Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Old Chandelier

This is the chandelier I picked up at the Architectural Clearinghouse (check it out if you are in the Edmonton area!) for $15. It was in great condition, worked well but just felt dated.


A coat of grey paint and aged with a brown glaze made my new chandelier feel delightfully old. It just seems to fit with the room much better.

The other bonus was that our new chandelier has 12 40watt bulbs, which give us a total of 480 watts while our last one only had 6 25watt bulbs for a total of 150. This makes a HUGE difference, especially because the ceilings are so high.

45 comments:

Emily Call said...

I love this. It looks so great!

Crys said...

Love your new look! You're so inspiring!

MrsKBJ said...

I love it!! Great find!!

Vintage Creations said...

i love it!!!... sometimes its hard to find good things that just need a little bit of love..:) it looks fabulous!!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That is totally gorgeous!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Love what you did with this.

I have one, in different colors, from when I worked at (Ethan Allen) but the original stain and paint still work for me.

Karen said...

I love it! I can't blve how different it looks.

april francom said...

Awesome!!! Love it!

Fields of Linen & White said...

It is unbelievable what paint does, this is beautiful.
I have some lights just like this, now I want to try this. A question, what do you use for a glaze?
TIA Cheryl

Amber said...

wow I am on the hunt for a vintage chandelier this post made me realize I need to look beyond color and look at shape!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

it looks fabulous! great job!
gail

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

That is awesome!

Calu said...

It's beatiful!! Great job :)

Barbie said...

Oh my goodness that is gorgeous!

{Amanda} said...

wow! that's quite the transformation...it's beautiful now!

Denise said...

What a good eye for a project. So many would not have seen its potential. I love it.

Rebecca said...

I love all the arms this chandy has! What a great find! I really want to check out that salvage place sometime...is that the same one you got that gorgeous window from?

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is a fantastic makeover! Well done. I usually see potential in things, but I don't think I would've had a vision for that one. Just gorgeous.

One Project at a Time said...

LOVE IT!!!! You have a great eye for hidden gems

Jamilyn said...

What a great before and after. In the before picture, I never thought that "ugly" chandelier could be transformed. You did an amazing job! Jamilyn

edenala said...

WOW the power of paint!!! But I do think I'd like the chandelier even more if the black metal parts were also painted grey:)

Victoria of design my life said...

That is a ridiculous price! I never find things that cheap. I also love that style of chandelier, great job!

This Full Life said...

What an amazing transformation for such a great find. Love your style!

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

Oh my....That turned out perfect!

Sue said...

Great price, wish they were that cheap here!
It looks gorgeous!
Sue

katie said...

ahh so cute! I can never find steals like that!

Embellished Bayou said...

What a fabulous find for $15!! You totally transformed it, much improved (as usual)!

Cote de Texas said...

wow - this might just be my favorite project of yours ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have some sconces painted like this- I might just have to copy you!!!!

Elizabeth said...

You officially have the best stores up there. I'm talking to my husband about moving....

~ RM said...

Just lovely! :) $15????!

Kami said...

I love what you did!

Oliver's said...

Love it!!! You are a rock star!

angela said...

The chandelier looks amazing! You did a wonderful job! Can I ask how you kept the gray from getting on the black iron "arms?" Are they removable? Great work!

Proper Prim said...

I love that style... it does looks a thousand percent better in the white... very nice job...

Trac~ said...

Beautiful! You are SO TALENTED! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Tracey said...

Oh my...I love it!!!

:) T

Kelly Muys Wood said...

FIFTEEN DOLLARS?! Score!!!

Love it!!!

Kelly
http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com

julie said...

love it holly!

Sue said...

Me again, please pop over and claim your award!
Sue

Invited In said...

Wow!! You are amazing!! I am just in love with everything you have shared on your blog. I just sprayed a huge craigslist cabinet.....I wish I had found your blog before I sprayed it. I think I may have sprayed it a different color after seeing all of your white!!!
Thanks for sharing:)

mrso' said...

LOVE the color! And can't beat the price. Wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my blog...

Priscila said...

the difference is AMAZING!!!! I love love love it!!!

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Sharon said...

Love the painted chandelier ... and hte window frame behind it.

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

you are brilliant!!!!

Lara Brehm said...

LOVE IT! :)

 
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