Princess Chandelier


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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 Maddie’s room.  I didn’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.

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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.

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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 couldn’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.

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After it was all dry, I added all the crystal, and glass back on.  My husband hung it up in Maddie’s room, and it truly looks fit for a princess.

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One night over dinner Maddie said to me, “Mommy, I love my new light, thank you so much”, and when your three year old says that to you, you feel pretty good.

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May we enjoy many, many tea parties beneath it’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.

I’m linked up at Just Something I Whipped Up, Made By You Monday, Blue Cricket DesignSomewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming, Funky Junk Interiors and Take A Look Tuesday.

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  1. Ok girl, you have inspired me – so here’s my one up(wo)manship. Sadie and I just made a pumpkin pie (ok so we’re a week late) with a beautiful little pumpkin that we grew and just picked out of our pumpkin patch. Consider that a challenge.
    miss you

  2. It looks amazing! How many coats did it take? Was it hard to take apart/put back together? I need to make one for Shawntay’s room!

  3. It took about 2 or 3 coats, it was hard to take the glass thing out of the middle, but with a little help from Ro we got it sorted out. I’m really happy with it, thanks for taking me to the antique show.

  4. AMAZING steal! Looks like something you would buy at Pottery Barn… makes me wish I was this crafty! Your daughter looks so happy!

  5. This turned out beautiful! I have been wanting to put a chandelier in my daughters room but not liking the cost…thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Very pretty transformation! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence’s Under $100 Party.

  7. I love this! It turned out beautiful!!!

  8. WOW!!! Adorable!!! Amazing job on this! I want to do one for my daughter’s room. I think I might start looking for one and do this. Great idea and you did such a terrific job on it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is so amazing!!
    I love your beautiful blog 🙂

  10. I love your princess’ new chandie !! It’s absolutely beautiful … what a lucky girl !!

  11. I would love to have you enter this on my party at and then over at our other site We have a weekly DIY Living party over there.


  12. very pretty! you did a wonderful job!

  13. My daughter would love this, and so would I. It looks great!

  14. VERY cute!!!

  15. Dannyelle, This is so precious! Such a fantastic transformation…fit for a princess! I featured this on the Sunday Showcase post. Stop by and grab a button if you like. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  16. very pretty perfect for any princess

  17. $50 is really not bad at all. It filled up the entire room. So exquisite an pretty. Love that it has varied hues. Your kid is a darling:) Oh and merry Christmas!have a great year ahead.

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