Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chandelier Makeover for Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday!

First of all, I want to thank Susan for offering this Monday Metamorphosis. I have always loved coming to visit. Today is the very first time I have participated. It's very exciting!

When we moved cross country, we packed a black wrought iron chandelier that used to hang in the dining room of our house.   If the truth be told,  that chandelier  gave new meaning to the word "ugly." It was never my favorite and I honestly cannot explain why we ever even brought it with us.

In the Colonial home we bought in New England, we remodeled a bathroom and needed a ceiling light. I had seen beautiful chandeliers in decorating magazines but could not possibly afford them. That's when I remembered the old chandelier. Once unpacked and dusted off, out into the backyard it went. It got five (count 'em) coats of white deck paint. Of course, I let each new coat dry well before applying the next coat. That took quite a bit of patience!
When the spraying was finally completed, the fun really began.  My daughter helped me add all kinds of baubles and bangles.  Many of them I bought at a dollar store and strung them onto clear fishing "wire."  We even draped some luminescent strands used to decorate a Christmas tree!

My daughter frosted the candles and they now sparkle like diamonds!

Voila!  The ugly chandelier is now a real beauty. 

Hope you like this metamorphosis!


BECKY said...

Oh Susan! It's beautiful!! You and your daughter did a fantastic job! And to have a chandelier in a bathroom?! Priceless, dahhhhling! :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Susan...this turned out fabulous! It's so glamorous and fun! And did I mention beautiful? There will be some folks copying this idea! So glad you posted it for MM! :-)

Christa said...

Hi Susan! Love the chandelier! Thanks for visiting my blog. I found blogland around the same time you did, and I became hooked! It's so much fun! Glad to meet you!


Scribbler said...

Now aren't you glad you saved it? It is smashing, and as Susan said, Glamourous! It's like it's wearing jewelry.


Linda O'Connell said...

Splendid! Makes me want to redecorate. See what a good idea and little paint can do? I always recycle. My husband says I'm the only person he knows who will destroy one thing to make another. smile

Donna Leigh Ellis said...

your redo is really terrific! i am so glad you kept the ugly chandelier. you must have known it had another life in it!!! your daughter did a great job on the candles, i never thought of doing that...can't wait to try it soon. how fun that she is creative and wants to spend time with you. that is a blessing!

Karen Lange said...

It is beautiful! What a great way to recycle something. It's so much fun to do that, and you feel so savvy and creative. Congrats, you're a genius:)

Chatty Crone said...

Now if I lived a million years and had a black chandelier - I would have NEVER thought of that. It is beautiful. You are so talented and your daughter too.

I can't even imagine.


Carolyn said...

It looks beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

my hubby did the same for me....maybe you've seen my chadelier....but I just love the white...and i'm thrilled that you have one too!
it is the perfect addition to a pretty home! fun to look at! and it almost has the power to make you feel like a princess! am I right! lol

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

WOW, Susan!
I love this!
Who would ever guess that those are Dollar store beads???
Genius, I tell ya!
The frosted candles--yummy!
I have a black chandelier that I think needs a face-lift, and a daughter, too.
What is that framed mosaic beauty on the wall behind the chandy?
Do you have more pictures of it?
Thanks for showing us your creation!

Dianne said...

It's lovely!!

LDH said...

This is fabulous! It is more than beautiful! Good job, Susan!

Susan said...

Hi Girls! Loved coming home and reading your comments. Just love it.

Leslie, the mosaic on the wall was done in part by my daugthter and in part by a sister, who's an artist. Think I'll do a Metamorphosis on it soon! Thanks for asking.

I truly appreciated all the compliments. THANKS. Sincerely, Susan

Gypsy Purple said...

Fabulous!!!!! congratulations it really looks wonderful!!!

Kansas Amy said...

What a great job you did!! It's great!

Susan said...

Thanks Gypsy Purple and Amy! Soooo glad you both visited. Sincerely, Susan

Gypsy Purple said...

Please see my blog for a link and a mention xx Gypsy Purple

Kansas Amy said...

Awww.. I remember now. I may have to try to pick up some jewels to dress mine up!

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