Friday, December 2, 2011

So Elegant

I have a busy weekend coming up so I worked hard today to finish the Chandelier. I was waiting this week for a day where it wasn't raining or snowing, so I could spray paint.

I found a chandelier at Goodwill but it was $20. I went to Value Village and picked this one up for $9.99, half the price of the one at Goodwill. I also bought 7 long strings of pearls from the dollar store and you guessed it, they were $7.

I found a branch outside and hung it up so i could spray paint it.

As you can see I put tape over the electrical part.

Than I took my glue gun and the pearls and went crazy.

Looks like a mess right? well that is because its not hanging, my glue gun wouldn't reach if it was hanging. Made it harder this way, so I would say if you do this, try to hand it while decorating it. Also, if you have the cut the string of pearls, dab some glue on the string, so the pearls don't go everywhere. I found that out after the fact. Ryder (our dog) thought it was treats, so he was running around chasing the pearls, HA.
Can you see the glue? no? well i tried to capture it for you.

Now here is the Chandelier!

 I put the pearls between the five arms and between each light socket.
 I also put a row on the 'body' of the chandelier.

I spray painted it with white, I tried finding a nice pastel colour but couldn't. The chandelier is going in our laundry room. I will get my electrician Brandon to hook it up soon to show you. I choose the laundry room for a couple of reasons.
1. I need a light fixture in there.
2. I still have yet to decorate that room and make it my own, so this is my starting point and inspiration.
So a little before and after.....


krystle den Hollander said...

Wow that turned out really well. I think it will look great in the laundry room. Very well done!

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

LOVE!!!! Can't believe it was $9.99!! Great transformation! I would love for you to come link this up tomorrow over at! Your newest fan!

A Few Pennies said...

Elegant! That was truly a great bargain--I have one similar in my family room (doesn't look as beautiful as yours) I'm going to paint it too. Love the inspiration!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

So lovely. I adore this redo!

Just wanted to let you know that I featured you at Creative Juice...

Thanks for sharing!