Thanks to new friends out in blogland, I've found new inspiration for projects I have lying around my house. My kitchen is now painted, with a color 90% of all bloggers have an affection for, my organization skills can rival that of revenue-generating experts, and I'm starting to LOVE shopping at thrift stores and flea markets, searching for the next trash-to-treasure project. When I stumbled upon this chandelier at our local Goodwill, I nearly passed out with excitement.Look at her! She's truly a remarkable chandelier, and I'm sure there are lots of homes out there with this very chandelier in their dining rooms. I've been in the market for a chandelier, but it's hard to find what I want with very little moola in my pocket.
So when I happened across this chandelier for a mere $20, I thought to myself there might just be some potential here.
Her little "fake candle" thingys just slipped off...
Then we headed outside for a little fun. I used Rustoleum "oil-rubbed bronze" paint, and had at it!
First, we drilled a nail into the side of the kids' playground equipment. They didn't mind, they were swimming in the pool, so they let Mommy and Daddy do as they wish. For a good five minutes. It was five minutes of pure bliss. We went from BRASS to CLASS in no time!
Hello, lovely. Aren't you just darlin'!!
The spray paint took literally minutes to spray. I only used about 1/3 of the can, and the scorching Kentucky heat baked this color right onto the surface. No sanding, no prep work. Just spray-n-you're done!
Can't you see her with some cute shades, dangling from the dining room!? She's gonna be a show-stopper!
There you have it! My weekend project all wrapped up! I can't wait to get that ugly-excuse-of-a-chandelier off the wall in the dining room, and replace it with Sheila. Don't you think she looks like a Sheila!? I think that's what I'll call her.
I think I've been inhaling too many fumes this weekend. LOL! I'm naming DIY projects. I think I need to lie down.
Did you name any DIY projects over the weekend? If so, I'd love to hear about it!!