Monday, September 5, 2011

Glazed Chandelier

This chandelier was calling my name at an estate sale. It was buried under newspaper, in a box, at the back of the garage. All I could see was a sliver of one of its arms, but I knew if it was intact, it was coming home with me.




This is the before. Very dull, and not enough bling.



I transformed my candelabra style table lamp with silver. I wanted to do something different with the chandelier. So, I decided to give it a white glaze, with the original finish peeking through. I dry brushed the glaze on, and added extra crystals from my stash.





What do you think?






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74 comments:

  1. I am always impressed by your projects! The silver sure brings out the crystals...is it silver paint?

    Sylvia

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  2. Wonderful job on the chandelier!

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  3. I think it is lovely in it's white veil and crystals!
    I don't think you could do ugly if you tried real hard!
    Rhonda

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  4. this is stunning Rosemary..
    I love the depth that dry brushing adds...and the style is so pretty..
    I'm sure it wont last long..someone's going to snatch it up..!!
    best,
    maureen

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  5. Lovely! It turned out very nice!

    Kris

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  6. Your chandelier is Spanish. Made around in the 1960's. Was very popular then, sold at Sears and other department stores, like Pennys or Montgomery Wards. I remember an add for one at Sears when I was in collage. $69.00. I think the white paint made it look very now. Enjoy. Richard from my Old Historic House.

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  7. I think it looks very fresh and updated. I thought I liked it before, (because I'm really crazy for chandeliers), but now I love it!!!
    Great find.
    Patti

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  8. The white and silver is beautiful! Did you use silver paint?

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  9. You make me want to move close to you and redo my entire house, lol.

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  10. I think it's lovely and very elegant.

    hugs

    Sissie

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  11. I think the chandy is dreamy, Rosemary *le sigh*

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  12. what a wonderful find ~and~ a superb refinish. It's absolutely splendid!

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  13. Love the new version! You did a great job, wish I had that many crystals in my stash. Thanks for sharing, Laura

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  14. I absolutely LOVE this! You did a super job.

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  15. It's a beauty and looks so old world now.

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  16. Well, it is gorgeous! You did a lovely transformation this beauty! visiting from Tuesday Treasures.

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  17. I love it and especially how you brought it to life!!
    Gorgeous!!

    Deborah :)

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  18. That is SO beautiful, Rosemary! I love it! I just bought a pretty standard brass chandelier - no loops and curlicues like yours - but I want to de-electrify it, paint it, add crystals and candles, and mount it on the ceiling in our bedroom. We have no light fixture in the bedroom and I really don't need it for the light - I just want the fixture. Did yours have holes already in place for all those crystals? If not, did you drill holes? Any suggestions on how to add them to a brass chandelier? Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  19. I should add - we have no CEILING light fixture! We DO have lamps in the bedroom! LOL!

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  20. I think you've done it again. Your chandelier is just lovely. Thank you as always for the inspiration. Bobbie

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  21. Boring before! Fantabulous after! SO glamorous and elegant, I love it.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  22. Hi Rosemary,
    Wow, what a difference! It is so much prettier. Love the white glaze and added crystals. As always, you transformed a beast into a beauty!

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  23. Oh WOW, I think it was calling my name too...I just didn't hear it!!! lol GORGEOUS!!!! What a blessing of a find!
    XO
    Cindy

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  24. Beautiful Rosemary! you never cease to amaze.

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  25. Hi Rosemary,
    The chandy turned out beautiful. I just love them and all their sparkle and bling. I think there should be one in every room :-) Well, that's just me. Have a wonderful new week.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  26. Wow! You fooled me with this one -- I was not expecting it to be yours -- it is just stunning -- now get back to your furniture and stop tricking us :)

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  27. The chandelier is amazing. It's amazing what a little bit of love can do to something! I can't wait to see some of your other projects!

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  28. Rosemary, that is absolutely gorgeous! Your have the magic touch with pieces for sure! :-)
    Vanessa

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  29. Rosemary , that looks fabulous~! you did a great job on that piece.

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  30. Gorgeous chandy, Rosemary! Plenty of bling and shine!

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  31. That is truly stunning. I love what you did with it. Thanks so much for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the paint with the finish peaking through. Very romantic!
    Jennelise

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  33. Hi Rosemary, love your work. Great job on the chandelier. I have about 4 of those and may just have to glaze one. Thanks for more inspiration!

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  34. WOW!! wonderful!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  35. Love this gorgeous chandelier!!! What an amazing job!!!!

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  36. That is really gorgeous silver. So much better than the before. Thanks for joining Wow.

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  37. I think it's...it's calling my name now! It looks great! You have the touch to make all things beautiful!
    Debbie

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  38. Ok, I am I getting this right? YOu did NOT use silver paint...you used only a white glaze (the silver was for another project)??
    I have to say I think it came out GRAND!!! I love the extra bling, and the white paint over it....I just did the same thing and am waiting to hang it!

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  39. I think it looks amazing!! I just sold a set of almost the same bird's nest chandeliers and I think I would've kept them if I'd seen this first *winks* Great job Rosemary! Vanna

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  40. This looks amazing! Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage.

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  41. Your chandy, all dressed up in silver and sparklies, is simply swoon-worthy! I love it. Great job!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  42. I'm always impressed by your lovely projects. This is just beautiful!


    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made for a more successful party. I appreciate you!

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  43. Also I' ve Done that!!!
    Do You are my Daughter????ahahahah

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  44. Rosemary, it is absolutely fabulous. Did I say fabulous?!!!!!!

    Barb

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  45. Great 'score' and an even greater transformation of this lovely chandie!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  46. What a transformation and what an improvement! Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

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  47. I love glazing. I haven't quite mastered it yet. Soon I hope!

    I'm hosting a link party right now, & would love it if you stopped by & linked up!
    http://formamas.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-tell-friday-4.html

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  48. What a beauty for sure. You certaily have given this a new lease in life....enjoy
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  49. Rosemary,
    This is beautiful! You made it even prettier! Lovely how it turned out. Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  50. absolutely gorgeous, I LOVE IT! Amazing idea using the white...

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  51. I'm visiting from Feathered Nest Friday and this is my first time visiting your blog. What a beautiful transformation! I love how it looks now! I can't wait to browse around and see what else you've been up to.

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  52. I'm a first time visiter -- off now to look around some more. This project is wonderful! Looks great. Would love if you come visit sometime www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  53. OMG! You have the same exact chandy as I do! I bought mine off of Craigslist. I can't wait to get a chance to get going on it. I love what you did with yours. Thanks for sharing. 8^)

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  54. Just gorgeous, Rosemary, love that silvery technique!! xoxo

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  55. Wow, this looks fabulous and your blog too. I am following you and I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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  56. This is gorgeous! I found your blog through someday crafts and am so excited to be your newest follower!
    -Molly
    thepoorsophisticate.blogspot.com

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  57. love restoring found a 16 light chandelier want to make a open Gazebo that i save from pin stress is the one with a fire pit and swings my dream a solar chandelier hanging from the middle and scones in every post. can you share the ration for the white wash. but first i got to get to the lovely sunshine state fl. ocala

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