Friday, November 7, 2014

Painted chandeliers... a yes, a no?

Hello beautiful!  Hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been dancing amidst myriads of colorful autumnal leaves on chilly mornings and the skies are clear and cloudless and it is wonderfully and marvelously sunny all in one.  I am drinking in my days in tiny sips of moments; drinking them with the little spoon of my heart while I savor each moment and treasure them somewhere in my thankful inner self.

When we bought our little white cottage I replaced two of the basic, builder-grade, dome light in our kitchen and dinning room area with two of these Home Depot pretty chandeliers...

But I still have two more dome light fixtures in the kitchen that really need to be changed.  Vulgarly speaking, they look like some giant boobs to me, and that’s precisely the name I have for them… they really need to go.

Thus, I’ve been on a hunt for an old light pendant to use in my cottage kitchen; something boring and dull that could be transformed into something pretty, and cottagey.   At our local thrift store the other day I found this yucky thing here—lost in a thick coat of grime and sticky dust.  I was not in love with it, but it was the right price.  Yes, I’m cheap.  And I knew I wouldn’t feel terrible if I messed it up or didn’t like the results.  So I bought it.   

White and teal are the colors of my kitchen.  Greens, blues, teals, aqua’s… I’m so in love with this line of colors lately.   

So I hosed down “the thing” real good, gave the glasses a cleansing of hot water and vinegar and got to work. I originally wanted to paint the entire light fixture in white for a more sophisticated look, but I have a cottage, and hot or not, painting things is permissible in a cottage.  Thus, I got both the colors of my kitchen for my chandelier.  White and teal for a funky cool chandelier! ;)

I debated between painting the brass part in this lovely Island Oasis teal color, from Behr and the glasses in white, or vise-versa.  I finally decided to paint the brass in white and the glasses in teal.

Here are the glasses now ‘baking’.  I followed the Martha Stewart’s Bake-to-Cure Method, found HERE.

Oh boy... are they melting?

Stay tune for the results! ;)

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


  1. Cielo, I can't wait...LOL. I like the wonder colors you are choosing. I loved how you started this poetic. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Cielo,
    Can't wait to see the finished product! The shades look pretty, I hope they didn't melt ;-)
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  3. Oh no! Girl you "didn't" just do that to us!

    1. Oh no worries... hehe! They turned out perfect. Posting soon!


  4. I love the bones of the light you found and your color choices are perfect. I know its going to make such a difference in your pretty kitchen. I just love going to thrift stores and garage sales and used to go every weekend looking for treasures. But there comes a point where you run out of room so I don't go as often.
    Cant wait to see the finished project.

  5. Oh boy, that looks like it's going to turn out beautiful! Those colors are perfect together. I've never heard of the bake-to-cure method!


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