Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Dandy Chandy... Updated.



When I spied this brass chandelier at a garage sale my heart went "pitter patter". The owner still loved it but was ready for an updated light fixture in her dining room.


See the before...
It was a bit tired and outdated.

I carefully dismantled the chandelier, taking all the crystals off and soaking them. Then scrubbed each and every one with a toothbrush. I sorted them all out on a towel, counting to make sure I could create a balanced look as I put them back on the chandy.


Then I taped off any areas I did NOT want to paint.



I used a quality spray primer and high performance white spray paint.



And...Taa Daa!! It truly was even more gorgeous in person than the photo shows!




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32 comments:

  1. It looks amazing! I would love this in my own home!

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  2. Melissa, you did good. There is a saying, one man's trash is another's treasure. In this case not sure that applies as the old owners still loved it. So I suppose, one man's treasure is another man's (or ladies) beloved treasure :)
    Well done, xoxo tami

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  3. what a great transformation....beautiful!
    Julie x

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  4. Looks like you've saved yourself a FORTUNE there! So beautiful, is'nt it a good job the original owner didn't see the potential.

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  5. Gorgeous! I so want one! What a sweet chandelier!
    Great job! 8>)

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  6. Wow. You are the Queen of Junk Vision! Gorgeous.

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  7. beautiful! I have one in the garage... I should get busy

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  8. Was that lady on drugs? That chandy is fab.
    Lillie
    aka Junk Palace

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  9. Oh wait... I meant GOR-GEOUS!! Great transformation!!

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  10. What a great before & after! thanks for sharing :-)

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  11. So lovely~ great job freshening it up! Lezlee

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  12. Beautiful Melissa...you just reminded me I have a chandelier waiting for me in my garage. I bought it mostly for the crystals...but may have to re-think it after seeing yours. Laurel

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  13. That is the most fabulous chandelier I've ever seen! Well done, it's beautiful.
    ~Mary
    www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this Chandeleir. Great Job!

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  15. That is so pretty! The scrubbing and painting paid off!

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  16. This is GORGEOUS! Love the transformation. Wish I could luck out with finds like this at garage sales!

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  17. That looks great! If the original owner could see it now, I'll bet she'd kick herself for not doing that.

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  18. Just so beautiful, you did a great job on this lamp project! The fresh coat of white really looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this on VIF!
    xo,
    Debra

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  19. Your chandy is gorgeous! Great job!

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  20. What a gorgeous update! The fresh coat of paint makes all the difference between dated and timeless!

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  21. If the seller could see it now, she would probably want it back! Great job.

    Hope you will stop in for my $30.00 gift card giveaway!

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  22. It turned out just beautiful! Amazing the change cleaning and paint can make!

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  23. It sure is beautiful! You scored! Vanna

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  24. Gorgeous! I love how paint can bring things new life!
    Michelle

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  25. You did a fabulous makeover. Bling alore!

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  26. Simply beautiful! Nicely done!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  27. Beautiful! That white just looks great, crisp and updated!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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