Friday, April 27, 2012

From old brass to old iron!

So I have wanted to recycle a brass chandelier and use it in the back patio for the longest time.  I love the look and was going to use our old one, but it got tossed before I could!  So I was real happy when this one came my way. Plus it was FREE!!!  It had lights going up and down, so took awhile to take out the electrical inards, but finally I got it.
And here is what she looked like before I transformed her.

Here is the after.  I reworked some of the pieces parts to make it what I wanted!

The weather here has not been cooperating, so it took me awhile to get her done!  I found some Rustoleum textured spray paint on clearance at JoAnn's for .97.  Old Iron is the color.  Gotta love those red tags!  I think textured spray paint takes a few more coats for coverage.  So after a few days, and a little rain delay, here she is!

I love how she turned out.  I found these cute little candle cups at the .99 store.  They were 2/.99.  They fit perfectly. And tealights fit exactly!
The chunkiness of them reminds me of an old insulator.  As you can see I haven't hung her yet, cause I want to use a pulley system so she can be raised and lowered over the table.  Waiting for the weekend so DH can help me with that, but I do have the supplies.
 So hopefully she will be in her new home soon.  Here is a few more pics.
I think I may look for some beads or crystals to hang from her as well.  The total cost, was for the rope, hardware to hang her, 2 cans of paint for .97 and 1 additional can at full price, and the candle cups. 
So about $15.00.  Can't wait to get her up and have dinner on the patio.

Hope you like her.

Laura

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PS:  She is hung!  Wanted to show you the pics, got her hung this afternoon (Sat).  Love it!










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26 comments:

Christa said...
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Christa said...

A couple changes really make a huge difference. I love the transformation!

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

Amazing transformation!!!

Trixi said...

WOW! Looks great! what a huuge difference!

Donna said...

The chandelier looks beautiful. I love the votive holders. They make it look rich. Great job.

Funky Junk Interiors said...
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Funky Junk Interiors said...

Just a really really cool idea! Love the look of old iron and you nailed it! I need to stock this paint. :)

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Donna

Elisa said...

Hi. Your light looks fantastic. What brand of paint is Old Iron?
Elisa
home sweet nest

laurmela said...

Sorry I should have posted that! It is Rustoleum Textured Spray Paint.

A Few Pennies said...

Your outdoor chandie is perfect; great transformation and a great deal those pretty candle cups.

Cindy said...

I love that you repurposed the chandy! It's perfect.

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

One of my favorite chandelier transformations that I've seen. Excellent.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

The absolute best chandelier re-do I've ever seen! I absolutely love the old iron spray paint... I'm putting it on my list. The blue cups you used are fabulous too!
Nice Job !
Susan
Homeroad.net

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Oh, I love what you did with your light fixture. I am going to pin this to my things to make board on Pinterest if that's ok. Love Love Love it!

Richella said...

What a great way to transform that light fixture! I love the new "iron" finish and the candle cups--it's just lovely! What fun it will be to have that outdoors! :)

Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

Highland Monkey's said...

Brilliant idea and a bargain as well.

Heaven's Walk said...

Your chandy looks soooooo sweet!!! I love the color and I adore those candle cups!!!! Great job! xoxo laurie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Laura, your chandy turned out wonderful, and it looks wonderful hanging outside. I'll be featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration tomorrow. thanks so much for linking up!

Anne said...

totally beautiful!

Carrie said...

Looks great, what a transformation! Love that something so simple saved that brass monstrosity from the dump. Now it's ready for prime time! Thanks for linking up to Refresh your Nest Friday!

DIY Show Off said...

Gorgeous makeover! What a transformation!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

What a fantastic transformation! And such unbelievable deals! I love it :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is a great transformation!

thistlewoodfarm said...

It looks amazing! I need to find that spray paint for .97! Seriously! Your new chandelier looks wonderful!

Thanks for the inspiration and for linking to our party!

Have a wonderful weekend!

blessings,
karianne

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

The perfect upgrade to that old brassy apple. Love the blue glass!! Thank you so much for linking up to our party!
Karah

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

You turned that 80's nightmare into a 2012 stunner!

... so very happy that you shared this amazing project at our Great Outdoors link party!

:)

Linda