Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Petite French Gray Chandelier

I don't have any before pics of this chandelier, but we all know what this looked like.  1980's inexpensive brass chandelier.

 We sprayed it with primer gray spray paint, and then I went over it with gesso and wiped it off.  Some of the areas got a little too white so I went back with a watery brush and brushed on some pewter gray acrylic paint and applied just a wash to even out the color.
 Instead of replacing the candle covers, I made some homemade patterned tissue paper and decoupaged it onto the candle covers.
 Very easy project and I love the results.
 Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day.
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kathee said...

Hi Maggie...OMG girl...I love your project!! The chandy turned out beautiful and I especially love your homemade covers!!!! Thanks for sharing...xok

Candy said...

So pretty. You are so very creative. 8-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Maggie! I love the tissue paper candle covers!

Heaven's Walk said...

LUV this, Maggie! What a beautiful patina you created ---- and those candle covers are just plain awesome, girl!!!! I've got to remember to use tissue paper from now on! :)

xoxo laurie

Anne said...

What a great idea.This turned out great!

NanaDiana said...

Wow, Maggie- That is gorgeous! I love the candle covers. What a great job! xo Diana

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Maggie,

I love how you updated the chandelier. Your tissue paper covers are very pretty. I've only tried using paper. I'll have to remember this. There are so many wonderful tissues papers.


Lorrie said...

Beautiful! I love how the colors came out, the candle covers are adorable!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I missed a couple posts, I love that shutters and the paint color on them. I adore the idea of covering the candle covers with tissue paper, I will use that for sure because sometimes the covers are all crummy or cracked, great idea!! Plus, it just adds that little something


Isabelle Thornton said...

I love the Toile!!!!!
Thanks so much for linking, There is another one going on right now...I would love to see you there.
Happy Mother's day!