This is undoubtedly the ugliest and cheapest chandelier ever manufactured. I've decided the only way to even partially redeem it is by slapping on a coat of paint. I'll be adding a cord cover to mask the sloppy job the previous owners did on installation.
I'm happy with the little blue shades I added but the cheap fake brass needs paint. I will not be taking it down but using a footstool and a paint brush. First I'll do primer and then any color I want because I can mix it with my acrylics.
I thought about a black undercoat with a chippy cream topcoat. Your input would be much appreciated.
As always you can click on picture to embiggem. You sure don't want to miss the wire sticking out of the side of the cord (and maybe a dust bunny or two.) If you're wondering about the wicker looking thing on the ceiling is (of course you are), it is a blind over the sky light. All my life I wanted a skylight. Now I have two - the other one is in my bathroom. Guess what? When the sun is beating down in the middle of summer it will fry your brain.
The wall color in this photo is pretty true. Sort of a coffee with lots of cream.
I really like the little shades...
So what color should the chandelier be?
From the combox:
Jan of Bobbypin's Boardwalk said:
Oh wait! I don't have to keep those shades. Really! So I popped online to check out different shades. Prices? Outrageous! The current shades have the top ring and lamp clippy thing. The bottom ring is being held on by the stiff fabric. It would be easy enough to attach the top and bottom rings with some wire and recover the lampshades with whatever I wanted because I really like the idea of burgundy for the ugly chandelier. I remember hanging that burgundy trimmed plate and thinking the same thing Jan did.Well, Adrienne, you know you can never go wrong with white. The only other color that grabbed me was in looking at your picture I saw a plate on the wall. It appeared to have a burgundy trim. Boy that trim really stood out against those walls beautifully. I wonder if that could be an option. However, since you are keeping the darling blue shades, I think I would probably do white. I also like yellow and blue, but don't think the yellow would work in your kitchen. Yes, I keep coming back to white. Can't wait to see how it ends up.