Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Envy My Find

Hello i am amanda and let me introduce you to "My Find"
I have been collecting old chandeliers and working on them ever-so-slowly, much to the chagrin of Mr. Rubbish. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out exactly how I want to fix them up. I have a rather large chandelier that has been in the corner of our living room for a very long time. The good news is that I finally figured out what color to paint it and what accessories to add. That will be a later post, if I ever finish. Who knew that dressing a chandelier could be this difficult?

I found this petite cutie at a garage sale last weekend for $5. It is a vintage, candle chandelier made out of iron. It looked fine black, but I was inspired to paint it turquoise.
First, I scraped off the old candle wax and painted on primer. After the primer I applied two coats of turquoise acrylic paint. One of the other chandelier’s I am working on had a few vintage crystals left on it, so I pulled them off and attached them to this one. I also had some strands of crystals left over from, you guessed it, yet another chandelier, so I attached those also.

This was quite the transformation! It looks like a different chandelier and I just used stuff I had lying around to redo it!


Mon Petit Lustre!

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