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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Light it Up, Baby!

When I first looked at our house, I knew that it was an amazing deal. I knew that it was a foreclosure and that I need to keep my mind open (and my nose closed) to the potential.
This chandelier is the perfect example of this house. It was dated, and ugly (and if brass could stink... well, you get the picture) and needed a little help.

But I fell madly in love with the whole house, including this ugly brass chandelier as soon as I walked in the front door. By that time, we knew that we were having a little girl and that I wanted to give her a princess room. Since we had been renting up until that point, I didn't get to really decorate a nursery for Colton. I was going all out with the new house.I told everyone who walked in the door my plans for this and they all just nodded and smiled... My enthusiasm was not catching :)

Here is the chandelier in our living room a couple of days after we moved in. We had everything stockpiled in the dining room which should explain the bed... (and don't worry. the walls are NOT poop colored anymore)

So I brought it outside, hung it up, and pulled out that trusty spray paint.

And wound up with this -


It's the perfect finish to a princess room.

And what princess doesn't sob when she doesn't get her way.

And here's my prince so he doesn't feel left out -

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Emily {Frilly Details} said...

That is SO cute!! What a transformation! It is definitely fit for a princess now :)

Linda said...

Wow...what an awesome makeover...looks outstanding! Come by and check out my new party...I think you will like it!


Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

How did you attach the crystals? This is a GORGEOUS transformation!

Lost In Tarnation said...

Hopefully one of these days I'll have her room finished enough that I can show it all off.

Kimmie - The Crystals were actually already attached, I removed them to paint (and clearly need to clean them) and was so lucky that one of my friends had the matching crystals so I could replace the ones that I was missing.

I'm now on a hunt for a similar one that I can paint black and hang in our Master.

Apron Senorita said...

Great redo. We used to have one just like it. You did a great job!!

Yoli :)

Hootin' Anni said...

It looks so pretty now.

And love your princess and prince too.

I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

Victoria said...

It looks beautiful! Your kids are so adorable too:)

xinex said...

What a beautiful chandelier! It was very pretty before but even more so after what you did, so appropriate for your princess' room.....Christine

Scribbler said...

Too cute!! (The kids) The chandelier is cool, too.


Ms. Bake-it said...

What a fantastic transformation! Definitely fit for a princess!

~ Tracy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the makeover!

I hope you will stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

Dayle said...

Quite the transformation. Love the princess crying, too... and the prince. So sweet.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

first, let me tell you I love the name of your blog! as a kid, all I ever heard was "where in tarnation" lol brings back fond memories
Great job on the chandelier. Amazing what some paint can do, even cover up poop walls!

Cottagecheap said...

love it!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a pretty chandlier and perfect for your princess.

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