Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Medieval Chandy gets the Belgian look

This chandy has enchanted me with its new look!
I couldn't wait another minute to make this
 baby over and then share the results.
After reading your suggestions I went with a pale grey.
I mixed up 50% old white and paris grey chalk paints 
and painted the entire chandy with the exception
 of the candle sleeves which are just old white.
I finished it off with a whisper of gilding.
A big project, but one that I was excited to do once I had a vision.
I never thought of doing a grey color until Nita from 
Mod Vintage Life mentioned this color.
And Carolyn at Sweet Chaos brought up the
 weathered Restoration Hardware look.
That is a whole line that is Belgian inspired and 
makes sense with the wooden beads.
Kathy at Creative Home Expressions saw it in grey and
 Ms. Mickey saw it in a combination of  Paris Grey and Old white.
White Iron Stone Cottage saw it being a pale grey, 
and suddenly I did too!
I wanted to add the mystery of a luxe life from yesteryear
 so I added a touch of gold.
(I still have to finish painting the entire 14" long chain and wire.)
When all lit up, the effect was quite magical!
I plan to add this to my Etsy shop,
even though it is hard when you fall in love along the way~
still I will list it and see if someone loves it as much as I do.
This example of Belgian design is how I came to envision
 the chandelier once I got all of your visions.
The weathered grey wood and metals are so beautiful.
My chandy could be something you might find in the pages of 
the Restoration Hardware catalogue or on display in their store.
Thanks for all of the input and lighting a spark for me
to recreate this chandelier ~Maison Decor style.
I am in love!
(Note: This sold in my Etsy shop on the first day!)

linking to 


Nita {ModVintageLife} said... looks fantastic!!!!! Great job.

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh! I love it!!!!!!!!
You are amazing Amy! ...and I seriously want to go to that store, I have never seen it before but am going to find it and perhaps move next door!
Hope you are having a great week!
Jen xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are too funny, Amy! I'm glad there is someone more impatient than me! : ) I think it looks great! I think the details stand out more now.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Amy, it looks great and thanks for linking it up.

Burlap Luxe said...

Its a keeper for sure, you have done good by it!!
Need to see more of what you do in its outcome and how it adds to the room.

Cindy said...

COOL!!!! OMG, now i LOVE IT! It's like the best chandelier ever now!


Shabbily By The Sea said...

It looks so great with your makeover,bravo Amy!
Love Kristina x

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Wow! You don't waste any time, do you?! I love what you did. It's FABULOUS!!!!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Love the combo of colors!
It looks so different now. :)

Sharon Wengel said...

Ohh ! That turned out pretty !

Pattie said...

You see I knew you would make it pretty...


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful Amy! I have to paint everything it seems but then it always looks better! You picked the perfect color!~Hugs, Patti

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, Amy!!! You took Nita's advice, and it looks fantastic! Yay!!!!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh Amy, you did good!! It really looks fantastic, and I think this color is perfect. I totally love it. Wish I had one.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I loved this so much, I posted it on Cedar Hill Ranch's Facebook page.

Ms. Mickey said...

LOVE it! YOU MUST KEEP IT!! It would look great above the butcher block island.

Becca said...

Amy, this looks gorgeous !! I can't believe you used chalk paint on it ... you've inspired me to possibly paint one of my chandies with it !! Thanks for sharing your creativity !! xo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I have an interested buyer already! It is in my Etsy shop...hopefully it is sold today so I won't have any second thoughts of keeping it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I am loving Amy~ it is absolutely gorgeous in the gray!! BEEE-u-tiful!!! Well done!

Lesley Litrento said...

Perfect! I can see this in a number of room types.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Oh, Amy! The chandy is beautiful and I see why it sold so quickly!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

This is fantastic Amy! Wish I'd had a chance to check it out in your shop! The gray is perfect. Especially how it makes the beads come together with the rest of the piece. Thank you so much for linking up to Transformations and Treasures :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I really do like your style of writing, you know. I find myself drawn in to each post I read of yours!

Can you tell I'm turning from a fan into a super-stalker as I type?!!


adventuresindinner said...

Gorgeous, and congratulations on the sale :)


Amy, what a fun and beautiful project.

I am popping over from Sarah's great paint party. (Link #34)


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