I hope you are having a great weekend. Steve and I spent Saturday at Mount Dora’s annual “Fall In The Field” event. The antique/vintage dealers had their spaces decorated so pretty for Fall and there was plenty of great vintage items to purchase. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera!
Thanks you for your kind comments about my chandelier makeover. The Home Depot chandelier has a wood grain look and I wanted that to still be visible once painted. First, I added a little water to some left over white paint and lightly applied it to the base of the piece, wiping some of the paint off as I worked. Once dry I repeated this step using light grey paint left from another project.
The iron arms of the chandelier were painted white and then I used Martha Stewart’s metallic craft paint in Gunmetal. It’s hard to tell in the photos but the arms are slightly darker. Let the paint dry for just a few minutes then take a damp paper towel and go over small areas to remove some of the paint. This gives the iron a wonderful vintage look.
Have you priced wood chandelier drops? I couldn’t believe five drops would cost more than I paid for the new chandelier! I bought two packages of wood pieces found at Michaels and just cut off the tip, painted, lime waxed and added hooks….now my new chandy has drops for just a few dollars. (after 40% off coupon)
Don’t you love my high tech drying rack?
The entire chandy got a coat of liming wax… love, love this product. If you missed my post about
using liming wax on a cabinet check it our Here. The wax worked wonderfully on the painted wood
and iron, it gives everything a white chalky look with a slight sheen.
Take a look at the before and after picture.
I think I see my next lime wax victim project.
Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great week.