Jan 22, 2013

My New Foyer Chandelier...


We have been busy 
with lots of projects around the house...

trying to get 
all the loose ends tied up,
before the spring...

spring clean up in the garden is a big job,
but one I am looking very forward to...


we bought this chandelier
right after Christmas...


for the foyer...


it started off like this
(I had already taken off some crystals here)

the bright gold and smooth plain arms
were very boring...


but I was completely smitten 
with these flowers,
and all the crystals!

do you see the rhinestone center of the flower?


they are attached like this,
with earring backs...

as a matter of fact I wonder if they are earrings,
added by some crafty lady long ago...


I used plain acrylic craft paints,
like I always do...


here is the before pic 
of the "candle"...



I used big fat drips of hot glue to create
the illusion of candle wax..

then just painted right over it...




I am loving the bling...
 

tonight I am joining...
Time Travel Thursday
and
 
Thanks for visiting me today...

44 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty.... Pretty Bella :-)
What a luvlyy statement in the foyer.
Cheers, Gee

driftwoodesign said...

Looks Amazing! I noticed the rhinestones but even better you shared how they were attached. I'll have to file that idea. I see so many of these chandeliers when we vancation in Florida for cheap but don't see any here in British Columbia. Thank you for sharing.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Mom E. said...

Bella,
What a gorgeous chandeliere! I would love to find one for our master bedroom, and my bathroom, and the entry way and....how many can you have in one house without overdoing it? LOL So grogeous! ANd we are in the same State! i didn't realize that until now! Cool!
Hearts to you,
Betsy

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Beautiful!! I love the bling and especially love how you painted it. The glue was a perfect add on.

~Shanon

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a find! And I love how it compliments the stunning hall tree in your entry!

xo,
RJ

Mari said...

Woweeeee that's one magnificent chandy....
Just gorgeous, nothing says romance like a chandy dripping with crystals ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW!! BRAVO!!

WELL DONE!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! What a nice job you did on this gorgeous chandelier! I like the white better too. The curves are so graceful and dainty. Looks gorgeous in your entry way!

jeanetteann said...

How beautiful. You are so creative to think of the hot glue drips,they are so real looking. I would love a chandi in my entrance hallway. I will get one, one day.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is gorgeous Bella. Love the bling and think it looks beautiful in your entry way. Perfect!

Stacey said...

Wow. Your chandelier is so pretty. Love it!

NanaDiana said...

Bella, That is just beautiful! I absolutely love it and you did a wonderful job on it. It is PERFECT in your foyer. xoDiana

Sarah said...

Bella, it couldn't be prettier! It sparkles just like you!

Susan said...

Love it, Bella. Perfect. Just my style, too. Great job! Susan

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am loving the bling too, it is absolutely gorgeous!!

CArol

Karen said...

So very lovely, Bella. You turned a plain jane into a thing of beauty! It looks beautiful in your foyer. I love the little glimpses of your home in the background. So sweet. xx

Jocelyne said...

Very Nice! Love chandeliers, I wish I room for more in my house. My ceilings are too low!

Gayle said...

It is lovely Bella! I love the dripping candle especially.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love what you did with the chandelier! I love the idea of earrings on a chandelier, that is sweet! I spent a couple hours in the yard trying to get ready for spring myself--it was sunny but still like 30 degrees and I thought I was going to freeze!

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous...your hot glue trick is genius!

Rose L said...

It is gorgeous! You are so handy!! Wish you lived next door!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Bella I love your new chandler, it's beautiful. You really did a great job. I have 6 and I love every one of mine.
Mary

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Bella!!

I love the idea of the wax and using earrings like that is so crafty!!

Beauty at it's best!!

Love the vintage purse and hat!!

Pam
xox

Sweet Melanie said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when I seen this chandy! I have one almost exactly like it in my hall. I found mine for sale on facebook yardsale and then spray painted it when I bought it. Ho wbeautiful your's is!!!!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Beautiful; I would LOVE a house tour :)

Sue
xo

Julie @ Restlye Relove said...

I love your chandelier Bella! And they really do look like earring flowers. How creative! I have a vintage chandelier in the garage my parents gave me awaiting a makeover. Thanks for the inspiration! x Julie

kitty said...

Bella, what a beautiful chandelier! I love how you made the wax drips out of hot glue. Aren't you clever??!! Thank you for your visit. I'm your newest follower :)

Deborah said...

Just gorgeous Bella!
i love all the special touches.
It looks so perfect in your home!

All my heart,
Deborah xo

Anne said...

Wow Bella your chandy is gorgeous!!! I am having chady envy!!!!
xx
Anne

Cindy said...

It's glorious! Absolutely stunning. I just love the hot glue/candle drip trick! I'm so going to use that idea on my chandy!

Cindy

Debbie said...

So pretty, Bella! It looks wonderful with your umbrella-coat stand. Was that always white?
Such an inviting entrance you have.
xxoo

Janneke said...

You changed this old chandelier in a real beauty Bella, it looks so romantic.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Just beautiful. You really had a vision and it turned out wonderfully!
Karen

Donna said...

Wow, what a gorgeous chandelier! It looks amazing with your paint treatment, and all of those beautiful crystals. I never would have thought to use hot glue for the candle drips, what a great idea!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Bella, You have made this chandelier even prettier than it was to begin with. I love the flowers with the blingy centers and your glue drips are truly inspired. Linda

Amy Kinser said...

What a beautiful chandi. Great job! I love people with vision and seeing what they do with that vision.

Bente said...

Oh, the chandelier is sooo beautiful. Fantastic after the painting.

Have a nice weekend

Haworth said...

Your chandelier is gorgeous, Bella, and I love the way you made it your own. It looks beautiful in your foyer.

Danette said...

Bella!
I am LOVING this!!!
I bet those are rhinestone earrings. You did a beautiful job of glitzing it up even more. Love the "wax drips". How very clever of you! :)
Be sure to visit my blog. I am doing a Give Away to celebrate my one year blog anniversay,
xo
Danette

Zaa said...

WOW..What a great job you did of re-inventing that chandelier.. .wax drips, earring clasps and all. It's truly a work of art...BRAVO !!!

Jeannie and Linda said...

I do love a pretty chandelier, and your's is lovely.
Jeannie
The French Hen's Nest

Madelief said...

What a great find Bella! Your chandelier looks lovely!

Madelief x

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your chandy is the prettiest thing, wow, it is so cool the way the flowers come off, you gotta love that, and just a little bit of sparkle is so perfect...

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I forgot to mention did you use the silk wrapped bulbs, between naps on the porch did a post on them and they sure seem to make a difference, I have not tried yet...