Yes ladies, I Gittered something Done! I have light in my life again! My attic is a really dark place at night, and the ground is more often than not scattered with various objects, projects and junk. So these past few months it was more than a bit dangerous to walk in here at night, hot latte in one hand, random stuff in the other and navigate my way to the other side of the room in the dark.
But no more. With the flick of a switch there is light again.
Can I hear a Hallelujah!
Last week I asked your advice on what to do with this chandelier I found thrifting. Thanks to everyone who chipped in, it was very helpful [NOT] Cause you all weren’t exactly unanimous in your advice!
So in the end I still had to figure it out myself…. Ah well, I am far to opinionated to follow someone else’s advice anyway (you did know that, now didn’t you, I am always looking for the long way home ).
Ok then, this is what I turned that brassy, shiny thing into:
Not too bad he.
And for your memory, here is the before one more time.
And the after:
In the end I sort of came up with a finish in a trial and error kind of way (like with most of my projects). I really wanted a white finish on the brass but I knew that painting her white would look awful in contrast with the porcelain bits. So I kind of whitewashed her with a dry brush.
I still thought the white was too stark so I very lightly rubbed some dark brown furniture wax over it. That really took the shine out of the still exposed brass bits too. And then it was several times: rinse and repeat.
The plastic tubes were brand new and looked awful on it, so I opted for covering them with some vintage music paper.
Originally there were only six crystals on this chandelier, but I thought she deserved a bit more bling.
I found these ghastly lamps last year at a flea market?
Well the lamps no longer exist, but the crystals got rewired into one long chain.
Much better, if I say so myself.
I procrastinated for six month on this project, and in the end it only cost me two hours from start to finish. Oh why do we do this to ourselves!?
Anyway I am so glad I Gitter Done! my chandelier.
Have you been working on long overdue projects? Remember tomorrow is Gitter Done! day here. I will post my GD post tomorrow night and you can link up all weekend.
Ah, chandy, you are the light of my life.
Alle mooie dingen says
ik vind hem leuk… maar even voor mijn beleving.. je hebt met een droge kwast witte verf erop gezet zoals tamponeren en daarna donkere was erover heen?
The Sterling Cherub says
Its beautiful! Perfect in every way! You made the perfect decision on finish, on covering the candle covers, and on the crystal strand!
Oh my G!!! It is amazing. Love that you put on some more bling on it. And the white paint with the brass slightly shining trough is just perfect!!! /Therese
Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack says
I knew whatever you chose it would be perfect. Such a pretty fixture! Love the color and the bits of brass showing. Beautiful!
Great job, Marianne! This post reminds me, I need to go take some photos of my Gitter Done! projects, so I can post them to the party. Thanks for hosting!
It looks GREAT!!! Love the vintage sheet music too.
Just beautiful!!! I hope you will link up at my party tomorrow.
By the way I just did a post a few days ago on Chandi makeovers. You should come add your link in a comment or something:) lol.
Busy As Can Be says
It looks so pretty! You did an amazing job!
Gorgeous!!! Looks like a million bucks! And im not sure if you put soft pink bulbs in it but it looks so lovely and sweet and glamorous! XOX!
That is awesome! I feel a special appreciation for this since I am a musician myself. I want to make my own now!
I am back lol! Please oh please come link this beauty up to my linky love Friday party! It is open now and this rocks! I would love to see it on there. Take care sweety!
Oh my goodness you DID get it done and done well if I might also add! Perfecto!
Hij is mooi geworden en je moet het uiteindelijk doen zoals je het zelf mooi vind.
marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says
Your chandelier is gorgeous. Love it. You did a fantastic job. Hugs, Marty
Dragonfly Treasure says
Blondie's Journal says
Your chandy looks just perfect. You did a really great job once you knew exactly how you wanted it. Bravo!
Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup says
The after looks SO much better! Good job!
Amy @MaisonDecor says
I love the look of this chandy. It came out very high end looking. What a pretty light fixture. Found you on Donnas~I posted about chandys I have had to makeover too.
So very pretty! Thanks for sharing and love your writing voice….
Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com says
Absolutely gorgeous! The sheet music on the plastic tubes was a stroke of genius! I also love the color you chose.
dat is je goed gelukt, mooie kleur ook. Beidewei, heb vandaag 20 pakjes thee gehaald in je mooie stadt en langs de maas gezeten in de zon, genieten hoor ☺
love the beauty of those chandeliers
Pam - diy Design Fanatic says
Gorgeous! This is one project I have to do too!
Michelle@ A Full Cottage says
Your chandy came out great! I love lthe vintage sheet music on it. I may try that on mine.
I got a gitter done project done today too, but have yet to gitter done the post.
If you get a chance please stop by my blog for a visit I am having a big giveaway.