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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tale of the Green Lantern, aka the Chandelier

We had a lovely brass and white chandelier in our dining room.  You do not recall?  Photographic evidence follows.
The old white and gold chandelier in its old home environment.  Little does it know the plans we have.

The chandelier ready for its new coat of paint.
 Scott and I figured we could try painting this thing before we looked for a replacement.  Once again-a decision based on time and money (a little bit of time and no money being our favorite combo) than "how can we recycle what we have."    We decided to paint it a coordinating, not matching color.  I wanted something that popped and I know the dining room will be a gray and the kitchen a blue.  Originally I leaned toward pink but that seemed a little predictable.  Instead I went with green-a grass green.  I had Scott take it down and promised he wouldn't have to be involved.  He was sold on the cheap and no work to him plan.
The in process shot.  I taped off all the electrical and set myself up a little painting booth in the carport.  Note extra sheets to protect our new fence!!

Two cans of spray paint later and she is finished.  This pic makes our ceiling look purple-which it is not.
This is the newly improved chandelier hung in its old spot.  I still have some finishing touches but love the color and am overall happy with the process.

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