It’s Candy the Chandy! Anyone remember her? A Craigslist find that hung in my Dining Room until last year. An amazing chandelier that just never quite fit in at my house. Recently though, she got yet another chandelier makeover and she is stunningly perfect in her new home.
It’s Thursday after all so I’ll give you a two for one #tbt. In addition to Candy, here’s another olide but goodie. Candy went to live with another piece I did for this super fun little girl’s room, a hot pink chevron desk makeover, and you won’t believe how well she fits in at her new home!
I knew as soon as we got her hung that this is where she had always belonged.
Last time I just spray painted her, took the easy way. This time she was painstakingly painted by hand so she’d have the perfect finish for her perfect new showcase spot.
She’d been in my attic for about a year so I’m glad she’s finally getting her time to shine, I’m glad I realized that she didn’t work in my dining room (actually, nothing about my dining room worked back then, but that’s another story) and I’m glad she finally made it to where she belonged. I also wish this had been my room growing up!
GERRI DAGOSTINO says
I THINK IT IS GREAT & LUCKY YOU FOR WAITING TILL YOU HAD THE PERFECT PLACE FOR IT ! I THINK IT MADE THE ROOM WITH A BIT OF COLOR & IT’S CHIC FOR A GIRLS ROOM & VERY INSTYLE WIH THE NEW COLOR ! I HAVE ONE TO REWIRE BUT DID IT IN IT IN A LIGHT GREY WITH CHALK PAINT WITH SOME PAINT RUBBED OFF & RETHINKING THE COLOR NOW THAT I HAVE SEEN THIS ONE ! I CAN HEAR MY HUSBAND SAYING MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY ! LOL THANKS AGAIN !
This one was originally painted white! Sometimes subtle is good, sometimes bold is better! 😉 It’s our prerogative, right? LOL
Karen N says
I just found your website and I think it’s wonderful. I have a question about your chandelier and how you painted it. I have to spray paint mine but how do you make sure all the nooks and crannies get painted without dribbling and what happens if the chain moves and exposes unpainted metal? What’s the best way to spray paint a chandelier?
Thank you! I like to hang mine outside somewhere so I can get it from all angles. Then, once it is completely dry I lay the chandelier on its side on a drop cloth outside and spray the chain, turn it over and spray the chain again. I don’t spray the chain while it’s hanging up because it keeps you from being able to get into all the nooks and crannies. Hope that’s helpful!
Mindy Danaher says
Thank you for this super cute idea! My daughter is 9, she loves the one I painted. I was wondering what kind of light bulbs you use. Since mine is vintage it uses the bulbs with a small base. The 40 watt is bright enough however, they put out a lot of heat. Her room gets really warm after her lights have been on awhile. Thank you!
Have you tried finding a halogen bulb with the small base? My guess is they make them and that would cut down on the heat. Good luck!
Hello, you did a beautiful job! Could you kindly share the color of paint you used?
Thank you! Sure, it’s called Chloe by Maison Blanche Paint Company.