Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Touch of Silver

I just gave my candelabra style lamp a little makeover.



Here it is before.


My inspiration was my art deco lamp base.



So, I dry brushed the candelabra with metallic silver, and touches of green.














It has more depth now, and the  silver reflects beautifully in the crystals.



Working on my next redesign. Check back to see how an old, and recent find, became the perfect marriage.



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39 comments:

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

It seriously looks like it's naturally aged over time! Great job!

Bobbie said...

I love the transformation, it looks great! Chandeliers are one of my many weaknesses. I going to be repurposing a bird cage using silver as the base coat. Would you mind sharing...is the metallic silver an acrylic paint? Thanks Bobbie

Deborah said...

Its so cute!!
I love what you've done!

Deborah :)

Cottage and Broome said...

What a wonderful make over, I'll have to try that on some of my brass things I don't like. Thanks, for stopping by our blog, Laura

tinemor said...

I love it!!
Hugg, Tine
Norway

Toni said...

It is really beautiful, so much better in silver.

cityfarmer said...

... the price of silver just went up!!!

of course it's beautiful ... you did it

kpaints said...

Perfect!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,

Loving the silver!
What a great find...

It looks so beautiful on the table.

All the Best,
Christine

Terry said...

Oh, would have thought to add the green. Definitely makes it. Love the silver so much better.

Tam said...

Beautiful!

Connie said...

You should have your own TV show!

Katie said...

Beautiful finish to a beautiful piece!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What an amazing difference. It looks much better silver!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow, it looks so much better! I have a similar candelabra (non-electic) that could use this treatment!

xoxo
Kathleen

La Petite Vie said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I have a few items in my attic that could use this, thanks for the idea!

Karen said...

It looks beautiful Rosemary, adding the green made all of the difference. It looks perfectly aged.

Kris said...

It is a work of art Rosemary. You are so talented and come up with very creative and inspiring ideas.

Kris

Bobbie said...

Thank you for sharing the paint information. Have a great day!
Bobbie

eclecticrevisited said...

wow..this is gorgeous, am wanting to do some pieces in sliver but hadn't thought of adding a little extra depth by adding green.
way cool..
best,
maureen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, I love the candelabra, I would've thought it was like this, aged with time! You did such a perfect job and now it's so very elegant. See ya! Hugs, FABBY

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the change...it is beautiful.

Ido said...

Oh my, another of your great transformations, love it!
XXX Ido

lvroftiques said...

Love the new finish Rosemary! Vanna

Cindy said...

Wow! That is totally gorgeous! One would never guess that it isn't authentic.
Fabulous!
Hugs, Cindy

Coley said...

LOVE this! Looks so natural :)

Bridget said...

You did a wonderful job with the finish! It looks somehow even older! But in a very good way! Love it.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Once again, you WOW us!! love it! xoxo D

Honey at 2805 said...

Another fabulous transformation, Rosemary! You aged it beautifully!

Thank you so much for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you, my friend.

Bella said...

Hi Rosemary,
What a beautiful job, the faux is fabulous!! I have a similiar lamp I have thought about going white with...
I am your newest follower :-)
Bella

Vintage Rose said...

Love the makeover on the chandelier. The silver just makes it look more elegant.

d e l i g h t said...

Your makeover is fantastic! I could hardly believe it when I read your post because just this morning I was about to get rid of a candleabrea very similar to yours because it was gold. Now I am inspired to try painting it silver! Have a great weekend.

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

Oh wow. I love crystal and silver together. I really love the way that this turned out. Fantastic makeover!

Would love for you to link it up to Fabulous Friday!

http://ohhbabydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/very-first-fabulous-friday-chalkboarded.html

Amy Kinser said...

That is gorgeous!! Love the new look!!!

Nice to visit with you.

A Cottage Muse said...

That is just stunning Rosemary!

Ellen said...

This is a beautiful piece, and you sure did enhance its beauty. I will need to follow you to see whats next.
Hugs,
Ellen

Sherry said...

Rosemary,
That is wonderful! i love how it turned out!
Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

Rachelle said...

This is so beautiful! I love the elegance of the piece, and adding the green was genius!!

Karen said...

I LOVE YOUR SITE! In linking onto blogs, I find your site to be so beautiful, that I check back every day after work..I aspire to do the lovely work that you do on your transformations! Karen