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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Italian Flower Chandelier

One of my clients gave me this chandelier to revamp. There had been several welding spots on it leaving black color in different areas.

The flowers were rusty and it just lacked luster. I have to be honest, I was a little apprehensive about doing it. Some people like things all rusty and chippy. What if I ruined it?

Don't we all say that every now and then? Well how will we ever know till we do it!

This is how it looked with the welded areas.




 See how the paint is oxidized



The flower just looks tired. So after wrapping it and taping off all the flowers and leaves I began to paint the base in a flat white.


I hand painted each flower with a small paintbrush


This is the look underneath



The flowers are painted in a gloss and I left the centers to not mess with the integrity of the piece.


So much better! Looks fresh and new. A perfect spring project!

Before


 After





It just comes alive! Another surprise paint job! Wish I had a picture of it all hung and lit!

So tackle that project that has you scared! You will be glad you did!!

Happy Easter!


6 comments:

Al said...

You did a fabulous job of bringing this piece back to life! The bright cheery flowers look awesome. Nicely done. Have a wonderful Easter :) -Al

miss flibbertigibbet said...

It looks fantastic! You did a wonderful job!
Blessings, Lorraine

sissie said...

I just love these vintage chandeliers. I think that you brought it to life and it looks fabulous.

hugs
Sissie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love those chandeliers when I find them. I think you did just enough to give it new life. As time goes on I get less and less fearful to try redo's. It would make me nervous to redo something that was not mine though!! So glad it turned out well! Happy Easter

Carol

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

It was scary! But I love the way it came out. Wish it was mine though!!! This one is for a guest bedroom. The woman loved it! Hope you have a great Easter! thanks for stopping in Carol!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

It turned out beautiful