Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Chandelier for the Living Room


 All lit up, here is the living room chandelier we just hung.
 With the lights off you can better see the way the it looks.
The medallion got a brushing of pale blue paint.
I bought this vintage brass chandelier 
from an Etsy seller and it looked like this~
it came without crystals and one broken candle sleeve.
 There were 40 holes on the chandelier waiting to have some crystals reattached.
  I wanted to have some crystal garlands draping down 
from an upper level to a lower level instead
 of using only pendant style crystals.
When I first got it I started seeing where I wanted the crystals to go~
and while I liked it in the dark brass I had other plans in mind. 
After initially hanging up the bronze colored beaded chandelier,
 I felt like it was a big dark blob in the middle of the room 
and the room needed a light and airy chandelier instead~
this beaded chandy would not be staying long.
So I  painted the new vintage one with a light coating of Old white chalk paint.
Just get out a paint brush and using little paint on your brush
 get to work if you want to transform an old brass chandelier into a shabby cottage version.
I washed all the crystals in vinegar so they would sparkle and ordered new candle sleeves.
In my workroom I keep containers of different crystals and
 using the needle nose pliers I add which style crystal I think looks best. 
Here is another brass light fixture I painted with chalk paint.
I did this one in the chalk paint as well, 
and it hangs near the new living room chandy.
I like how it looks with the metal cornices.
 Feels light and airy and not bossy at all~
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54 comments:

  1. Love it, Amy!! Looks so pretty. Was the room already wired for it, or did you have to do that? I'd love to add a chandelier to my living room, but I'm nervous about making a big old mess in the ceiling.

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  2. Amy, it's gorgeous! And they are a lot of work, I have two in my garage, one is waiting for my Bedroom makeover, the other I'm not sure of. I love how yours turned out, so romantic.

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  3. very pretty Amy!! love it! I liked the first one, but you're right, this one is a perfect fit.

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  4. Looks wonderful ! I wish my ceilings were high enough to hang a chandelier . I love them .

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  5. I love the whole look of your room, the chandelier looks amazing.
    Hugs,
    Angela.

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  6. It's gorgeous, Amy!

    (I'm a little disappointed that I can't read and see the pictures in Google Reader. I'll probably miss a lot of your posts now, because I follow too many blogs to click on the posts of ones that don't display content in Reader.)

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  7. So pretty!! I am in love with your living room. It oozes beauty and femininity. It looks soft and inviting. I could just curl up on that couch with a good book and stay there all day.

    xoxo
    Rachel~

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  8. Amy...it really looks spectacular!! I wish I didn't have a ceiling fan in my living room so I could have a chandy, too! You did a lovely job! You have patience!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. So Beautiful! I just got three of my Grandmothers Chandeliers and I am trying to get them all clean to hang, can't wait~Cheers Kim

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  10. Gorgeous new chandy
    Looks so pretty Great job
    your blog looks beautiful!!!!
    xo
    Pam

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  11. There is nothing I love more right now than a chadelier and yours is beautiful.

    I really like the dark blob one also you can paint it and use in a bedroom or hall way or wash room LOL

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  12. Amy ~ it looks so pretty. what a difference a chandelier can make in a room! xoxo, tracie

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  13. It's absolutely, positively perfect! Like the crowning jewel of the room... seems like it just pulls everything together and makes the room feel finished to me

    Cindy

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  14. Amy, it's so pretty and elegant, I love it!

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  15. Oh, I love it Amy...you did such a great job! Your living is so pretty too! I hope you have a great day!

    hugs, Cheryl

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  16. Love how it turned out! It reminds me of the one hanging over my bed that I didn't repaint. My bedroom has dark colors in it so it fit in fine. Kim said mine needs to be rewired so the light that is out will work again. Have you ever had to do that before? I love how you strung your garland on the chandelier too. It's so elegant.

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  17. Your new chandy is so pretty and looks right at home!

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  18. I found one very similar to yours at a vintage shop a couple of weekends ago; however, none of the crystals came with it. Do you know a source where I can buy them? I love your chandelier makeover.

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  19. Perfect fit for your living room! Chandi-licous!

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  20. This is so pretty, Amy! It does seem to suit the room better. I did like the other fixture though, too. I see what you mean aboutit being more airy.

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  21. So pretty!! Painting those old chandys white really makes them light and airy! Your room is really pretty.

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  22. Another beautiful addtion to the Amy household.....you strike again, another beauty. It looks fabulous. I expected nothing less:)

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  23. Sheila, I get my chandelier crystals by looking around on Etsy. I also found a local antique shop that had some to sell. I get candle sleeves and other things at chandelierparts,com. They have all kinds of parts for light fixtures.

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  24. Amy-That is gorgeous! Gorgeous! I love the looks of it in that room! Where did you find the candlestick covers? I have been looking for some! xo Diana

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  25. Kelly, I have never rewired a chandelier but am doing that right now. I will let you know how it goes~I am sure I will blog about it!

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  26. Love the new chandi! So much better in the room. Now the whole room is looking heavenly.

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  27. It's beautiful Amy! I love the shabby white paint treatment, it shows all the pretty details so nicely.

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  28. Hi Amy!
    I just love it. It looks so pretty in your livingroom and adds so much glamour and romance to an already beautiful room.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  29. You've done a fantastic reno job on the chandy...it looks gorgeous.

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  30. Hi Amy,
    The chandelier looks so beautiful-you just keep making everything more and more beautiful!I love all the improvements you have made.

    Carolyn

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  31. Gorgeous chandy! Perfect for your room!

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  32. I love this chandy in the livingroom! I liked the other one but this one is more suited I think. It really sets off your beautiful decorating!~Hugs, Patti

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  33. Amy, this is so beautiful. It is amazing how much difference the chalk paint made. Did you boots clean up. Hope so, they sure were cute. Hugs, Ginger

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  34. Love this, Amy! Every time you feature one of your lovely chandies it makes me what to go change up one of mine! :) I just love this look.

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  35. Love it! Makes me want one- or two or....

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  36. Absolutely stunning!!!! I have a chandy that I want to paint in my bathroom and now after seeing yours I just might finally do it :o)
    ~Des

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  37. What a stunning transformation - and you make it look so easy! Would love to see more of this!

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  38. How beautiful, Amy! I absolutely love your blog. It inspires me more and more everytime I view it!

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  39. Lovely; your whole house is a dream!

    Sue
    xo

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  40. You are the chandelier queen Amy! Your room is Gorgeous!!!

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  41. What a lovely blog, so beautiful and inspiring!!You have a new follower :)

    Rita

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  42. Amy, The chandelier is beautiful and perfect for your drop dead gorgeous room.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  43. I love your new chandy! Very pretty! Amy, you living room is simply dreamy.

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  44. WOW!!! it's beautiful. I love the crystal chandelier lighting.Very stunning blog.

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