Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chandelier Makeover

Hello everyone!

I decided it was time to make over my chandelier in my dining room. I have always liked this chandelier, but was ready to change it up to go with the changes I made in my dining room a few years ago.  

Here it is before:


And here it is after:


I didn't like the fact that it seemed to almost match the wall paint in here.  So, I decided to paint it grey to match the furnishings instead. I also removed the shades.



I'm very happy with how it turned out.  Now, I'm contemplating painting the walls in here!  It just never ends, does it?  

Here is a shot of it with the lights on.


By the way, I painted this while it was hanging up.  I just placed a drop cloth on top of my table and stood on that so I could reach it.  It took a few hours because it was tedious work, but the end result was worth it.  I used SW Fawn Brindle to paint it.


My husband loved it as soon as he saw it (since I painted it while he was at work).  He said he wished we could do that same thing to the one in our foyer.  We would have to hire a professional to take it down though since it's in a two story foyer above a large staircase.  So we may have to wait a while on that one! 

Have you ever painted a chandelier?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

47 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks good! Probably be easier just to replace the one in the foyer since you need a pro to take it down and hang it back up.

Wanda said...

I've never had a chandelier so the answer to your questions is NO. But I wish it were yes on both counts.

Our Retirement Cottage is a rental. So not a liberty to do painting...etc. So my changes are in the accents I use to make it look different. I have gotten a lot of great ideas from you that don't involve the painting or remodeling of rooms. So Thanks.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow...quite a change. It looks really beautiful and updated!

cynthia lee designs said...

I love it painted...so beautiful!! Yes...I have painted a chandelier before and it is a lot of work, but so worth it.
hugs,
Cindy

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Great job, Kelly! It looked beautiful before, but the after is just stunning! I've been thinking of removing the shades from my dining room chandelier too. I haven't really painted it, but I did use some rub n buff on it to tone down the gold color. You're making me want to paint it now. I was admiring lots of pretty colors when we were at SW. It wouldn't be too expensive to get one of the sample jars for a project like that. You're right...it never ends! :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just amazing, doesn't even look like the same chandy, great job on it!

Ron said...

I love the "after", Kelly.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

That looks SO good! I love it, it is really beautiful in your room.

Stacey said...

That looks great. The beauty of the chandelier is so much more visible with the shades gone. I usually like shades but that is better, I think.

We have painted chandeliers before by taking them down. I once stood on the dining room table for hours and sewed a sleeve on the chain. No blood left in my arms but it was worth it. :)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful transformation! I love how the chandy looks in your elegant dining room! Beautiful wall color as well! Hugs, Poppy

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
It looks great. What a big change with just painting it. I have painted my chandeliers but I take them down and spray paint them. Yours came out really nice. Your patience paid off. Beautiful.
Kris

Judy said...

it's gorgeous Kelly...you did a good job! I have painted several chandeliers...one in the kitchen, and one my bathroom but I had them taken down before I painted them. I have one of the huge gold ones in the dining room that everyone had a few years ago and I've been wanting to paint it...I might have to use the color you used on yours.

Jan Tanis said...

What a lovely change! It looks fantastic!

I have painted many chandeliers before - some by hand, others with spray paint. They've all turned out great!!

Jan ♥

Bonnie said...

I love the new color and new look without the shades.

You never cease to amaze with with your energy and projects finished.

Jane W said...

Kelly, that is one terrific transformation! I love the color - never would have thought to paint it in place, but a fabulous idea. Have a great week lady! Jane

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

looks pretty. sorry we missed you on sat. we had a good time and went shopping after the meetup. maybe next one?

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

This looks beautiful!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the color change, Kelly, and I bet it adds a lot more light and sparkle now that you've removed the shades! How do you change the light bulbs in your 2 story foyer chandy?

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful new look all for the cost of a bit of paint and time. :) Luv it! Yeah for paint, right?
Yes, I have painted a few in my time. Getting ready to paint the one in my son and DIL's dining room.

Cozy Little House said...

It looks beautiful! No, I've never owned a chandelier. You and your sister are the painting duo.
Brenda

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It looks SO much better! Not that it wasn't pretty before, but it has such graceful curves, that can now be appreciated without the shades. I really like the new color, too.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your chandy turned out just beautiful, Kelly! I love the new, lighter color and it really sparkles without the shades. It was worth your hard work! :)

XO,
Jane

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I paint a lot of things but I never painted a chandy...I LOVE the way yours turned out Kelly...it looks so pretty!!

White Whimsy said...

Love your new updated chandelier. It so amazing what a difference a little paint can make.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It looks great, Kelly! You did a fantastic job. Yes, I've painted everything imaginable, including chandeliers.

Linda said...

Amber has painted hers and it was transformed!! I love the diference PAINT can make on just about anything!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- YEP- We were talking about doing that today with my dd's chandy...in the house she is moving into. I LOVE the way yours looks. Yours is just gorgeous! xo Diana

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Gail said...

Beautiful Kelly! I have a few that I have painted in the past but they are in need of a make-over again....it never ends does it! Enjoy your day, Gail

Bliss said...

I think I like it better gray too. What are the shades made of, they look like a metal which would give you the option of also painting those, or if fabric, well I know where you can find some chicken wire shade inspiration.

a house full of vintage said...

The chandelier looks wonderful! Love the paint color and it goes so well with your furnishings in the room. I have painted a few chandeliers because it's so much better than buying a new one and is an easy way of updating a space.

White Weathered Hutch said...

WOW!! Love love love that transformation!
Isn't paint the best....

Revi said...

Oh, yeah. Subtle change, but a LOT nicer! I sort of love the cool/warm thing with your wall color now...
-Revi

The Bluestocking Belle said...

I'm all for painting chandeliers! I've painted two different ones black. Yours is lovely!

Cynthia said...

Kelly this turned beautiful, love the color!!! I love your centerpiece too.

Cynthia

Missy George said...

I used to have a neighbor who would by things (especially lamps) with the thought of painting them..Spray painting..We bought a white chandelier once to intentionally antique it..We Verdigrised it..looked great..Still hangs in the entry of my old house..

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love the change! And yes I totally understand how updating one thing leads to redoing a bunch more!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh yes, could you build some sort of scaffolding to stand on to paint the one in the foyer???

Scribbler said...

Your looks great. Yes, I have painted several. The funniest one was when I first coated it in wedgewood blue, then applied a hot pink crackle finish. (Well you know I love my color.) I took it to be rewired, and when I went to pick it up, the folks in the shop could not contain their merriment. I hung it in my sunroom, loved it a while, then redecorated the room in black and white. So then it was painted black, and I sold the house. End of this story!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Love the new color! I like the white against the dark walls! The container on the table is so pretty!

Happy day to you!
karianne

must love junk said...

Kelly, I love how this turned out! So pretty :)
Susan

Christine Vandormolen said...

much better...luv it...ties in beautifully with the table centerpiece

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love it Kelly…what paint did you use?..it took on a totally different look…beautiful job!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the color you painted it. I once used a dark minwax stain on a silverish chandy that turned out great.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks great! And if you ever decide to put the shades back up, you could cover them with gray dropcloth material, or a sturdy white fabric/linen

Olive said...

well done you, love it

Anne said...

Kelly your chandelier transformation is so pretty! Love the new light color.I did the same thing in my dining room.I painted my chandelier while it was up.It worked out much better than taking it down to paint.
xx
Anne