May 21, 2010

Oh so much better

See that hole in the ceiling above? That is where this fugly thing used to be.
But with a little TLC (aka a wipe down with wet paper towel), painters tape and a little black spray paint...
It looks so pottery barn.

SEE?? So much better!
You can do this at home too. Turn any old 80's brass fixture into a gem. Just be sure to clean off all the dust and dirt, tape off all the electrical components including the place where the bulbs go (I made a little paper sleeve for the "candle" part) and the top of the wires. You might want to use "Krylon" type spray paint that will stick to anything. Another great tip - if you are painting something spherical or in my case something I wanted to cover top, bottom and all sides - hang it up. I hung my chandelier from the tree and it made it so much easier.

PS - you get a sneak peak of the FINAL COLOR (and I mean final - 4th paint job is the charm) in the dining room.

PPS - I really need to paint the ceiling after looking at these pictures.

6 comments:

  1. i am definitely going to need you to come decorate once i move...

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  2. I have one similar .. and cannot decide to paint it.. your's came out beautiful..
    must give a try myself..
    enjoy..

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  3. That is amazing! I love it.

    Love this and I would love if you would post it to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party!

    http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com/2010/07/upcycled-awesome-4_07.html

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  4. It looks great and YES, you should paint your ceiling to match your walls, it will look wonderful and really show off the moldings. I have a similar color in my house and the ceilings are all painted the same color. Looks excellent!

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  5. Hello! I found your blog because I also painted my dining room lively yellow and can not stand it. Tell me about the color you ended up going with, it looks great! Alexis

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