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« on: January 04, 2013 10:00:18 AM »


So we had this big, black, ornate light hanging in our dining area. It was extremely obnoxious. Before:

I painted it between working on other projects over about one month. I used acrylic paints and didnt bother to put a clear coat on the finished piece.


I also bent out the decorative arms, to give the chandelier more openness. The chain was ugly, so after shortening it I bound it together with a piece of trim, then covered the whole thing with a strip of fabric that my mom used as gift wrapping. Stash busting!


Since my husband moved into our apartment in 1995 we aren't expecting our rental deposit back anyway. I might even take this light with us if we move.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013 11:01:12 AM »

Love this!  What a great idea.  The light hanging over the kitchen island now has a paint job in it's immediate future.   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013 01:51:33 PM »

Wow I love this!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013 02:00:13 PM »

This is the happiest chandelier I've ever seen! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013 07:35:19 PM »

Wow!
I have lived with so many ugly chandeliers in the past but since I was renting I never got to paint them. What a fun transformation.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013 05:16:34 PM »

I really like the bright colors.  It has a much "happier" feeling to it now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013 07:34:33 PM »

Wow!
I have lived with so many ugly chandeliers in the past but since I was renting I never got to paint them. What a fun transformation.

Yeah, we're technically only renting that chandelier too. But my husband moved into this apartment in 1996, so the $300 security deposit isn't coming back anyway (and rent control! oh! the rent control!). And we're going to take the chandelier with us if we ever move.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013 12:55:01 PM »

Wow that is fantastic! I don't have any chandeliers around but if I see any in the local charity shops I'd definitely consider buying one and giving it a makeover! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013 05:58:32 PM »

Great idea.  I think I'd like to make a go at my chandelier after seeing what you were able to do with a little creativity.  It really livened up the room with that color.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2013 07:58:38 AM »

You see so many of those ugly black lights around.  You did a wonderful job giving it a fun new life.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013 08:11:58 AM »

Thanks! It did take several coats of "not the right color at all" done over several weeks (usually while waiting for another painting project to dry, and always with a glass of wine). It was fun seeing what my husband would notice had been changed during the process, and he caught almost every step!
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013 10:37:59 AM »

That chandelier makes me so happy to look at it. You did an awesome job making it so cheerful.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013 10:51:10 AM »

Great job. So much cheerier now!

I'm on the hunt now for a chandelier to paint, lol.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013 04:46:17 PM »

That's fun!
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beautifull !!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2013 04:27:28 PM »

That is so whimsical... That reminds me of something that'd be in a Dr. Seuss book!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2013 01:25:36 PM »

Beautiful! I want to do copy this idea, but I'm renting and I'm too chicken.  HAHA
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013 04:14:25 PM »

This is a work of art and has to follow you wherever you go! I love it!  Wink
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I love it!
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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2014 10:16:10 AM »

I am so in love with this!
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