Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kitchen Chandelier Update

Hello Everyone!

Back in October, I purchased this brass chandelier below, for $10 at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.  My plan was to replace the current kitchen light.      

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Because the brass had to go, I painted the chandelier and you can read all about the transformation here.   Pictured below is what it looked like after I painted it and hung it in the kitchen. 

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This is what was hanging in the kitchen before I replaced it with the new “to me” chandelier.

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I started to dismantle it and realized that I didn’t take a picture so you get to see it all lop sided.

My plans were to replace the lamp socket covers and add glass chimney globes on the new chandelier.  

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Well, I finally got around to those plans and have replaced the lamp socket covers and added glass chimney globes.         

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  I ordered both the lamp socket covers and the glass chimney globes from Amazon

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The cost for updating the chandelier in the kitchen was $47.80.  The glass chimney globes were the biggest expense.  I paid $7.60 for each one and the lamp socket covers were $1.98 a piece.      

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   For $57.80 which includes the cost of the chandelier, I couldn’t be happier with my new “to me” chandelier in the kitchen. 

As always, thanks for visiting and your sweet comments.  They always make my day.

Gail

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21 comments:

  1. Nice update, Gail! I like how the glass sparkles and it must look very pretty lit up at night.

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  2. It really turned out nice Gail! I love the color you pained it.

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  3. Gail it's hard to believe that was the same brass chandelier.
    You did an amazing transformation. We had one of those brass chandys at the
    last house and I remember paining it black and taking off all the hardware and using it to hold tea lights while we were outside.
    I would love to see yours lit up.

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  4. Love your remake of this "new to you" chandy--it is so pretty...

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  5. Wow, great chandelier and custom, too! It really came out beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  6. Looks awesome Gail. You really can't beat the price. Love the color too.

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  7. So pretty! And I love the lamp socket covers...they really add character!

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  8. Gail, it looks awesome! I love the colors!
    Debbie

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  9. Gail, I love, love your new chandelier! It is just gorgeous! The color is beautiful and the chimney globes just made it so elegant! I also bought one at the Habitat store for my craft room and painted it white with red shades. You just can't beat the price!

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  10. Great update! I also bought a brass chandelier for my dinning room.
    Mine has 12 arms and I paid $50... you did much better!!!
    I am still debating weather to paint or not. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. Gail,
    I love how you fixed up your chandelier. The globes add the finishing touch that gives it that extra pizazz!
    Mary Alice

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  12. You did a great job painting it. the globes were a wonderful idea!

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  13. AWESOME!!! I love it...especially the globes! Perfect touch!

    Lou Cinda

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  14. Hi Gail,
    I love it, it looks wonderful! You really made it your own. I think it looks so perfect and using glass globes was so creative.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  15. Hi Gail,

    I love the transformation. It's the perfect update.

    Dee

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  16. Gail...way cool color combo. Your fixture has an old - rustic kind of look. I like the glass. =)

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  17. It looks great! It now has a colonial feel to it. It goes perfect with your other country decor items.

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  18. Your new chandelier is beautiful! I love it. It's especially nice because you have created it yourself, my friend. Don't you think that makes it so much more special?
    Have a beautiful week.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. Girl, you are just so creative!!! Sure wish you'd come visit me and teach me all your secrets.

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  20. What a lovely chandelier you have shared in here. I think this is perfect to my condo. :)

    condominium makati

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