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« on: August 28, 2018 12:04:19 PM »

Husband and I just bought our first home, and we're doing all kinds of projects in it (or at least, I am telling him we're doing all kinds of things, and he's going along with it out of love). This is my first ~finished~ project, refurbishing our kitchen & dining space light fixtures.

Originally our dining space chandelier had an amber yellow glass bowl shade that made everything a sickly shade of yellow when you turned it on, and the flush mount light had a grey marbling in its glass bowl that made it look like there was dirt and dust (and maybe dead bugs?) trapped inside it.

I managed to save us having to replace the fixtures by stripping the paint from the glass bowls with a bottle of isopropyl alcohol. Then, at husband's suggestion, I repainted the fixtures from a dark bronzy brown to antique green with gold detail - which will match with our kitchen island, backsplash, and wall paint.

I did a longer write up on my blog, which you can find here: http://www.appledainty.com/projects-by-discipline/refinishing/the-refurbishing-of-the-light-fixtures/

But that's the jist of it. Cheesy Here are some photos:


In the midst of removing the dingy yellow paint.


The white alabaster bowl underneath shines through!


Before painting


During painting


Done!


And the finished overhead light as well.
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018 01:38:56 PM »

Wonderful saves! And congratulations on your new home!
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018 03:36:59 AM »

THEY PAINTED WHITE ALABASTER WITH PAINT???

...mankind never ceases to surprise me. Congrats on saving that beautiful chandelier. Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018 04:51:07 AM »

Right? Sheesh.

Nice salvage, it looks great. Congrats on the new home!
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018 05:21:56 AM »

Really great makeover!

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018 05:46:51 AM »

Nice creativity and Congratulation for your new home.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018 07:18:11 AM »

Vast improvement! Your "new" fixtures look fab!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2018 12:36:19 PM »

This came out beautifully!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018 06:17:45 AM »

gorgeous, successful transformation!
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