Monday, July 29, 2013

Upcycled Chandelier

from Old and Classy 

to Modern & Sassy

This is my old and classy chandelier I bought in 1981 for my dining room. She's still hangin' round! Can we say "golden"? She's a bit naked here with her bulbs and candle covers removed. Do you know what candle covers are? I had to research it to get the name of those long white things that covers the bulb holders. I won't tell if you don't!
candle covers
Spring   project   turned   into   Summer   and   maybe   Fall
Remodeling my kitchen & dining room into the 21st century!
The change demanded a bit of flavor for "Chandy". So I let her swing in a tree for an afternoon and gave her a much needed D&C. Ladies, you  know what that means (dusting and cleaning). Then, I gave her a facelift starting with a base coat of Krylon White Primer and removed some wrinkles and scars with a can of Citrus Green Krylon. 


Her step-by-step makeover...




 I dressed her up with new bulbs and her usual white candle covers. She be hangin' around again so colorful, sassy and modern! 

 I saved time and money. Upcycling is cool and fun!
Here's all you need:

What have you upcycled? Have you ever spray painted a chandy? The rest of my kitchen/dining room reveal is coming soon...prolly in the Fall!
Feeling Accomplished,
Tammy
The Happy Handicap

6 comments:

  1. We are living in a rental home that has a similar gold chandelier in the kitchen. It's so awful! I wonder if my landlord would let me paint it? I have to think that anything I chose would look better and she would approve.

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    1. I know, lol, gold is so old!!! Maybe you could show her some before and after pics of painted chandeliers? I bet she would love for you to paint it! Thanks for stopping by!

      Tammy
      The Happy Handicap

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  2. Inspires me to try something with the ugly gold one above the dining room table before buying a new one.

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    1. Cynthia, I've got two more gold ones!!! UGH! It's so easy though. I'm definitely saving some money and painting them too! Let me know how yours turns out.

      Good luck,
      Tammy
      The Happy Handicap

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  3. I really love the way this turned out! I keep saying that I want to replace my chandelier with a new one, but I may just DIY and change the look! Stopping in from SITS!

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    1. You should! I was afraid the glass on this chandelier wouldn't look good painted but it does. I think the primer is key to a smooth, professional-looking finish. No one will ever know it was DIY!

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Tammy
      The Happy Handicap

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