Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Junk Haulin a Chandy
I love beautiful lush crystal chandeliers and I was dying to have one in my dining room to give it that Shabby Romantic feel. Well, you know me, I grabbed a $5 brass chandy at a garage sale and went to work! (The guy at the garage sale LAUGHED at me and said I could not spray brass..HA!)
I spray painted the brass with a pretty antique white, added some dangly crystals and wa lah. 
Ok, this is not quite like the ones I drool over....but it made my day and my budget!
AFTER 
This is the style of fixture I had in my dining room before...not a bad light but not drool worthy.
BEFORE
BEFORE
This is a similar picture of the brass chandy before (i forgot to take a pic, but you get the idea)

If you can dream it you can do it! I also created this darling little rosebud kissing ball during Christmas and just decided to leave it up!

 This is my humble little junky chandy... $5 plus paint, crystals I traded for and .50 cents for all the shades. I think it would be even prettier with some beaded strands and beautiful shabby embellished shades that match...don't you think...
I am partying with all of the other lovers of Shabby White over at Faded Charm, you must check them out
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
and the lovely Cielo at
http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/
and My Cottage Charm at
http://mycottagecharm.blogspot.com/ 
and Romantic Homes
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Hugs,
Olivia


32 comments:

  1. Well, the NERVE of him!!! You should take these pictures and show him what you did. It's lovely!

    Deborah in NC

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  2. I sure hope he's wrong because I have an old brass chandelier up in the garage attic I plan on spraying, sugar. Maybe I should prime it first??? How did yours turn out? No flaking of the paint???
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  3. Ooooh, and I think it's gorgeous!!!!!!!
    C

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  4. It looks great! You got an awesome deal! Silly man of course you can spray paint anything!

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  5. Wow Olivia, that Chandy looks just gorgeous!! And yes, you CAN spray Brass!! Men, they just don't know nuthin' do they, LOL!! I too would show him a picture of it just to prove it CAN be done! Great Job!!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  6. Your willingness to work within your budget is a breath of fresh air! Your home is so beautiful, and more so than most because you've given many things that special TLC...reviving, beautifying, and restoring them. Great job!
    Be blessed,
    Karen

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  7. Okay,,,
    I'll drool for you!
    Fabulous job!
    You can paint anything!!!!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  8. Oh my gosh, I think it's adorable! I love your little dining room picture as well! Great job on the chandy!
    Blessings,
    Charmaine

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  9. I love it! I want to do one for our master bedroom. I need it to be bronze but want some crystals on it so I will have to see what I can do for cheap!!

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  10. Oh and don't you just love it when someone tells you that you can't do something when you know you can!! I just want to send a picture back to them and say, See!!!

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  11. Olivia it is gorgeous!! I don't know why that guy thought you can't paint brass. You can paint most anything.

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  12. It looks so pretty, along with your whole dining room. How wonderful! You did a great job. What kind of paint did you use?
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  13. Olivia,
    Glad you liked my chandelier makeover...apparently great minds think alike! :) Yours turned out great too!
    You should link it up to my Treasures and Trinkets Thursday party so everyone can see it.
    Have a blessed day!
    missy

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  14. I did the same thing and painted my brass chandys white and they came out great, just like your did!!!
    Jenn

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  15. Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  16. Oh, this just looks heavenly!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  17. Your chandy turned out so pretty!! I did the same thing with mine!!! Don't you love the difference it makes in the look of the whole room?!
    LOVE your blog!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  18. HELLO OLIVIA,

    YOUR CHANDY TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL :) LOVE THE TRANSFORMATION :)
    THANKS FOR DROPPING BY MY BLOG AND LEAVING ME SUCH A SWEET COMMENT!!! BUT MOST OF ALL FOR THE SO NEEDED PRAYERS FOR MY COUSIN CINDY!!!

    HUGS TO YOU BLOGGY FRIEND~XOX~MARI

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  19. Your chandy turned out gorgeous, I looove it! I think you should take a picture of how it looks now, back to the guy who laughed...He had NO idea what a cottage loving person could do with an old lamp like that did he?!!! It's truly a beautiful chandelier now! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  20. Very pretty!! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog...so do drop by!!

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  21. love it! joining you as a follower! found you at my romantic home's show and tell friday! come by my blog cottageromance.blogspot.com when you get a chance! thanks!

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  22. thanks for coming by! and for becoming a follower! :)

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  23. love the chandy! look so pretty and fit for your room! amazing!

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  24. Olivia you have me all confused, you changed your heading picture right? Of course you can spray brass....Please! it looks great! I did a post on cheep chandelier crystals a week ago, but it it sounds like you have a supplier. Thank you for sharing in my publishing joy!

    Carol

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  25. Olivia,

    YOU GO GIRLFRIEND. It looks awesome. I bought the exact same one at my local thrift store and painted it pink. I haven't completed finished it. But it looks lovely as it's coming along.

    Great job. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Cathy

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  26. Beautiful Olivia!! The dining room looks gorgeous! Great job!!!

    Debbie

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  27. chandys are so fun to dress up in your own special way. yours looks great...!

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  28. Your chandelier is beautiful! You did an amazing job! Wow! I think it looks like a million bucks. Very nice, Olivia.

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  29. Hi Olivia, WOW you did a gorgeous job of redesigning your chandy from a garage sale find. It is simply beautiful. Love the whole room and the romantic feel. You are one talented girl!!

    Thank you for stopping by today and your kind comment. Good Luck in my giveaway tomorrow.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  30. Wowwww Olivia...$5!!! Seriously a bargain! Your makeover did wonders and how dare that man tell you that you can't paint brass, well you showed him:)

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  31. Hi Olivia...

    Ohhh...I love your beautiful chandelier!!! It really does add that romantic feel to your lovely dining room! Ha...soooo there...men at the garage sale that said she couldn't spray paint brass!!! Take that!!! Too cute, my friend! I love your new shabby chic...romantic...white chandelier! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  32. I think it is totally drool worthy since that is exactly what I am doing here...Job well done...Pish-Posh to men that have no vision...Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings Kelsie

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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