was the floral aisle!)

Step 3: I super glued my "crystals" on!

Step 4: The chandelier found a new home in the entryway!

Finally, I am not sure about the lack of "lamp shades." I have gotten mixed reviews so please visit the poll to the right of the blog!!

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  1. Beautiful! I think you did an amazing job! I happen to love the pearls and I think either way is pretty but I think I'd like little shades. :)

    Thanks so much for adding your creativity to the DIY Project Parade!

    Have a super week!


  2. Wow!!! I love the new look. Great job on the transformation :)

  3. Great job! Love the new look...

  4. Great transformation! Very cottage pretty! I love the garland.


  5. oh GORG!! I love it..
    Shades would look great also.. but nice as is!!

  6. What a transformation - excellent ideas! I would do clear glass, if you decide to go that route. Probably too short to do true shades.

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag this week to tour my home.

  7. I love the redo. However, I'd like to see the pearl strands replaced with crystal strands. It would give it a ton more sparkle. I agree that the original color was heavy. Gives me a whole new eye for the repurposing of chandeliers on Craigslist.

  8. I love it! I do like the pearls but like the suggestion to do crystal (or clear) strands for more bling.
    and I think I would like it with clear shades.
    Great job though!!!

  9. I love the chandy!!! I like the garland too. I think I like it without shades, because it looks more shabby/elegant. And thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I just signed up as a follower!!


  10. I have a small chandelier addiction.... so I love this! Great job!

  11. Yes on both counts, pearls and shades! Nice makeover it is unrecognizable from the original.

  12. It looks so amazing in white! I love the pearls!!

  13. Very pretty but I'm voting for shades too.

  14. WOW! i love this! i, too, vote for shades :)

  15. looks FAB!!! really like the pearls with crystals.

    IMHO, clean-lined modern white shades help with the glare and keeps it from looking unfinished in any way.

  16. Good for you!~ This is a very creative and refreshingly understated yet, light, airy and romantic light fixture that you have transformed; you have in my opinion ended up with a chic and very, 'up to date' and polished looking chandelier!..,

    I also want to mention that you are most warmly invited to enjoy 'a cyber afternoon tea' on Wednesday, at the Silken Purse blog my dear!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ Silken Purse and also @ The Plume Pen

  17. Love it! I also like the idea of replacing the pearls with crystals-really pretty.

    How did the RustOleum work out for you? We have tacky brass knobs and I want to replace them with an aged bronze, and they have something similar in the RustOleum.....big pain or not so much? Also, was it super horrible with the fumes? Seeing as I have no backyard I am curious how bad this will be to do in my garage.

    Good job!

  18. It is beautiful, I love the crystals !

  19. BL,
    This an amazing before and after! I love it and think it would love great with or without the pearls. Sorry no vote on that one. But I vote YES on the shades. Some chandeliers look good without, but this one is begging for some in my opinion.
    Oh, and the crystals are perfect and really liked that you glued them! Great idea.

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my PB playroom.

  20. Lovin it!!! I am beyond impressed! And look how popular you are!!!

  21. That is an trasformation!

    - The Tablescaper

  22. What a sweet makeover! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  23. I like the crystals. It adds and air of whimsy. ;) Like that? I worked on it for awhile. Anyway, thanks for commenting on my blog! It made my day!

  24. Good eye!! I love how it turned out. You did a great job!

  25. Hi Laura, returning your visit and thanking you for leaving a comment on Craft-Werk :-). Your chandelier looks so much better after your re-do! I actually really like the pearls on it - gives it a bit more chic. And I am surprised how well the chandelier works without the shades. Lovely!

  26. Love it! I think it needs some sort of shade, possibly. Also love how "professional" you're getting with your blog. I'm so impressed at all your followers and fancy touches. I don't know how you do it. I can barely get pics and short stories of the kiddos up on my blog just for family to keep up!