Sunday, July 25, 2010

A tale of two Chandys

As I have mentioned before I LOVE chandys. So much so I can't let a good one by. Even if I do not have a single place in my house to put it.

On Craigslist someone was selling a chandy for only $5.

I had to take that poor baby home to fix up.


You can see that there is nothing special about it.

I have been wanting to try out the metallic spray paint.

Why not start on $5 project?

This is the primer and spray paint I used.



I really like Rustoeum spray paint. But it is just what is offered at the store that is closest to me. So due to convenience it may be what wins me over.


First I primed it.


At every angle.


It may not be a bad thing to do some yoga stretches before starting.


Then I sprayed the black metallic paint.



It looks so much better now.



Can you see the little specs of gold and silver in the paint?


It is really hard to capture it in a picture.

But those specs are what makes the paint job not look like a paint job, but like it has always been that color.

I painted our Dining room chandy a regular black rather then metallic and I am not pleased with it simply because it looks like it has been painted.


I tried to take a picture of a comparison of my dining room black chandelier and the metallic black one.



It is so hard to capture those things especially when you aren't a great photographer. But you can see the specs in this picture.

But wait I said there are two chandys in this story.

Here is the other one.


I got this one for free off of freecycle.

I decided to paint it the same black metallic color.

And tada! Here it is.






It came with these domes or big huge bowls with holes it.


I don't really like them. It is a little too much for me.

But it really doesn't matter what I think because these two chandys are going to be my first Craigslist flip!

So now I don't really have to think of a place to put these. I just need to think of making some money to go towards buying the boys some clothes in the upcoming consignment season.

I will be posting to these parties.

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45 comments:

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Katie, those are AWESOME!!!! You're making me want to go out and rescue me some chandys now! haha : )

Jennifer said...

wow!!! looks really good!!!

Moe said...

OH how gorgeous. It looks beautiful!

ps. I found your post on the DIY show off....I am sure glad I stopped by!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love them! They look so un-inspiring before, but the after is amazing!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

What?! Only $5!!! I can never find a deal that good! Fabulous redo's!

Linda said...

Wow, these turned out great...makes me want to try it!

raggygirlvintage said...

They look stunning, I can't wait to work on the one I just rescued...I've been told I need to rig up covers and stop covering everything in the garage with paint...
Tracey

mle said...

Great flips!! you should sell those easily... so then you can rescue & flip some more : )

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Nice flip!

Dee said...

How fun! I never thought of a CList flip, great idea!!

Michele said...

wow that's really neat. you put old chandeliers in a whole new light (no pun intended)! :)

BeccaMcD said...

Seriously I am inspire to redo so many things in my house because of your blog!! Thanks for sharing:)

Kaysi said...

WOW!! What a transformation!! i love the new look!

Dorian said...

I've been thinking of spray painting my builder grade chandy...I was worried how it would turn out, but after seeing this, I'm running out to get paint! Awesome job...tres lovely!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I think they turned out great! That paint looks amazing, good luck with CL!

Ellie said...

They both look great! The ORB I have looks off-black with no shiny flecks, so I'll have to try your brand. And I need to keep browsing freecycle! Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Mom2three said...

Absolutely fabulous! What a dramatic transformation from ordinary to fantastic! I hope you do well with selling them.

Restorative Living said...

So thrifty! You must post pics once you've decided where to hang them. I actually like the big "bowls" on the second one now that you've painted it!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Those are so completely updated now! Fabulous!

Michelle Rayburn said...

I just made over a chandelier that looks very similar to yours. Nice job!

Michelle
from www.TrashToTresureDecorating.com

Jami said...

It is AMAZING what a coat of paint can do! Wow!
smiles!

www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You did an outstanding job on these. Update them to now. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Katie,

Love both of the chandeliers. I love what people do to them, too. Have you seen the ball jar lanterns that someone put on top of the candles on her chandelier? It looked like they fit right over the candle part. Google it or something. I wish I remember where I saw it. If I find it, I'll email you.

mommysdream said...

What a great project! You did a fantastic job with them. Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Fabulous re-do, Katie! I love my ORB from Krylon, but will check out this Rustoleum metallic next time, just for fun. I paint everything! LOL
~ Sue

Jenni said...

First of all, I love the name of your blog! That said, I think you did a fantastic job on both chandeliers! I am so impressed by the way both of them turned out~ they look completely different now. I think the way you painted the first one is so creative! I am going to have to remember that idea. :)

Also, thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving such kind words! I can tell your blog is going to be one of my favorites! I am following you now! :)

Tammy said...

Those are great!

Tina said...

Wow! I have been wanting to find and paint one of these for my daughter's room. Thanks for the tip!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

They both look FAB! It is truly amazing what spray paint does!!

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweets, I posted about a chandy too. I love what your dazzling paint did.
Hugs,
Olivia

robyn said...

They both look FABULOUS and totally updated! I HEART metallic paint! visiting from the shabby nest...I'm your neighbor! ;=)

Anne aka La Vie en Rose said...

Those chandys look so much better after the paint job, especially the second one! Was that ORB you used? I was using up a can on a brass picture frame when the top came off, and now I can't get it back on...and only half way through the project. So aggravating.
Got you on follow.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....terrific make over.


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Lisa said...

They look amazing! Gosh, I feel so left out that I haven't tried one of these yet. What great transformations!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Good luck with your flip - they look pretty cool!

Melissa said...

I would love to have one of these in every room! Above our bed, my daughters room...and why not over the toilet?? Every place needs a little class:)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love them both. I really want to try this. Great post! Stopping by from weekend wrap up.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What an amazing difference! Love the new look of the light fixtures. Isn't spray paint the best?!

Bonita said...

Those are amazing transformations! Beautiful!

Kim said...

Good luck on the flip and thanks for the tip on the metallic black vs. flat.

Its A Blog Party said...

I love it!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Humble Housekeeping said...

Wow! It's amazing what you did with just a little spray paint! I love them!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow!
This looks wonderful!
Could you come and do mine?
Ha ha
thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

Those look great! I hope you make a nice little Craigslist profit that you can put toward more projects :)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog.

Holly said...

I cannot find anyone selling an old and gold chandy here for less than $30! And you found 2 - lucky you! What a great transformation! I am so jealous!

Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink a couple weeks ago...I took a little (unexpected break) but I am back!