Monday, September 26, 2011

DIY Chandy - Chandeliers

The choice between what color I should paint my chandy's was H.a.r.d.
I have trouble sometimes making that final decision. I like so many different color schemes that sometimes my decor, to me, can get all jumboggled{my made up word}. I think it has something to do with the perfectionist syndrome. Yes, it's a syndrome and I'm really, really aware of it...:)

I want it to be right the first time and not have to re-do or re-paint or re-hang. But it's just not realistic...like, I need to see it. And I may have to re-do the whole scenario if it's not working. So I had to really focus on what look I was trying to achieve and what worked with the accessories I already had. We decided to paint the chandy over the breakfast area a blue because I really like pops of color, here & there.. I'm incorporating a lot of robin egg blue throughout the house so this seemed to fit.

Before



We put a thin coat of primer on them first and then sprayed 2 coats of color. Hanging them in the tree made them easy to get under & around. And at one point we moved them into the garage_ and worked on them in there, too.


After


In the dining room we went with a yellow...swoon_ still just swooning over it.
I have pops of yellow in some pillows and my Anthro curtains so I pulled from those.



Instead of putting the candle looking bulbs back in I replaced them with round ones. 2 in a pack for like $2 from Wal-Mart. I think it gave it a whole new twist. 

The house came with all brass knobs/ hardware. So over the next few weeks we are working on getting them all painted. We've already done the ones in the guest bathroom and it seriously is amazing at the difference it has made. I'll keep you posted on what's next....

Because working with what you have and turning it into a statement piece in your home...always makes life a little more lovely.

Heather :)




23 comments:

  1. I am going to hire you oneday to come help me decorate my house!! These look amazing!! You rock!

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  2. Girl, I love em! Can't wait to see them in person.
    You did GOOD with the colors. :)

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  3. if I can find a cheap one at a thrift shop, I'm totally doing this!!

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  4. love it! It looks awesome! I love those curtains too:)

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  5. you are amazing. You have such a good eye for design. I super love the colors and I'm wishing those curtains were hanging in my family room.

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  6. love the color! it looks great! i did the same thing to all my knobs too, makes a huge difference

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  7. Those turned out so cute! I must not be very creative, because I would have never thought of painting them. I would have just moped around about my brass fixtures. :)

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  8. I love the colors, I love the light bulbs, and I love your made up word! CUTE!

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  9. LOVE them!!! I'm loving your blog, too!!!
    xoxo

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  10. Wowzers!!! That looks awesome!! I love the impact of painting it yellow. It is looking fabulous!!! Keep on showing us more:-)

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  11. I love love love your house! Can I move in? I want crown molding soooo bad!

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  12. LOVE the colors you picked! What an awesome transformation!

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  13. i love the yellow! adds a nice pop of color.

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  14. I. LOVE. IT! The colors are amazing.

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  15. SO cute... both colors you picked are so nice! New follower, hope you stop by and enter the giveaway I am doing <3 CM
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  16. I absolutely LOVE the pop of color it brings into the room :)

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  17. oh, i'm dying!

    LOVE IT, girl!

    thanks for linking up ;]

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  18. Oh my goodness... beautiful! I painted my horrible brass chandelier when we moved in, but I just did boring black. Now I want to do it again!

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  19. Super cute! I love them! This is something I am willing to try...

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  20. I am in love with your yellow chandelier as well as the room it is in! Super inspiring for a new DIY project!

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  21. This is awesome! I wish I were more DIY and crafty! Awesome job!

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