Monday, June 20, 2011

New Chandelier and Mini Dining Room Makeover

So after hanging the birds and branches painting last week, at my friends house, we felt that her current lighting was just not fitting in with the look of the paintings. 
A few years ago, she bought a chandelier online for about $40.00.  When it arrived it was not really what she had anticipated.    It was a little too brassy and antique looking for her house.  So it's been sitting in her garage ever since.
We spray painted it a metallic silver.

Then we used the same technique that I used on my sister's chandelier. We used a tiny amount of Annie Sloan's chalk paint mixed with about an inch of water and just repeatedly brushed it on the chandelier.  It took away the sharpness of the silver spray paint and gave it a bit of a grayish, whitish finish with a little silver shining through.
Here it is hanging in her dining room.
Just a reminder of the before.
Here's the after.
It turned into a total mini makeover and completely changed the feel of her dining room.  I love it!


The DIY Show Off

18 comments:

Ali Richardson 6/20/2011  

SO SO SO much better! Beautiful!!!!

Lisa 6/20/2011  

Wow. That chandelier has a much lighter feel and allows the eye continue on to the painting. Good call!

Karen 6/20/2011  

That looks beautiful!

Ashley@ DesignBuildLove.co 6/20/2011  

the repainted light (with the new DIY art) gives it such a lighter feel!

Jodie 6/20/2011  

Love that chandelier.

Kristin Miracle Lewis @ WESTonCole 6/20/2011  

Beautiful!!! I love it. My dining room is such a work in progress and I need a new chandelier!!

My favorite chandelier is the OCHRE Pear Chandelier and I need to figure out a DIY Replicate because the $3000 is not in the budget!

Happy Monday!

NYCLQ 6/20/2011  

Looking good!! Love the chandy candy!! xo

:D Lynda

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating 6/20/2011  

Great makeover! The whole room looks lighter and brighter with the new chandelier and painting.

Debra 6/21/2011  

It looks beautiful! It looks like a different room.

Kati @ Obscured Flair- 6/21/2011  

I love the revamp! It looks so light and delicate now!

Jen 6/21/2011  

What a big difference!

Ashley 6/21/2011  

Oh my gosh, what a great change!

Lisa @ Turning Tables 6/21/2011  

Love it! It looks WAY more chic and now!! :) nice work!

Terry 6/23/2011  

The chandy and artwork looks great. Very good improvements for updating.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum 6/24/2011  

That is a great transformation after only a few small changes! What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Coley 6/26/2011  

yes it did, great job. love your blog :)

www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Crystal 7/01/2011  

It looks beautiful! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
Crystal
www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

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