Hey guys, you remember my yard sale chandelier from a few weeks ago?
Here's a little reminder of what it looked like the day I brought it home.....
Warning...shield your eyes from the shiny brass!!
In case you missed the post on this chandy, go here. I got it for 5 bucks!
I'm sure you guys know what I did to that
lovely, shiny brass....
yep, I painted it!
First I got it ready to prime by scrubbing it down, taking off the old, broken chandelier covers and masking off the top of each light bulb receptacle with tape so the paint wouldn't get down inside, like this...
Then I rigged up a nice little hook in my front tree from a coat hanger so I could hang it and paint it without having to paint part, let it dry and then paint more. It's so much easier this way!
It's hard to see, but here's a pic to show you my little cheat for painting!
Then I got busy with the real work.....priming to get rid of the brass!
Here's a pic of the first coat of primer
Oh, we're looking better already, don't ya think?!
After a couple of coats of primer, and two coats of
white Krylon paint
I started the fun part...
I bought crystal prisms!
Lots of crystal prisms!!
I bought french pendants, cut spear prisms and
even some crystal bead rope!
I already had some teardrop that came on the yard sale chandy!
(I have enough left from all those for my next
$5 yard sale find too!!) LOL
I bought them from gspncrystals.com
it's a great place to buy chandeliers or crystals (and no, I'm not getting paid to tell you about them...I just love that store!)
I also bought white chain to hang it from and re-wired the top with white electrical wire instead of the garish gold that was on it before...looks MUCH better!
I bought chandelier light covers too.
The old ones were cracked and yellow as you can see
by looking at the left one below.
You wanna see what my 5 dollar chandelier looks like now???
Are you ready?
Are you sure you're ready?
Okay, here we go.....
Isn't she lovely?
Here are some of the french pendants and
crystal bead roping.
I LOVE how cottage-y it looks in my kitchen!
See the spear crystals on the bottom...LOVE THOSE!
All lit up!
Oh, I forgot to tell you that all those holes in the chandelier were all
pre-drilled by the previous owner....
THANK YOU previous owner!!!
My hubby went to a movie and I hung the chandelier while
he was gone. :)
He knew I was dying to get it installed, so before he
left he took the old one down and just hung the chandelier
on the hook in our ceiling where it is swagged, to be
centered over our table....
all I had to do was make all the necessary connections
When he came home and saw the light
all hooked up, he said,
"I knew you would have it installed before I got home"....
he knows me well, I'm an impatient soul!
Here is one last before and after...