Monday, August 9, 2010

A $4 chandelier makeover

Has it really been a month since my last post? Where does the time go???
Here is our dining room when we moved in almost two years ago and this is the light fixture we inherited. I have been waiting to buy a new one and living with the brass one all this time. I hated it! The budget didn't allow for a new one, so I decided to makeover this one.

Here is the new chandy after one can of Krylon Ivory spray paint (Wal-Mart $2.50), and a few sheets of scrapbook paper (Hobby Lobby $1.50) and some Mod Podge. I love it! In case you haven't noticed, I just love lighting and what it does for the feel of a home. I did take the fixture down before painting it, or should I say my hubby took it down and hung it back up for me. Thanks Honey!
I love how it changes the feel of my dining room. And yes, that is a paint test under the chair rail. I thought about painting the bottom a greyish blue, but changed my mind. I would really like to do some board and batten under there. Just need to paint back over that and haven't done it yet.


Here is a close up of the paper I used. It's subtle, but gives it a little character. I distressed it some too, but it is hard to tell...



I was inspired by all things Coastal after our family beach vacation this summer. I used some starfish I bought there and some garage sale plates (brown and white) that I finally found recently, and some blue glass jars to create a centerpiece.



I will be posting some pictures from our trip very soon!





7 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

GREAT job Amy, I love the transformation! Your table scape is awesome too...

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

It's all simply beautiful - Amy! The table scape is perfect. I look forward to having a dining room one day, instead of a playroom!!!

Elise said...

Looks great!! Love it and your tablescape!!
Elise

Katherine Ann said...

really pretty Amy! Great job and even better price :)

Sean, Mandy, Mack and Levi said...

as always, you are amazing girl!!!!

Kasie said...

what a transformation. so pretty

J.A.M (Jonathan, Anna, and Michelle Norton) said...

Can't even tell it's the same light fixture-very pretty! You never run out of great ideas :)