I was rummaging through our local Habitat Restore recently and went in the lighting section. I’ve been looking for a cheap chandelier for my dining room because the one there now is hideous! Yes, its a rental and yes, I shouldn’t change it, but I can NOT live with this thing. Could you?
So, I look down and find a simple brass chandelier with some ugly frosted glass globes on it, but the lines of it are what I was looking for. I took off the shades and put them on the shades shelf for somebody else to take and off I went with my new chandelier for $10!
|Not the exact one I got, but similar.|
Ok…I’m new at blogging and I get excited to start a project and completely forget to take before pictures. I need to get better at that.
Anyway, I found a picture of a similar one, so this is kind of my before.
By the way, I also need a better camera and some photography lessons.
So, as you can see, I painted that bad boy my favorite (and everybody else’s) Heirloom White to go into my dining room. A few of the plastic posts (not sure what they are called) were chipped on the top so I decided to cover them with some scrapbook paper. Gotta love all the uses for scrapbook paper we can come up with. I also used some antiquing medium to highlight some of the details in the swirls.
So, now all I have to do is hang it. I’m also thinking of making a cord cover for it, maybe out of some of my leftover burlap. hmmm.
Doesn’t it look much better than that ugly lantern looking thing? I think so. Ignore the fact that only one of my dining chairs is white…that’s another project in progress.
What do you think? Major improvement from the old ugly one. Don’t worry Mr. Landlord, I saved it for you in the basement. I will put it back before I move out.
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