Okay, I am finally posting about this chandy that I have been teasing you with for months now (and not on purpose, I swear I just couldn't pull it all together until now). I have been dying for a beaded light fixture for some time now (remember the Ro Sham Beaux post??). It all started about a year ago as we were moving into our house in Charlotte and I basically spent more time at Lowe's than I did in the new house. I continued to notice this beaded chandelier that has lots of things right about it (shape, bead colors), but also had a few things wrong with it (metal finish, looked overall kind of boring...there was no POP). And for such a long time the bad outweighed the good and I never pulled the trigger to buy it. As I continued to move forward with re-designing the dining room, I kept going back to a beaded chandelier and well, needless to say, most were not in my very tight budget. So I decided to give the one at Lowe's one more look. I knew that the shape would work and once I looked close I liked the color of the beads...I just hated the finish. Well when I saw that it was HALF OFF at $69, I scooped her up and brought her home for some TLC. She needed to be gold. That was what would make her a star. They good news is that the long stands of beads weren't attached so I was able to just set them aside. The bad news is that the beads within the support discs were there to stay and I had to tape each one of them off. Yep. Every. Single. One. and honestly it wasn't as bad as I thought. Took about 30 minutes total. To me the gold made a HUGE difference, making it look much more expensive than it was and it even bringing out the bead colors. What do you guys think??
|Here's what it looked like before. See how the bead colors don't really pop?|
|Taped off stones...mid spray paint.|
What do you think? Can't wait to hear.