Some of my friends and family think I’m crazy when I bring home things like this…
Dusty, dirty, brassy….and those amber, bubbled globes! Aackkkk!!
Same with this one, but not nearly as scary!
They’re getting a little easier on the eyes, right? Can you see past the ugly? Can you see the form, the silhouette? And on this one, the beautiful glass insert?
Here’s what a little paint can do….after a good scrubbing!
Not quite there, yet.
Paint is like magic, eh?
Here’s the black and red one hanging in my office. This one cost me all of $5.00. I already had the paint.
Remember the “before” pictures are before blogging, so I don’t have all of the befores and afters as I would wish, but here’s the one with glass hanging in one of my guest rooms, formerly my daughter’s room. (Full tour later!) This chandelier cost $3.00!
And here’s the white and blue one in it’s final home, my master bedroom. This little beauty I found for $2.00 at a garage sale! None of these chandeliers needed to be re-wired!
I may not be done with this one, I keep kicking around the idea of drilling some holes into some blue and white butter plates and using them as bobeches.
As expensive as lighting is, why not take a chance? Spend a couple of dollars, paint it any color you like….if you mess up, (which you won’t!), you’ll only have invested a small amount of time and the cost of a cup of coffee. DO EEEEET!!
And remember, if you ever have any questions, feel free to email me. I’ll be happy to answer them, if I can!
Bye from the bungalow,