Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hey Chandy, Welcome to the 21st Century

This chandelier I like.

The one below...not so much.
The chandelier with it's shiny brass finish and clear ribbed glass globes was purchased by me, (while wearing stretchy turquoise stirrup pants, and a glittery gold, turquoise, and orange flowered over- sized T-shirt). The little somethin' somethin' that put the spring in my step and gave me confidence to buy this piece of reflective goodness? Matching turquoise flat shoes. Can we say 1980's? Ouch.

Would you believe this is the same chandelier? The transformation started with a can of Rustoleum black hammered spray paint. The Rustoleum people should be sending checks my way, but they are not. This spray paint says it does not need primer, but I noticed that due to the slick brass finish it is not scratch free. Not a lot of wear after it's hung on the ceiling, so no worries. I replaced the ribbed glass with frosted very inexpensive glass globes. Sometimes, I'm just cheap like that and not paying a lot, works for me. Hey chandy, welcome to the 21st Century.

I have the perfect spot for this updated beauty. Stay tuned!

Blessings, Ele

PS: Thanks to all my followers and those of you who are sweet enough to leave me comments.

21 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh- a couple cans of spray paint can be a miracle worker- your "new" chandy is fantastic.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Ok...I wish i could have seen a picture of you in that wild outfit...great job on the chandelier!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Lori said...

that looks great Ele...i have two ceiling lamps i am not so happy with...the colors are just not me anymore...thanks for the inspiration!!!

vivian said...

great! love what you can do with a good ole can of paint!!

Floss said...

That's great! We have a similar paint called Hammerite in the UK, which I can also get in France. I won't forget the possibilities...

Shanae said...

I do believe I have almost the same lovely shiny brass chandelier, but I don't think I was wearing that awesome outfit when I bought it LOL Mine is about to turn white.

Connie said...

Sounds like you were stylin', sugar! And just what was WRONG with that outfit??? Hmmm? On you I'm sure it would look great, chickee!! LOL
xxo,
Connie

Draffin Bears said...

That is wonderful Ele, looks like a new and different chandelier.

Hugs
Carolyn

Elyse said...

wow! spray paint is magical, isn't it? you did an awesome job. it looks very cool. very restoration hardware.

ah, the 80s. i looked more like a member of the bangles. LOL

looking forward to your next post.

xo

Jennifer said...

Ele Hello,My third time attempting to post my computer is being a real pain tonight froze on me twice.Love what you did with that light it looks great.I too am loving all the black.Hugs,Jen

kayleeg2005 said...

omg! i couldn't believe that's the same chandy, lol! lovely, good job!

pamperedgirl38 said...

Nothing like a great can of paint! You can work miracles! Love your blog! Traci

Kai said...

I just plain old NEED to hang around YOU and learn all your tips & tricks! You amaze me! That looks a million times more elegant now! LOVE IT! Can I be your apprentice? LOL!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Ele!! What an amazing transformation, I love it! Perfect for your beautiful home. And I think the shades look wonderful! Much, much better :)
Hugs,
Amy

Judi said...

Hi there
I like the new look. Definately looks so different and I can't wait to see where you put it.

I too have a chandalier that is just...too shiny and I'm threatening to have one of my guys take it down so I can paint it. They look at me in disbelief and that rather scares me to do anything with it...thank you for the inspiration!!
love it!
Judi

Martha's Favorites said...

Love it, looks great. They should be sending checks. Martha

Lori said...

Pretty sharp Ele!

Stella said...

It's wonderful what a can of spray paint will do. Great job! I was busy using the spray can myself. Stop by my blog and take a look.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love the transformation, Ele! I've got that same brass fixture over my kitchen table. Came with my 1998 house. I've already gotten another chandy, tole, that I've just cleaned up and need to repaint & add some prisms to. Then I'll be up-to-date, too! Love how yours turned out. Could it be going into the sunroom?!?

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Inspired Tokens said...

Wow Ele ...you certainly have been busy with the spray paint. I love what you did with the chandy; plus all the other wonderful redo's. Keep them coming, you are giving me some wonderful ideas.

Anonymous said...

This project is so great! What a great way to keep older/outdated items looking new! I love it!
My name is Cathy and I came across your blog and project and I had to say hello and tell you how much I liked the project.

We would love to have you share it on www.PaintIdeas.com! It's our little DIY inspiration corner of the web world. :)

Thanks for thinking of Rust-Oleum!