Friday, July 18, 2008

I Painted the Chandelier!

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Remember the chandelier I got on Craigslist that I said I wasn't going to paint? Click here if you don't.  I rewired it to make it a plug-in and hung it in my bedroom.  I lived with it for awhile and decided I didn't like the brass color in my room...at all! So I painted it with RustOleum spray paint in "Heirloom White" (first I used a white spray primer).  I LOVE it now.  I bought a dimmer switch that you plug the chandelier into and then plug the dimmer into the wall so I can keep it nice and low or bright, bright, bright!  
I hung it over the end of my dresser as you can see in the photo above.  (You can click on any photo to enlarge it)
Okay, I cannot add another thing to my bedroom.  As I'm looking at these photos I think I have too much clutter.  I think I better start pulling a little back in here!  
There's that chair that still waiting for the makeover!!!!  Maybe I'll work on that today!  
My week off is almost over and although I didn't get much done it was a wonderful break!  The weather could not have been any better.  It's been right around 80 degrees all week.  


Have a great weekend!

65 comments:

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! I love that you painted the chandelier white. It was really pretty in brass but the sparkle seems so much brighter in white. Loved how you put it on a dimmer and I also love the little "scrunchie" thing you put over your cord. Beautiful! Enjoy your new "toy" and have a great weekend :) ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Linda's Blue Gate said...

oh no Cindy... I think you are wrong... your bedroom is perfection.... it isn't too cluttered AT ALL.......I am glad you painted it white.... it is just glorious in your romantic bedroom..
Hugs
Linda

Tanya said...

I really love that old door you have decorated behind that chair. It's so neat!

Carousel222 said...

I love the chandelier painted. I've been thinking of looking for one. You are sooooo inspiring. Wish you lived next door. :>) Or, being in Ohio, maybe I should live next door to you !

Dru said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You are so smart and energetic! Your bedroom is perfection!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! Now you know you had to paint it white! It looks beautiful! At least you are getting something done this week. I have been painting and am off to put up a border but knew I had to see what you had posted first. Have a great weekend - Jeannette

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cindy,
The chandelier is SO beautiful in your room! I think it's perfect tucked in beside your dresser like that, and I too love the scrunchie cord cover on it!

Your room is so sweet, I love the hankerchiefs you repurposed into a window valance! You have such a gift for making things beautiful! I always love seeing what you do! :)

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Cindy...I love the painted chandelier!!! It's gorgeous!

Where did you find the dimmer that plugs into the wall? I have a chandelier that I just "found" yesterday and will be plugging into a wall in my Living Room (after the make-over) and a dimmer would be wonderful!!

When you paint your furniture, do you use spray paint? a sprayer? Everything I've seen of yours, turns out beautifully...and I'm looking for "tips", as I have some items I will be painting (see my "Calling all Furniture Painters" post from yesterday).

Thanks...

~Blessings,
Jan

Sallie said...

I so wish my hubby could get on board with this girly girl look :-)

That's ok... I enjoy letting him have his castle!!

Very pretty!!
Sallie

Cottage Magpie said...

What a pretty, pretty chandelier! I have one that's cream that I had been getting tired of, and now that I see yours I know I'm going to keep mine the way it is. Thank you for that! And your room is lovely--don't change a thing!
~Angela :-)

Jackie said...

Your chandelier looks great painted white! I like where you hung it in your bedroom. You're room is TOOOO Cute.
Jackie

Jackie said...

Your chandelier looks great painted white! I like where you hung it in your bedroom. You're room is TOOOO Cute.
Jackie

The Feathered Nest said...

Cindy, do not apologize for loving beautiful things sweetie!!! Your room is absolutely gorgeous and magazine worthy! And when I look at a gorgeous home in a magazine, I love for it to be filled to the brim with trinkets and treasures for my eyes to discover. What a beautiful makeover of the chandelier! What's even better is that you hung in in an unexpected place ~ you are such an inspiration, xxoo, Dawn

Joy said...

It couldn't be more charming. I'd be hard-pressed to leave my bedroom if it looked like that!

Pat said...

Cindy....some people say that "too much is never enough." Most times I agree with them, as would be obvious if you saw my place....but yours - it looks GREAT!!! Love seeing what you do! Pat

Her Shabbiness said...

Very creative. Can you come tell me what to do with all my vintage furniture sitting out in the storage shed?? I have no "vision" when it comes to sprucing up old things.
I love your style. The chandelier turned out gorgeous and I absolutely love your bedroom. The wall color is nice too.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Absolutely amazingly awesome...and I kinda like it too :).

M ^..^

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Cindy,I think your bedroom is the most beautiful bedroom I have ever seen! It belongs in a magazine, it looks like a bed and breakfast!! I would love to have that room, I would never want to leave!!

Hugs,
Amy

She'sSewPretty said...

Cindy, Your bedroom is gorgeous. I love the way you are using that door to display treasures. I'm sure my mom had that same bedroom set. We gave it to my brother and bought her a white shabby chic set. We could have just painted it!

Connie said...

Well, kiss my grits if that ain't purdy, romantic chickadee!!! I've been painting this morning before we got the "breeze." Looks quite chic and lovely. You've done quite an adorable bedroom, my sweets. Lovin' it all. ;-)

Smoochies,
Connie

Alice W. said...

Your bedroom is stunning! So beautiful and romantic! Love the chandelier...before and after! Gorgeous!

Fat & Sassy said...

I love your bedroom and the chandelier in white...do you do your own rewiring as well? I like that you had curtains hung on your closet doors...how pretty was that to dress it up as well. Your home is to die for and you should be very proud of yourself! I also love the old door!

Jen r. said...

Cindy, I love it, but you know there is always room for one more thing! ;) Jen R

Debby said...

Cindy,
The chandelier looks so elegant in the Heirloom white. Your bedroom has that pure romantic look. I love it!
I'm glad you enjoyed your time off. I know whenever my vacations are ending I wish I had another few days to get more done!
Have a great weekend,
Debby

Wendy said...

Hi Cindy!
Wow, that looks sooo much better. It looks FAB in your bedroom. You have a cute bedroom and it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Wendy :)

Bettsi said...

Cindy, the chandelier looks beautiful! I love where you hung it too. You are always such a wonderful source of inspiration! I'm really looking forward to seeing your chair re-done. Enjoy the rest of your vacation, Dear. You deserve it!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Somehow I just knew that chandelier was going to be white. You didn't let me down. I love it.

I have one in my storage that I've been wanting to get hung up in my bedroom but I think I like the idea of hanging it up like you did rather then getting it put in by cutting a whole and rewiring the whole room.

Maybe you could give us a lesson on how to rewire a chandelier. I know I would love it and it sounds like several others would too.

Hugs,
Joanne

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

It looks marvelous !

Your bedroom looks fine. My bedroom on the other hand. Well lets just say I don't let anyone in there.

Ciao
Glenda

Angie said...

it was a good idea to live with the brass for awhile before painting it..that way you have no regrets! it turned out just great...well done!

~Angie

p.s. i don't think your bedroom looks cluttered at all..very charming and inviting!

Melissa Lester said...

It turned out so pretty! I like the door you placed behind your chair in the corner. The linens look so pretty displayed on it. I enlarged that picture and noticed an M and an L among the monograms, so I would feel right at home sinking into that chair to read a magazine!

Suzy said...

I am so glad that you had some time off and time off sometimes means time off from everything. I am glad you filled your batteries.

Suzy

judicreations said...

The chandalier looks absolutely darling! I think you made the right choice with painting it white as it goes so nicely with everything else. Now I want to find a chandalier too...they are so romantic....

Brenda Kula said...

Lovely as always, Cindy. I find it so interesting and fun that you placed that chandelier where you did. I know good and well I'd have placed it in the very center of the ceiling! And what you did looks so much nicer!
Brenda

Kim said...

Oh Cindy. Your bedroom is breath-taking as always. I love the birdhouse you have perched on your dresser. The chandelier is perfect in there now.

Debbie from NJ said...

Hi Cindy,

Love the way the chandelier turned out! Looks great there too! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Charlotte said...

The chandelier is beautiful just like everything else in your house.

Brown-Eyes said...

Lovely...lovely...so enjoyable to peruse your blog! :-) Brown-Eyes

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, hope you enjoyed your vacation and got some rest! The new chandelier looks fantastic, but we have come to expect nothing less from you! Also, please don't take anything out of your rooms, they are put together soooo well, like the pieces of a puzzle. LOVE THIS BLOG,ksarra

Jean said...

The chandelier is perfect in your bedroom painted white. In fact the whole room is sheer perfection as it is. I absoulutely love the door you have behind the chair with all the "pretties hanging on it. Have a wonderful Friday evening.
Jean in Virginia

THE VERANDA said...

Hi Cindy! The chandelier looks wonderful. Your bedroom is very beautiful - just like the rest of your home. Love your blog...... Maggie

Ronda K . said...

Dear Cindy,
I love your blog!!!!! I look foreword to your blog everyday. I love all the projects and look foreword to many more. I think your bedroom is very lovely and very romantic. Keep the ideas coming!
Ronda K.,Tracy,Ca.

Terri and Bob said...

I love the chandelier! I love your room, too! I am sure there could be one or two things added...

Thanks for coming to see me! I loved your visit!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

I love it Cindy, beautiful job.

LeAnn:)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

my oh my.. is this princess Cindy's bedroom? lovely.. didn't even see any clutter.. and the chandelier match!..

Joanna said...

makes me go back to a romantic place in north carolina in the mountains when I was a little child...thank you for bringing me there...

countrygirl3031 said...

I absolutely love your room as it is...it's beautiful! And the chandelier turned out great!

Hugz,
Michele

Kay said...

I didn't realize that it was possible to rewire a chandelier to plug it in... I'll be looking for one. How did you hide the cord? I see that you put the scrunchie over part of the wire, but it seems to me that there has to be a cord somewhere that goes to the outlet. Your room is so beautiful...I've got to study every detail.

Shelia said...

Evening Cindy! I love what you did with you chandy - it's lovely and is just perfect for you room. I think your bedrom is perfect too - not too much stuff, just lots of pretties to look at.
Glad you've had a nice week off!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gail McCormack said...

I love the painted chandelier - Perfect for your bedroom I think, the brass may have been too harsh? Your bedroom is beautiful Cindy, not too cluttered I don't think

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I turned out terrific! I just love heirloom white too, but I have had so much trouble finding it around here. I bought the last three cans at Meijers, but they didn't have it at Lowe's or at Wal Mart. It's the perfect soft cottage white.

Don't know if I never noticed that door with the panes, but it is beautiful with your handkerchiefs and lace and other pretty things draped over it!

Kady

Terri Lynn said...

Your chandalier looks absolutely wonderful, you did a great job...as usual. I would like to know how on earth you get things done so fast! I have 2 toddlers and I'm lucky to get my dishes done every single day and here you are knocking out projects in a few days! You are an amazing and inspiring woman!! I'm slowly getting my shabby house together but it's going to take me years to complete at this rate. I need some of your time and energy!! :o)

Sher said...

Okay, when you're ready to start thinning out your bedroom you can send the birdhouse, side table lamps and wall plates my way. I'd choose more but with the mailing costs and all, thought I'd go easy on you. LOL.

Love the chandy - I agree, it looks much better white!
Sher

Elzie said...

What a bedroom you have!! I would love to have mine the same but as we're two in the family we don't always agree on what things to do LOL.
The chandelier looks great on it's place.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Love Elzie

Michele said...

Your bedroom is very feminine and sweet. The chandelier looks perfect. Its perfect painted white and hung there by your chair. I love cozy corners where you can sit and read that that looks like a great spot!

Debbie Kay said...

Hi Cindy:

I liked it before the paint but I love it after!! I've said it before and I will forever rave about how fabulous you are with "the stuff" you buy and "the treasures" your turn it into!!! Absoutely gorgeous!

Debbie Kay

Idaho Quilter said...

Your bedroom is very pretty just the way it is, but photos do give us an insight to things, don't they. I am happy it cooled off for you while you were home.

JoJo said...

Cindy, Where do you find your energy! Every time I visit it seems you have completed a new project. The chandelier is is lovely.

Angela said...

Cindy, I LOVE it! And you always amaze me when you rewire this stuff, what an accomplishment! I looked at your profile today when I discovered you are a Libra--so am I. No wonder I've taken so fondly to reading about you and your home. Enjoy your weekend!

Missy said...

What a beautiful bedroom!

I want a beautiful chandelier for my kitchen and I have decided that I am going to have to get on at a garage sale or craiglist and redo it to get what I want. What you did with yours is just perfect for your room and it could not be more beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what a fabulous makeover with the paint on the chandelier
Alison

Shari said...

Cindy, I have to say that when you said you planned to keep the original finish on the chandelier, I was surprised. And I'm not the least bit surprised it ended up white afterall! :) I do like it better. It turned out beautiful...so elegant. And I love where you decided to hang it!

After our chandelier cleaning discussion on an earlier post, I decided to try one of those spray-on,no wiping necessary, chandy cleaners. I was very skeptical how well it would clean the crystal, especially without wiping, but it actually does a pretty good job! Lay a towel or newspapers underneath, squirt the cleaner on and just let it drip dry. Voila! Sparkly crystal again! I had to do mine twice because I had let it go a little too long but with regular use, now I shouldn't have to ever disassemble all 48 teardrops & 5 crystal swags again to clean it...thank goodness!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I think your room is gorgeous, not too cluttered at all. Lovely shade on the walls, and you're right... that chandy is better painted for this room.
Nikki

Joanne said...

In the 80's all week? I am so jealous! It's been in the mid to high 90's here in NY and I can't take it anymore. I did a show (my GLAMOUR GIRL business)yesterday in PA (outdoors) and it was around 95! Way too hot. Your bedroom looks beautiful and I don't think it's cluttered. Looks comfortable and inviting. Enjoy!! Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Karen Deborah said...

Perfect vacation, staying home, having fun, delightful weather, and a successful project. Just right, and you picked just the right spot to hang it. Your room is so romantic.

Sammie said...

Cindy I discovered your beautiful blog tonight through your link on Pinterest and I've been sitting here reading absolutely every entry! I love everything about your blog, and your Romantic Home. I have several pieces similiar to your Before's that I've been meaning to paint for awhile and your Blog has me so inspired I'd start tonight if it wasn't past midnight in Texas. LOL Loved that you mentioned how much you love Chalk Paint because my DIL has been telling me that's how I should go when I do start painting all the furniture I want to. I was also happy to notice the Cottage sign hanging over the window in your absolutely gorgeous bedroom as I was somewhat dismayed to read your post that you had been waiting a month for it to arrive :( I will be back to follow and check your Blog for sure. Keep up the beautiful work, you made me smile too :) and thanks for all the inspiration you share. Sammie