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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I am always impressed by your projects! The silver sure brings out the crystals...is it silver paint?ReplyDelete
Wonderful job on the chandelier!ReplyDelete
I think it is lovely in it's white veil and crystals!ReplyDelete
I don't think you could do ugly if you tried real hard!
That came out just gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
I love it!
this is stunning Rosemary..ReplyDelete
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..!!
Lovely! It turned out very nice!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wow, go Ro! It's gorgeous. : )ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
The white and silver is beautiful! Did you use silver paint?ReplyDelete
You make me want to move close to you and redo my entire house, lol.ReplyDelete
I think it's lovely and very elegant.ReplyDelete
I think the chandy is dreamy, Rosemary *le sigh*ReplyDelete
what a wonderful find ~and~ a superb refinish. It's absolutely splendid!ReplyDelete
Truly a beauty!!!ReplyDelete
Love the new version! You did a great job, wish I had that many crystals in my stash. Thanks for sharing, LauraReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE this! You did a super job.ReplyDelete
I think it is killer! And that is a good thing:)ReplyDelete
It's a beauty and looks so old world now.ReplyDelete
Well, it is gorgeous! You did a lovely transformation this beauty! visiting from Tuesday Treasures.ReplyDelete
I love it and especially how you brought it to life!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I should add - we have no CEILING light fixture! We DO have lamps in the bedroom! LOL!ReplyDelete
I think you've done it again. Your chandelier is just lovely. Thank you as always for the inspiration. BobbieReplyDelete
Boring before! Fantabulous after! SO glamorous and elegant, I love it.ReplyDelete
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!
Oh WOW, I think it was calling my name too...I just didn't hear it!!! lol GORGEOUS!!!! What a blessing of a find!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Rosemary! you never cease to amaze.ReplyDelete
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,
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 :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Rosemary, that is absolutely gorgeous! Your have the magic touch with pieces for sure! :-)ReplyDelete
Rosemary , that looks fabulous~! you did a great job on that piece.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous chandy, Rosemary! Plenty of bling and shine!ReplyDelete
That is truly stunning. I love what you did with it. Thanks so much for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the paint with the finish peaking through. Very romantic!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
OMG that looks gorgeous!! I love it! MartinaReplyDelete
Love this gorgeous chandelier!!! What an amazing job!!!!ReplyDelete
That is really gorgeous silver. So much better than the before. Thanks for joining Wow.ReplyDelete
I think it's...it's calling my name now! It looks great! You have the touch to make all things beautiful!ReplyDelete
LOVE IT! :)ReplyDelete
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)??ReplyDelete
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!
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! VannaReplyDelete
Stunning. Enough said.ReplyDelete
Wow! This is fabulous!ReplyDelete
This looks amazing! Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage.ReplyDelete
Your chandy, all dressed up in silver and sparklies, is simply swoon-worthy! I love it. Great job!ReplyDelete
I'm always impressed by your lovely projects. This is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made for a more successful party. I appreciate you!
Also I' ve Done that!!!ReplyDelete
Do You are my Daughter????ahahahah
Rosemary, it is absolutely fabulous. Did I say fabulous?!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Great 'score' and an even greater transformation of this lovely chandie!ReplyDelete
Dawn... The Bohemian
What a transformation and what an improvement! Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!ReplyDelete
I love glazing. I haven't quite mastered it yet. Soon I hope!ReplyDelete
I'm hosting a link party right now, & would love it if you stopped by & linked up!
Chrissy @ ForMamas
What a beauty for sure. You certaily have given this a new lease in life....enjoyReplyDelete
This is beautiful! You made it even prettier! Lovely how it turned out. Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
absolutely gorgeous, I LOVE IT! Amazing idea using the white...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.comReplyDelete
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^)ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous, Rosemary, love that silvery technique!! xoxoReplyDelete
I LOVE it!ReplyDelete
So elegantly beautiful. Great job!ReplyDelete
Wow, this looks fabulous and your blog too. I am following you and I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.ReplyDelete
Is this sold?ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I found your blog through someday crafts and am so excited to be your newest follower!ReplyDelete
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. ocalaReplyDelete
Oh my gosh - honestly, I loooove how this chandelier turned out! It's such an improvement over its former self!!!!! I wish I had you here to help me with this. I'm going to attempt to follow your instructions to do the same thing. It's just beyond gorgeous! You're very talented! Thank you for sharing with all of us!ReplyDelete