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!)