Friday, January 21, 2011

I'm being harassed by fellow bloggers and it's not pretty...

sigh...

Angela, the Parisienne Farmgirl (of the beautiful kids, lovely chickens, and honey lavender ice cream), is "requesting" to see my chandelier after it's paltry makeover.  This re-do is more a case of "anything would be better" than "isn't she just amazingly clever." 

To save you time here's the "old" very ugly cheap chandy with it's too small shades.  Love all the extra chain and wires sticking out...

Original plan?  Redo the shades in a cool fabric to match the burgundy trim on plate and paint the chandy white (via Jan at Bobby Pins Boardwalk)

Shortly thereafter, a quick trip into Tuesday Morning unearthed two darling little shades.  Ooooops.  I need four.  The manager overheard me saying something to hubby (angel intervention alert) and she said,

"Did you see the 50% off ones in the back?"

"Why, no - no I didn't."

Buried in a bin in the back of the store were 5 high quality white shades.  Final cost after the additional 50% off?

$1.50 each

See how much bigger they are?






After slapping some primer on the chandy, I knew white wasn't going to work.  I got out my acrylics and started mixing until I matched the plate and voila - burgundy chandy  (Jan will be proud)...






The fabric I originally purchased for the shades will become the cord cover...


De-cluttering continues with the question, "Does a 65 year old woman really need her eighth grade report card?"  Purely rhetorical as it already hit the trash can.


9 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your chandy is wonderful; great job! The cord will look very nice covered in that fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job on your chandelier redo - very pretty! Wish I could say I accomplished that much today.
Answer to your last question - I got rid of mine long ago! :-D
Enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Great job on the candelier, it looks totally different. I am a fan of chain covers and that fabric will be super.

MightyMom said...

NICE!!

Susan said...

Great chandy, Adrienne. Ohhhhh, you threw away your report card? Wish you could send over some of your discipline. Susan

Rosie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! And what a deal on the shades. Beautiful fabric. I wish I had my 8th grade report card. My dad was the exact opposite of a pack rat. He almost threw my mom's wedding dress away when I was a teen. Good thing I caught him and snitched to my mom. Sheesh!!

Laurel said...

Lovely redo, it's perfect! You've inspired me to repaint a light in my living room, one of those tension poles with three lights branching off of it. It's brushed nickel, from my parents house, and needs to be bronze to match the new living room in my house. Wish me luck!

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Oh that turned out great. I love the fabric with it! More great things to come, huh?

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