Saturday, October 02, 2010

Re-Make Project

Josh and I went to the local Salvation Army last Saturday and I found a couple gems. A 99 cent globe, and a great little chandelier in a box in the very back of the store. It was garish brass, but for $5 and a little TLC, it was worth it.
This is what it looked like out of the box. I thought the crystals were worth the $5 if nothing else. I like a little bling!

We stripped the crystals, covered the cut glass globe in the center with masking tape, and gave it a couple coats of white spray paint.
I use the term "we" loosely, Josh did the work. I tend to be a little too impatient with the spray paint. I put too much on too fast. Josh has a light touch on the trigger, and does a much better job.
Do you like his paint booth?

I thought I might put it in my half-bath, but the position of the ceiling fixture, door and cabinets make that grand idea impossible. It will likely end up in my studio. I love it now that the brassiness was covered with white paint and the crystals were soaked in OxiClean.
It looks great. I love the sparkle, and it looked great in my mountain ash in the front yard today, with the sun shining and the beautiful leaves.

The really amazing part of this project is that it was completed the same day as we brought it home! I hope this wonderful weather holds...we worked on a couple more projects today. Maybe we will finish them and post here...stranger things have happened.


Karyn said...

I love it!

Dawn said...

Beautiful, Arlene! I love how "we" undertook another fun reuse job. I love the way it looks in the tree too! The white paint job makes the garishishness go bye-bye and what you have left is classy, sparkley-ness! I love the way it looks in the tree too I wannnnt one!

Dawn said...

Oops .. I repeated myself. I repeated myself. Sorry, I was just so overwhelmed with the sparkley wonderfulness of your latest project. Oops .. I repeated myself.