Saturday, November 26, 2011

A touch of paint…..

The downstairs bath room was one of the first rooms we renovated after buying the cottage eight years ago. At the time the bathroom had a whirlpool tub,shower stall,a toilet, and two single sink vanities. Nothing was salvageable…..even the whirlpool tub had a crack! So, we gutted the entire space down to the studs and installed a new pedestal sink, toilet, and an antique claw foot tub with brass shower surround. The brass fixtures didn’t hold up well so a while back we installed new chrome fixtures. Somehow I never got around to getting new light fixtures to match. It was on the list but you know how that is!!!! Today I decided to just paint the antique brass crystal chandelier!!! I figured if it turned out hideous I wouldn't be out much since I had originally planned on replacing it anyways. Much to my surprise though it turned out absolutely darling!

Before:

chandelier

 

after:

Untitled 1

 

It was a quick project…..all I did was brush white paint on right over the brass. I wanted sort of a shabby chic look so I didn’t worry about it covering every little nook and cranny. I didn’t even take it down….I did it all while standing on a ladder! It took about an hour………

 

Untitled 2

 

Have a great weekend!!!!!

14 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great! I love the cabinet. Gorgeous.

Christina said...

I love it!

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks beautiful, Des! You took the idea and ran with it!! I love that...I just wish I had the patience! Love the bathroom!

XO,
Jane

Kelly said...

That was a good idea. I've heard of people spray painting chandeliers, but that involves taking them down first. Yours turned out great! That's a pretty bathroom. I have the same ottoman too.

Karena said...

Des it is simply gorgeous!! I love the look of the chandelier painted!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the way it turned out Des! The whole bathroom is BEAUTIFUL!! Martina

Alice said...

It's gorgeous! What a great idea to paint it! The bathroom is just beautiful.

Buttercup Bliss said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words! I hope you have a magical holiday season.

Lisa

P.S. I am your newest follower :-)

d e l i g h t said...

Looks so good! I have a brass chandelier I have been wanting to paint and this gets me inspired.

Betsy said...

It's perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration, I have an ugly duckling that really needs this kind of TLC.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Des, Painting it made such a difference. I love the chandys new look.
xo,
Sherry

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful chandelier redo Des!

LL from KS said...

I love what you did to your chandelier! I spent a lot of time reading back through your old posts. Still haven't gotten to the beginning! I know some blogs actually have a button that will take you to the beginning of their blog. I'm in love with your home. Now I feel like I have too much crap in my house! I have some work to do, but it will have to wait until after the holidays. We even read the same blogs! Wanna be friends?? ;-)

Mary Ruth said...

I am dropping a note to let you know I have been following your blog now for a month or so, really enjoying the journey you are taking with your home. Your projects are wonderful and love the way you tie things together to have them fit into a cohesive look for your house.