Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tomato Red Chandelier

These chandeliers are all over 'blog land' and I couldn't resist joining in!  I got this beauty at my local ReStore for $8.00!  This is what she looked like 'before':
  I had a coupon for $5.00 off from my local hardware store and that covered the can of spray paint.  After removing all of the wiring, etc. I reattached the candle holders using E6000 glue.  I gave it two coats of paint and finished off with two coats of clear matte spray paint.  After I got most of it covered, I hung it on one of the hooks in my garden which worked great for seeing all of the spots I'd missed!
 I wanted to add some "bling" to it but I had none.  However, I do have an abundance of old skeleton keys so I decided to spray them red and hang them on the hooks.

 Since I don't have any low tree branches to hang it on I decided to hang it in my gazebo.
 My only change to this is going to be using BATTERY operated candles -- granted it was windy when I lit them tonight but I think I don't want to hassle with real candles.  
 Had to add this one -- I LOVE Picassa for photo editing -- so many fun features to play around with!
I have at least two more outdoor lighting projects I want to finish and will be posting those soon!


26 comments:

  1. Hi Lauren - sugar sweet chandelier! That is a fabulous focal point and it looks like you have high ceilings, so what better than something to carry your eye upwards? Great job and awesome value! Thank you so much for vising my blog and leaving such a kind comment - just makes my day :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. O My! I am in love with the chandy!! it would look fantastic in my Kitchen!!
    I love the battery operated and flameless candles especially outside!
    I know have to find one of these and attempt to create my own!!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  3. And to think...I used to have one just like that and got rid of it! The cherry red is the prettiest change that I've seen! It's really gorgeous! And the gazebo will be quite elegant!♥

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Lauren, love the red chandy...what a great idea to use it outside!
    wishing you a wonderful 4th,
    Regina

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's wonderful what a can of spray paint will do!! Love the pop of color!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have a candlier in my bedroom, over my bed. It was (in my other house) above the tub!! I think they are fabulous EVERYWHERE!!! You did a terrific job on this one!
    xxDaniella

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have been seeing these all over blogs too. Absolutely love yours! The before and after shots are great. Fabulous!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You did a great job!!! Wonderful make-over!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Lauren, this is gorgeous. I couldn't resist clicking on your link from At The Picket Fence. Red is my favorite color. What a great job and what a fun idea. Thx for sharing.

    Look forward to visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a fun color for outside! Hope you get to enjoy it a lot this summer. Looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your chandy is a wonderful addition to your gazebo. I love how you transformed it. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home and have a great 4th!
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  12. LOVE the color. I'm going to local Habitat for Humanity store this week to see what chandeliers they have in stock.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Lauren, I love this flaming red chande...looks good. Nice playing with the pics too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi, visiting from Debbiedoos. I love your red chandy! I have a full chandelier on my patio and use the battery operated lights when entertaining. I figure I don't want to burn the house down. I'm your newest follower, stop over for a visit when you get a chance

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi, I'm also from Debbie's partay. And I love the chandy and I'm now your newest follower. I'd love for you to check out my "Paradise" on this partay! Thanks, Helen

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love outdoor chandeliers and yours is so pretty and unique with the tomato red paint!

    xoxo
    Amanda

    ReplyDelete
  17. You inspired me! I have a iron chandelier in the garage I have been wanting to fix up for the front patio - you gave me a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  18. It's fabulous!!! Love the red and I love the keys!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I so want to paint a chandy in a bright color like this, but after 7 of them in the house I think finally hubby would so enough already. I really love yours.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I just found this project through Craft-o-maniac! I love it and I'm your new follower. I want to re-do a chandelier... hopefully soon!

    I'd love if you would join us over at Sew Woodsy and link up your red chandelier!

    ReplyDelete
  21. How fantastic is the red colour. Be still my beating heart! Such a great makeover thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. The red is really fun! I wish I had a bunch of skeleton keys laying around!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a fab little chandelier! love it! I'm stopping by as the guest judge from CSI Project!
    happy crafting,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment!

I'VE BEEN FEATURED!