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A few weeks ago I posted about my two lamp painting projects. I was pretty happy with the way the turquoise table lamp turned out:
The brass chandelier was a little more challenging – I mean it took a full ELEVEN minutes to prime it. Sheesh. Who has time for that?
OK, ok. I didn’t finish it until now because I got distracted by other things. Like eating peppermint ice cream and that darn addicting Scramble game. Anyone else play that? How much stress can you pack into a two minute game? Lots, I say. When I play that game I suddenly forget how to spell anything but three or four letter words. And the people I play with come up with words like “rhaphes”. Really? Is that even a word in real life?
Anyhow – I got back to the chandelier and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Problem is I don’t need a chandelier. Oh well!
Here’s the before:
Pretty much your run-of-the-mill chandelier, right? I’m sure this lovely little thing has cast a lovely glow over many a holiday dinner, tax season mess and hours of math homework. Good chandelier, good girl.
But like most girls, this lovely needed some updating – a little sprucing up. Sort of like covering up your I’m-way-too-young-for-this gray with a new color that you’ve never tried before. But in the hands of Crunchy Diva you can’t get subtle sun kissed highlights. No – with me you have to go bold or go home.
Wanna see what I did?
First the prep (see this post for the bucket story) –
And then a wrong turn onto Let’s-turn-it-blue Street:
I don’t know where I got that NOW spray paint but it was terrible. I’m sticking to Valspar or Krylon from now on. Life it too short to use junky paint.
Plan B was to go red. Not like Lucille Ball red, more like Katy Perry or Gwen Stefani red:
Both the color and the bubble bulbs were inspired by this post.
I think she turned out just fine. Years younger. But now what am I going to do with it? Maybe craigslist, maybe etsy… we’ll see!
It is SOOO satisfying to transform something from blah to aaah don’t you think?
Linking up! (gosh I love link parties, don’t you? so many nice people out there…)