In the summer I went to the Christie Antiques Show, a great antique fair held twice a year in Dundas, Ontario. It has over 300 dealers, and my friend Allana and I had a great time. We saw some great stuff that day, but I was on the hunt for an old brass chandelier that I could re-do for my daughter Maddieâ€™s room. I didnâ€™t want to spend too much, and had a pretty good idea of what I was looking for. Something not to big, and not to small, with some real glass crystals. Even the new pink chandeliers at Home Depot are over a $100, so I figured anything less than that was fine, but you know I always love a bargain. After looking for hours and not seeing one old brass chandelier, we stumbled upon this one.
We got it for $50, not bad at all.
When I got it home, I removed all the crystals, glass, and the white electrical covers.
Then it was time to start spray painting. I strung it up to the swing set in the backyard, and started applying many light coats.
I thought it looked better right away. After a couple coats, it was time to add the pink accents on the small flowers. I bought the same spray paint, to ensure that the sheen would match. Since I couldnâ€™t spray it, and risk getting it everywhere, I sprayed a small amount into an old container and applied a few coats with a small brush.
After it was all dry, I added all the crystal, and glass back on. My husband hung it up in Maddieâ€™s room, and it truly looks fit for a princess.
One night over dinner Maddie said to me, â€œMommy, I love my new light, thank you so muchâ€, and when your three year old says that to you, you feel pretty good.
May we enjoy many, many tea parties beneath itâ€™s glow, because life truly is a party, with a princess chandelier in your bedroom!
Check out how we made the mobile and re-decorated her room with a birdie theme here.
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