Chandelier Spruce Up

Is it Spring or Summer the one arriving in a couple of days??  The weather here's been warm or maybe I should say, HOT! All this week is going to be in the 80's!! when it should been around the 50's or 60's?!!  Well, I'm not complaining!

I've been pretty busy preparing things for Easter!  My sister is visiting and I want to have everything ready so we can have plenty of time to go shopping and shopping!  yeah, that's why she is coming, well besides checking on her ol' sista!

I'm trying to give my dinning room a springy feel.  That's a room we don't use that much, that means I don't see it everyday, so I try not to bother with it that much! There are lots of things I want to do to it but they can waaaaait!

Ok, back to the Springy feel I want to give to it!  Do you think this Chandelier says Spring?!

I hope so! because that's what kept me busy most of the weekend!

First, let's go back to what I had; this beautiful brass chandelier was not inspiring any more!

But then, like two years ago, I couldn't stand it any longer.. and I painted it black!

I added some Christmas decorations and I thought it couldn't look better!  Those decorations stay there until last week! hmmm and I think they were there for two years! :s

Well, some how the room felt sad! I need to change the chandelier but before doing so I wanted to give it another look, for the season!

Once again, spray painting it!

I found out is better to wrap the "plastic candles" with a piece of plastic, securing it with one of those grocery store ties.  Last time I painted it I used painters tape and it was harder for me to wrap the tape around.

When it was all painted, it looked like this:

Fine, right? but it needed some pizzazz!  On my trip to the Dollar Store to get some Easter treats for the kids, the glass beads to fill vases got my attention instead! They had a good color assortment, and for one buck each! I gotta give them a try.  I got three.

At home I kept thinking of a way to connect them to the chandelier?  I still don't know what kind of glue sticks to glass? I checked Super Glue, nope, Liquid Nails, nope! I didn't want to go buy something expensive!  The thing I had around the house that worked, was tape! Adhering the stringing to the bead.

Like this, placing the little pieces of tape on top of the bead string on the back of each glass bead.

I tied two beaded strings and hung them onto the chandelier. I guess it would've been easier to do only one but longer, so no tying needed.

I was afraid of the tape coming loose, so far everything is holding up! Even though I don't recommend you using this for a very long time! I'm going to have them there, later on I'll let you know when they begin falling!


You can check how nicely it sets the tone for my Easter Tablescape HERE.


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Kimbo Bimbo said...

I did a very similar thing with a very brass chandelier.. http://www.themoney-pit.com/2012/01/changing-style-of-my-sewing-room-for-1.html
Although I love the blue of yours.. so much like spring!

Phyllis@Around the House said...


Megan said...

Great job, i love the color and the beads are perfect on it!


Awesome!!!Great makeover!!!Nice to find you!I'm following!!xx


Blessed Serendipity said...

Lovely chandelier. It looks so much prettier painted. I have one I redid on my blog right now. Hope you come check it out.


Jen Lossing said...

This looks great. I love that you went bold with blue! I am your newest follower! Great job!

A Few Pennies said...

Love the new paint color--I like the black too, but this blue is fabulous with the crystals!

Nicole said...

Your Chandelier looks great!Perfect spring/summer color. Don't you just love how you can paint EVERYTHING and make it brand new??

Finding Home said...

Super cute - love the color choice! Take care, Laura

thistlewoodfarm said...

Visiting from Centsational Girl! I absolutely LOVE your chandelier. Beautiful color. Such a great idea for spring.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Our Pinteresting Family said...

Looks fantastic! I love the color and the decorations. Megan

Stacey said...

That looks great! Such a beautiful color!
Would love if you came by to link it up to my party happening now! I would love to have you!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stuff and Nonsense said...

so fun and pretty!

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded!


Sandy said...

First I had to laugh because
I've painted mine three times
all ready... your blue turned
out wonderful and the way you
hung the glass was brilliant!
Very nice!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The blue looks fantastic. I'm not sure I would have had the nerve to paint it such a bold colour, but it really works.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love it! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Swede Dreamer said...

Perfect for spring!! Gorgeous color~Angie

Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic said...

Perfect for every season! I love it.

Katie Goldsworthy said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! and I love the little jewels hanging from it :)

@ Creatively Living

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a fun and colorful transformation! Love it!

micki @ ADD housewife said...

That is so awesome! It gives me hope for the beast on our upstairs landing!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! totally AMAZING!!!!! : )hugs and thanks for joining in on the party!!! : )

Bodes and Ollie said...

Love it - I've been thinking of spray painting mine in the dining room and now I have enough inspiration. How great!

Following from bodesandollie.blogspot.com

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Beautiful...and the perfect spring color! Thank you for linking this too!

Karen said...

How did you spray paint it without the paint going everywhere?


Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

Love this - such a fab color - it must really liven up the room!

And if a stray glass bead plops into someones drink in the middle of dinner, so be it for the sake of fabulousness!

So glad you joined our Cinch party

Nancy said...

Just oundyour blog through southern Hospitality. Very Inspirational. Did you paint your while still hung up in room? How did yo prevent an over spray mess? Thanks

Cristina Garay said...

Yes Nancy, I did paint it right there in the room! I closed the two entrances to the room with plastic curtains, opened the windows, and covered the floor, table and chair cushions. Even with all that prep. I had to clean the back of the chairs, mirror and all around after I finished. I think here I can say: The lazy one works double.

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