Friday, June 1, 2012

The light of my life!

I fell in love with the shape of this chandi when I saw it on Pinterest! 

(And you KNOW I like the color!)

So when I saw THIS chandi in somebody's garage while I was buying something else, I had to get it too!

I wasn't crazy about the shiny metal so...

...I took all the crystals off to wash them. While it was a hanging skeleton, I painted it with - what else - Annie Sloan's (AS) Duck Egg chalk paint!

And, of course, I waxed the painted metal (clear wax first, then dark wax, then clear again) to get that aged patina I love so well.  

AS chalk paint adheres to just about every type of surface. Well, put it this way: I've never met a surface it didn't adhere to!


So I hung it in my...

master bath!

(I wonder where else this beauty has hung. Someone's dining room someplace, that's for sure.)

I even painted the metal ceiling plates duck egg!




  1. Good job Cher! We sell SO much of that paint at my store. It is VERY popular right now!!

    Take care,

  2. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are amazing.
    Can I have a bath at your place?

  3. I've pinned that chandi to my pinterest board also! Loved it. I love your version too. Nice touch with the ASCP. It looks great in your master bath. Wish I'd come across some chandis like that when I'm garage saling.

  4. You have so many bright ideas!

  5. I have no idea how 'estella' got into this!

  6. Lovely!

    I'm not a fan of gold fixtures either. Years ago, I did the same thing you did: I painted a much smaller chandelier. What a difference it made!

    P.S. Seems as if we are kindred spirits. Many of the ideas on your blog I absolutely love.


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