8.22.2011

The Gardner Chandelier - Before & After

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I have been so excited to share one project we have been working on for our new home. I have been scouring the KSL ads for some new lighting options. This is just one of a few chandeliers we have run across and purchased. This particular one was literally down the street from us and fit in our budget perfectly. Photobucket

We had already started taping it off when we grabbed the camera to snap a before shot. It was a brassy thing but not for long. We taped off the oil rubbed bronze elements to keep it two toned.Photobucket

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I had in my minds eye what I wanted our greeting chandelier to look like and I have to admit this time I was spot on! This is exactly what I had envisioned and frankly was surprised it turned out to be just what I wanted.Photobucket

I think it is beautiful and adds a touch of elegance to our home and a little bit of a "real princess castle" if you ask our little girl. She insists that it be on ALL DAY. I catch her turning it on and dancing around below it. Photobucket

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Thanks to Mike and the kids for helping pull this one together. I think it took as about two hours to hang this thing and it was not easy and it was not fun. It was heavy lifting it over our head and we had to start over a few times due to a few bumps in the road so thanks to everyone for helping us get this beautiful masterpiece suspended in the air!

35 comments:

Jen said...

OH.MY.GOSH!!! I am in love!! This is GORGEOUS! I love that you kept it two toned.

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

So, so stunning! Love the white and brown two tone. Love how it looks in your entryway. Love the image of your little girl dancing under it. :-)

Jenny said...

Wow, this is STUNNING!

Carol said...

Love it!!!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow it is gorgeous!!!! Love how you did it in black and white!!

Terry said...

This chandy is really perfect for your space. Glad you found what you needed and was able to transform it into what you envisioned.

Leanne said...

I LOVE the use of white with the ORB! I have a can of the ORB for my dining room chandelier which the previous owner painted turquoise with bright gold. I am using a lot of white since the room is going to be plum, so I loooove the idea of using this two-toned scheme.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, that is a real beauty Melanie!

AllisonK said...

i have wanted to redo ours for years and now I know who to call!!! I can't wait to save up some money!

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

I love it! It looks so Swedish chic! Way to salvage one of those ugly Williamsburg style brass chandeliers! I'll have to copy you in home staging, as they are prevalent in my neck of the woods!

Love for you to check out my changes in my home office as well as my kitchen that was featured in the September Romantic Homes magazine!

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Roseanna said...

It's perfect!

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- That is just beautiful. I love it! My granddaughters like to turn on my crystal chandelier too...funny, isn't it? I'll bet your little princess loves it! xo Diana

Marilyn said...

The image I have in my mind of your daughter dancing under the chandelier is delightful!♥♫

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

OMG! I love it. It looks beautiful Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)

Megan Brooke said...

This turned out so great! Love the white and brown combo :)

Condo Blues said...

I never would have thought to paint it two toned. The ORB accents are a nice contrast.

oldgreymare said...

Stunning seems to be the word of the day. I agree! I've been meaning to paint one in my house for years. Maybe this is the inspiration I needed?
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Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Incredible ~ I Love the change, it is really a Stunning Jewel....

Chelsea said...

I am on my way over to dance under it with Fafe!!!

Jen Jensen said...

Love it!

kathie said...

That is one gorgeous fixture!! Love the shot of it from down the hallway!

Peggy57 said...

Gorgeous! I've been wanting to refurbish a chandelier & you've inspired me to find one tomorrow and get started. I have a picture in my mine of a little girl dancing. Thanks for sharing.

cityfarmer said...

we should compare chandelier notes ... wink wink

JUST posted the "eye candie chandie"


ya done good honey!

Jamie said...

Hi! This is so cool looking!! :o)

Feel free to show it off on my new Make Yourself Blog Hop! http://www.forloveofcupcakes.com

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks wonderful~ it turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Pamela said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Kelly said...

so beautiful. can you do one for me? hee-hee!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your chandy is gorgeous! It must be doing a happy dance across your ceiling!

I would be delighted if you would link up to Potpourri Friday! Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Judi said...

You did so well with the redo. It looks great and wonderful spot for it. Check out my site. I did a chandalier redo also.
thank you for sharing..
Judi

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful site to see!

Please link this up to Fall In Love Wednesday at DTA.

Francine said...

This turned out great!

Angela Lynn said...

Stunning! I love it :)

At The Picket Fence said...

OH! I just seriously LOVE this! It looks absolutely gorgeous and is helping to give me the kick in the pants I need to paint my brass monstrosity in my 2 story entry. I hope it turns out as beautiful as yours did and we so appreciate you sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Artsy VaVa said...

Much better! Great transformation.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

It's beautiful. I love the two-tone.

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