Double The Chandelier Fun!

I found two chandeliers at a garage sale. I thought with some imagination and paint, they could be better.

However, before I got started, I sold one, the larger one, to my friend. Sorry to say I didn't take any before pictures, but if you imagine this as shinny brass you will get the idea. All she did was paint the brass white and have her husband hang it in their newly painted dining room.

I think it 'fits' her space much better than what she had and it also goes to show you that simply with some paint something dated can look so much better!

Now is where it gets more tricky. I wanted to take the smaller one and make yet another teacup chandelier, however, I could not remove the part that the bulbs screw into because they were soldered to the fixture. So my other alternative to NOT using the heavy glass bulb covers, was to drill holes and add crystals!
These pictures are going to be somewhat odd because I had hung this chandelier on an old birdcage stand just to be able to add the crystals easier before taking it to my antique mall booth for sale.

 I loved the leaf detail on the scrolled arms!
It's ready to hang in someone's house to enjoy!

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  1. Both of those are so pretty and unique. Love them!

  2. I just found your blog, and I love your style!!! I've been having a marvelous time going through some of your posts. We have many mutual followers and that is how I found you. I am your new fan and hope that you will join me too. Have a wonderful Autumn day, Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

  3. What pretty Chandeliers! Never can have too many I think! I have one in my booth right now that I want to use in my dining room when I get it fixed. I have it in the booth at a high price - great place to store it and it makes the space pretty!

  4. I found a huge wrought iron chandelier that had a huge pineapple in the middle. I moved to Utah for a couple of years and then back home to Arkansas. The movers didn't pack it well and it got broken into pieces. I'm still not over it! LOL Yours look beautiful!

  5. Beautiful chandeliers. You did a great job with both. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  6. So very beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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