Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's a start

I am sure you remember this light. I have mentioned it a few dozen times.


Well I cleaned it up as much as I could and painted it.

I was that close to almost forgetting a picture.

You can see where I started priming it.

If I haven't mentioned it before I will mentioned it a million times.

Oh how I love spray paint.

I used heirloom white paint. I have heard of a lot of ladies here on blogland use it and loved it. I will have to agree it is a beautiful creamy white color.

Now before I show you half one-eighth done bedroom.

Remember our old bedroom.

And also before you look at my bedroom, picture a white upholstered headboard with brown, white, and steel blue pillows.

Picture it in your head.

You got it?

Ok now you can look.

I got this bed at.... you guessed it, Craigslist. It was my Christmas present.

It is a perfect place for my boys to play.


We also never know what we will find under there because of our little offsprings.

But back to the lovely Chandy or aka The Sun as Mr. Genius calls it.





I think it really helps to dress up our room and with 8 bulbs compaired to the two we had before...it REALLY brightens things up.


We do have one problem though.

It is too low.

When your two year old and reach up and play with the chrystals...it is too low.

That is a good rule to live by.

But alas, it will stay that way cuz it is Father's day and I am feeling generous. ;)

But atleast our room is looking a little less like a dorm room and more like a dorm room with a chandy. But we will get to that room one day.

I am posting to these parties.

66 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Ummmm hello gorgeous!!! It is huge ! I love the paint color too. It really dresses up your room. Great job and so elegant. What brand of spraypaint makes heirloom white?

heather

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks gorgeous! it gives the room that elegant touch it needs without being too much. it's perfect! if i could live without a ceiling fan in my bedroom, i would love to have a chandy like that!

Sharlotte said...

Hi Katie,
I LOVE your new lighting!Wow, it really makes a difference! I think I need one for bedroom. You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte
Ms. Sharlotte's...Souther Reflections

Crystal said...

ooooo, I love it! Totally my style
found you via Keepiing It Simple
Hope you can find time to visit my blog @ www.threejewelsinmycrown.blogspot.com. I'm your newest follower. Hope you can follow me as well
:)

Lana said...

LOVE the chandy, LOVE the bed and LOVE the little boy!!!!

I have one very similar to him!!!

Hugs, Lana

Mimi said...

You did a great job...beautiful chandelier.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is great. I really would like to add one of these to my guest room.

Katie said...

Pretty!! :)

Debbie said...

Oh...I really love this! Looks so nice white. Great job!!!
Debbie@houseatthelake

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh I am jealous!! Love it!! Great job!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is gorgeous!

raggygirlvintage said...

That is so pretty, I'm on a chandelier hunt! Tell me, do you ever find the heirloom white looks a little yellow?
Tracey

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

It's lovely, I too adore spray paint. It can transform just about anything. Looking forward to the rest of your bedroom reveal.

Julie said...

Love it! I've been looking for one like this!

Jenn said...

Beautiful! I saw this at It's Blog Party at Celebrating Blogland. I'm dying to make DIY lights for my studio and my living room. This just may be the push I need.

tale of many cities said...

great job!! :)

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

W-O-W!! I love your new lighting! It looks absolutely amazing!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

How pretty is that!!! It just looks so elegant in your bedroom!! Good Job!

Cara @ I Love My Sheets said...

This chandy looks dandy!
I'm now a follower.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

The chandy is fabulicious!!! And I love the bed. But it will look spectacular with the headboard & pillows you mentioned. Can't wait to see it all done.

Emi said...

Thats awesome!! Great Job!

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Love it! I have a brass chandy that is just begging for a makeover. How did you clean the crystals? Mine had some gross coating on them thanks to the previous owners' smoking. I tried Simple Green and that worked pretty well but it was a slow process.

Enjoy the week! :)

Alison

http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Toni @ That's Beeutiful said...

So beautiful!

Grannys Attic said...

That is so pretty. I bought one at a Yard Sale this weekend. Was going to use it on my backporch, but might have to change my mind after seeing yours. I love using the Heirloom White paint on almost everything! Blessings, Vicky

pieters said...

saaaawoon! :) lauren@mylifeandmyloves

Mrs. Rooster said...

OOOHHH LLAAA LLAAA! That Chandelier is fabulous. I love the crystals. The redo looks amazing!

Kaysi said...

WOW what a transformation!!! It looks great now!

Laura said...

So beautiful. The chandy! The bed! Love it all! I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

Life in Rehab said...

Yummy! I found you through Coastal Charm, and that seriously needs to go on my project list!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your chandy is quite dandy! I have the same exact style...but mine is still waiting for a little TLC. This would be a great post to link to my Time Travel linky party.

I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:

ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

You can get the details here:

http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see you there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Its A Blog Party said...

Very cute!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

LOVE IT! i hope to find a good chandy somewhere!! ENJOY it! and your offspring are adorable!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love it and will add it to my favs list.

Be sure to check out the DIY Club inc.com site We have 3 new sponsors. I would love to have you enter a project.

Thanks for posting.

Cheri

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

What a gorgeous chandelier. I am soooo jealous!

hancock said...

so romantic! new follower from Trendy Treehouse :-)

Kerry said...

That's a very beautiful chandelier. I scored three free ones yesterday. I hope I can do as good a job on them as you have.

mle said...

Love the chandy makeover!! My outdated fixtures and I are drooling :P

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I wish I could find an "ugly" chandelier like yours!!!!

Patti said...

Love it! I am still looking for one for my bedroom. Some day.
Yours is gorgeous!

Bella said...

What a fabulous Chady!! A great makeover... I have been tring to find one or two:-) for the longest time no luck for me though! A great bed too, both are great finds!
Bella

fiberdoodles said...

It's beautiful!

RenaeF said...

Love it! Now I want to make me one. Also the pic you took is sooo pretty!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It's beautiful! I did a chandy redo from Craigslist awhile back and I am so LOVING yours! Makes me want to redo my redo :).

Sailing Simply said...

Just popping over from the TT Party! This looks fantastic! You did an excellent job! I love a chandy with lots of bling!

Brandy said...

Wow, I want one in my room. That looks great.

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

Um... this is ridiculously stunning!!! Off to follow your blog now so I can come back and see all the goodies!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous chandelier! What a difference the paint made. Great bed too...don't you just love craigslist?
xo, Sherry

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

It looks like a whole new chandelier! I can't even believe the difference!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

It looks gorgeous!I wish I could find one of those.

vignette design said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!

Katie said...

I'm with you on the spray paint. Went to Home Depot the other day asking for something else and the guy helping me said, "What, not spray paint?" Yeah, you know its an addiction at that point. lol Good job on the chandy, divine.

TidyMom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thanks for linking up today!! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow ~ absolutely stunning! I'm jealous! I've been looking for something like this for ages! Beautiful transformation. So glad to have found you through my pal Holly's blog ~ 504 Main.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It's gorgeous and definitely makes the room!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

spraypaint is truly magical. love that chandy! and wow, you're right. that is very low! i wouldn't have noticed if it weren't for your adorable little guy being a reference point.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

Your chandy looks utterly charming!

Sandy said...

You know, I have always loved Chandeliers and would have one in each room, if I could!
Your find was a good one and the way you painted, it made it spectacular!
Very nice job!
Sandy
thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

KentuckyCooking said...

Happy Friday! Came over from the link party and am following you now.

Your bedroom looks so relaxing! Making me want to go do some redecorating of my own!

Meghan said...

Gorgeous!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

I am lusting after your chandelier! Awesome.

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

Cheers!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Great looking idea!! Thanks for linking it up at Fine Craft Guild DIY Linky Party.

Do join again with an equally great tutorial next party, will ya? It opens Wednesday and you can reach it from our homepage.

:0-)
Rose
Http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

Kat from California said...

My friend has a chadelier like the before picture. I told her to wait cleaning it before I take a picture (she doesn't have a camera). Then I want to spray paint it and sell it. Yours looks gorgeous in your new room. I'm sure your new home has something special in it. Have fun working on your new home and making new friends.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow--this is breathtaking!!! You did a gorgeous job!!! It is a priceless addition...amazing!
HUGS,
Cindy Adkins

Rene said...

WOW! She's gorgeous!

-Rene

Holly said...

Oh I would be so happy to find a chandy like that! Really gorgeous makeover...absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up!

Bromeliad said...

Nice job. Your bedroom looks great so far.

(p.s. I remember playing with the dining room chandelier crystals when I was a kid.)