Monday, January 30, 2012

Chandelier Makeover

Remember the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge I took on?  Well my challenge was my chandelier, you see sometime ago my chandelier looked like this...


BEFORE





and then I was bold enough to paint it and then got stuck...


IN PROGRESS



While I seldom have a problem painting walls the thought of making over my chandelier was scary.  Possibly because I knew if I screwed it up I would have to dig in my pockets to buy another one.  Let's face it, if you don't like the color you paint your wall you simply paint over it, but with a chandelier, well you gotta kinda live with it or buy another one.

I surfed the web trying to decide on what I wanted.  My dining room is small - just large enough for the table - so I knew it had to be something simple, but with some elegance and possibly some bling.

First I figured I should clean these - who knew they could get so dirty?





Big, big difference




And then after surfing the web I saw this...I knew right away this was what I wanted!




Isn't it a beauty?  I don't do welding so mine looks nothing like this...but I knew I wanted bling.


I mentioned in my previous post I found some old trim.






so I decided to combine it with some additional trim I had been holding on to...






Are you ready?


The first step was adding bling ...









Lots and lots of bling!







then simplicity to cover the chain...






and that made for lots of elegance...















Total cost of makeover:  material ($25 - $30); labor (priceless)

I can finally exhale, it might not be the best of the "bestest" but I stood up to the challenge...now if I can only face all of those other "impossibilities" in my home... :-)









BEFORE 




AFTER





Imagine the Impossibilities and LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

33 comments:

Chynadoll said...

Wow! That came out fantastic! I love the new look! Good for you to be daring! I might just have to take on this challenge. Mine look similar to your old one lol. Want the bling after seeing yours! Thanks for sharing:(

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Woot Woot...you rocked that!! What a great job!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

This is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!!!! WOW what a fabulous job you did! you should be sooooooo proud of yourself! it is amazing!!!!!! thanks for sharing with us all and remember to link up with us tomorrow morning : ) sending hugs and see you then!!! APPLAUSE!!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow Sherry! You did a fantastic job. It looks great. I don't think I would be brave enough to try that.
Thanks for stopping by and you sweet comment on my bakers rack.
Have a great week.
Barb

Chynadoll said...

Meant to put a smiley face :) lol this darn iPad ha ha

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I knew you would come up with something awesome. It's beautiful Sherry.

Comeca Jones said...

You are so creative!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

It looks great! Love the "labor" is priceless!
Debbie

Natalie said...

Wow Sherry it amazing! Love, love, love it! Nat xx

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an incredible transformation! I had to look twice to make sure that it was the same chandelier! The party starts at 7am EST! Be sure to link up your fabulous chandy!

fiona anderson said...

Congratulations Sherry, you did it !!!
The chandelier looks fantastic, you did a really great job.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

hi sweetie! it readjusted to 7:00 am central time so it is not live yet -- just scroll all the way down in about 15 minutes and it should be waiting for your entry -- i can't wait to see your chandy sparkling there! YEAH YOU!!!!! it is early too -- so i am sure people will be joining through out the day :)
send hugs to you and your glorious impossible!!!!

May said...

That looks like a whole new fixture. Just losing the globes brought it out of Mayberry!

Sherry said...

Way to go! It is very pretty and so much better than where it came from! Finding ways to make over what we already have is so rewarding! I always love it when I can do that.
Have a fantastic day Sherry!

Kate Koop said...

WOW! What an awesome idea! It came out so pretty!

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

I personally love it! Great job! And you thought you were going to mess up... no way. Fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by my challenge room as well.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Wow! You definitely stood up to the challenge. I think yours replicates the inspiration pic splendidly. What a great upgrade!! Nice job!! Thank you so much for linking up to the challenge!
Karah

Misty said...

How fun! Great job! Thanks for sharing your "impossibility"! <3 from your newest follower and fellow {brand-new} blogger! Check out my "impossibility" and follow back!

~Misty
www.413sparrowlane.com

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

What awesome can-do power! Your vision was great.
Very cool project. You've given me some inspiration on some fixtures I have that could use some transforming.

I came by after you left me a very sweet note on my living room redo post. You left a note saying you were our latest follower, and I didn't see you added on Google followers. I'm guessing you meant you are following us as an email subscriber? Anyway, Reba and I are following you now on Google. Looking forward to more of your posts. :D

Eldarose from http://RE-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

Fat Dormouse said...

That is really clever! I'm totally amazed by the creativity of so many people through this challenge! You've created something fabulous. Well done!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Isn't it fun to actually do something great when we didn't know we had it in us

you did great

Brooke said...

I would never imagine that this was the same light fixture! You did AMAZING!!! I'm working on a light fixture makeover myself right now, so you got me so motivated to keep at it!
www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great idea to use the beaded trim, Sherry! I think it looks great and you got your bling! : )

Eclectically Vintage said...

You had me at bling! This chandelier is one hot mama! So glad you were inspired to paint it for our Impossibilities Challenge and glad you linked up!
Kelly

Clara Turbay said...

lovely choices and good taste.

http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

That is one amazing, blinged-out transformation! Night and day, truly.

Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge and linking up!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Brilliant way to bring the bling! Hard to believe where you started by the looks of it now! Well done! Thanks for linking up to my first Room Evolution party!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What a wonderful makeover, thank for sharing!
OX
Kristin

Debbiedoo's said...

Sherry, that is seriously stunning makeover! You did a fantastic job on this.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful! What a fabulous transformation. Sherry, Thanks for sharing your project at the open House Party. Hugs, Sherry

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow I'm amazed! What a transformation. I love that you used old trim for the bling- great idea! Love how it turned out.

Brandi said...

Gorgeous makeover, Sherry! It looks beautiful hanging in your home!

Drama Mama Lori said...

Wow, it looks sooo much better!! New follower! ~Lori