Thursday, August 19, 2010

Watch Out

When this crazed housewife get this in her hands:

And has a cuter than life crafting companion by her side:

{one of several photos trying to get her to hold still!}

That's better! Look at that CUTE face :)

WATCH OUT! You may just get a brand new coat of paint.

It all started this morning when I gave the front door a second coat of paint. {Hopefully it will dry soon so that it can get a coat or two more and then a reveal - squeal!} So I figured since I was already covered in paint {yes, I really am the worlds messiest painter}, why not tackle a chandelier project that has been sitting on the entryway floor for about 2 weeks now.

So it's not the most attractive but not that bad either. The brown was kinda a deep-reddish-like-copper color - fine, just not the look I was going for in this room. And since it was $3.50 at the Boutique {Goodwill}, I felt no remorse attacking it with a coat of cheapo paint from the cabinet of mystery paint in the garage.

So it was off to the garage to get the necessary tools to set up an outdoor chandelier painting station:
~flat white paint
~sturdy dowel
~stool {cause I am a wimp crouching/kneeling.}

After taping up the sockets,

I needed to tape off the wires sticking out on the top{which someone had clipped off! thank goodness hubby is handy.} 

All I needed to do was unscrew the circle-hook thing on top, tape and then screw back on.

Then I strung it on the dowel across the ladder. This is really the way to go when painting something hanging. I could see all the nooks and crannies as I rotated around the ladder.

Even strokes, a bit of patience and what do ya get?

A totally new {to you} chandelier that will look fantastic in....

oh my goodness, I am dying to show you, but it is still not quite dry... and hubby has to hang it for me. I am a total chicken up a ladder. Stay tuned, reveal coming real soon!

All photos taken by yours truly.


  1. Isn't it amazing what a coat of white paint can do??? The chandelier from the boutique looks marvelous! Can't wait to see it all done and hanging. Does it have glass shades, or are you going to add crystals?
    Patricia :o)
    PS: Your crafting companion is too adorable!!

  2. You are so clever!! I'd never have thought to hand the thing - amazing. Now I know. I can't wait to see the finished project. So far, I've only had the nerve to pain some lawn chairs.

  3. Can't wait to see it in its new home!!

  4. Wow! Looks great already! Can't wait to see the finished product up in it's place!! :)

  5. Love it in white! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Amazing as always! I can't wait to see it all hung up!

    I have to admit though, I was getting ready to see a picture of a painted puppy (who is so cute btw)!