Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A little paint goes a long way!


If you are new to my blog, i want to share a little trick i use all the time....I love to paint light fixtures...Of course the Shabby chic is of choice when getting a Thrift find...Paint it white...It is always a winner...I my case, i have something for Copper!


I find this beautiful Chandelier....and it was HUGE and Cheap....But i needed 7 Sconces to go with it in the entry room...


SO...I bought French looking sconces in SILVER..On clearance!
Then i painted them Copper with the paint from the Craft store....DECO ART
Then when dry, i brushed brown paint on a rag and rubbed it all over the sconce...



Here, you can see the entry!




In the new house, i had a sweet surprise....In the dining room....This copper chandelier....I guess, i will not have to paint it :)
Next time you see a Chandelier...Think about what metal paint or color paint you could transform it with.....What looks good with your room...



Another paint inspiration....The sconces in French Bathroom.

Happy painting!

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18 comments:

Jen said...

You have a gorgeous home!

That chandelier is just sooo pretty!

Nichol said...

We painted our dining room chandelier and it came out beautiful. Loving that chandelier an that entry way!

the cape on the corner said...

well it all looks great, but i am surprised that you did it with craft paint and not spray paint. that's a great idea, and something i had not considered!

Leah said...

you are so fabulous ... in every way! and so is your home :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Just beautiful! Isn't paint amazing! You have a gorgeous home.

Hannah said...

They look great! I am not very crafty like that LOL I don't know if mine would turn out quite so nice LOL!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I just love what you did with the chandelier!! It is gorgous!!!

High Heeled Life said...

You are so creative and inspiring!!! ..HHL

Maria said...

Your home is simply breathtaking (is this the old or the new?) and you are so talented and creative!!

Amber Rose said...

You have such wonderful taste!

Casa Bella said...

Frenchy, you are one creative girl (with great taste!) Love what you've done to transform those items! And your home is lovely.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

The cape on the corner...It all depend on your surface. For wicker i would spray paint. I did not even sand before. The surface was very porous.
I don
t really like to spray paint. I like the paint brush and the control on the surface and effects.
Maria, this is my old house.
Happy you guys like it! Hugs

Meg O. said...

Wow, that all looks so incredible! Your house is amazing!

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Its So Very Cheri said...

AWESOME Frenchy. DecoArt has so many fabulous products. Thanks for linking up and your Canvas People e-mail will be coming soon.

Cheri

Robin said...

This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled9 and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty! Great job! :)

Roeshel

concretenprimroses said...

Wonderful!
Kathy

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