Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Roadkill Rescue #2 - Chandelier

Hello again!! Here is the 2nd Roadkill Rescue...My mom had this HUGE old brass chandelier sitting on the ground in her garage. It's not the kind that goes over your breakfast table - more like something you would see in a large dining room. Now, those of you that know my mom know that she is very generous (especially to her favorite child...ME!!!). Half of my house is furnished with things that she either bought for me or just gave me. She has excellent taste, so it works out very well for me!!! THANKS MOM!!! Anyway...She, of course, gave me the brass chandelier. I, of course, do not have a before picture, but here is one that is very similar... you get the idea.

So I decided that it would go in Emery's nursery. I couldn't decide if I should make it all foo-foo with crystals and things or go for simple elegance. Mom convinced me to go with the 2nd choice, and man was she right!!! I painted the chandelier a cream color and then used the Pearl spray paint over it. The effect is gorgeous!!! I added some simple off-white lamp shades. It turned out soooo pretty!!

And one more....
It really makes the room!! I LOVE it!! Whatcha think???

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13 comments:

  1. Tres chic! I love it. From what I can see of the nursery- it must be absolutely FABU!

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  2. Dontcha just love turning a dated ugly old thing into something lovely!? You did a fabulous job! It looks awesome! Good for you!

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  3. The pearl finish really makes this piece unique. You did a wonderful job.

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  4. I'm going to have to steal this idea from you. It is just beautiful!

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  5. I love the pearl finish, its beautiful! And I love that mirror!
    Londen

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  6. Oh My goodness, that is beautiful, Love the shades-I jusst did the same kind, and same white for our living room- Just love it. And i thought same thing Nursery- How Beautiful for a Nursery...
    Love your Blog and a New Follower
    I might just steel your definition of Grace- if you don't mind MY little shoppe is called Gracefully Vintage.
    Love that Def..
    Karryann

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  7. What an adorable chandy! LOVE it in white! It turned out SO cute -- you did a wonderful job! :)

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  8. I love your makeover! I had no idea they made pearl spray paint! I need to find some of that! It is really pretty!

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  9. You did a fantastic job!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  10. Fantab! I have a hiedous brass chandy up in my garage that I pulled out when we bought our house, 2 yrs later it's still there! i am so going to do something similar!! Have to ask did you use a primer or a specific spray that attached to the brass or just sand it? I need more info... newbie! Thanks and I am a new follower!

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  11. I love the pearlized paint on this. Great choice!

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  12. LOVE IT!! I am a PEARL girl and can't believe I've never seen this paint...FAB job! Who makes the paint?

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