4/06/2010

Paint it Black

I FINALLY painted and hung the tole chandelier in our front guest bedroom! It's been on my massive to-do list for far too long and I'm so happy to cross it off now. What do you think?

The chandelier came from my grandmother's house...it hung in the room that I always stayed in while visiting and I've loved it since I was little.

 Here's a closer shot before I hung it all by myself! My husband will be thrilled that his assistance wasn't required. My incessant need to hang chandeliers all over the house is a sore subject with us ;)

I completely forgot to take a "before" shot...but the white/yellow/green paint job looked something like this before I covered it with glossy black paint. Very cute, but I needed to make it a little edgier to fit with the vibe of the room.


If you're wanting a similar look, check out Ebay, Craigslist, and local antique stores. Try using the search terms "Italian Tole chandelier." Pottery Barn Kids also has these well-priced options:

In other guest bedroom news...spring is finally here and our azaleas are starting to bloom! This room has a great view of the newly colorful landscape :)

13 comments:

  1. It looks great in that room :)

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  2. The black chandelier is great! Good job. Love the orange accent on the pillow, too!

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  3. i like it, and i love those corner windows, too!

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  4. Love the new chandie! Great find, and it looks so nice in that room :)

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  5. Love the new color! It really adds to the room.

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  6. The chandelier looks fantastic and really compliments the room! Thanks for sharing, I love your sense of style.

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  7. How wonderful that this chandelier once was in your grandmother's, and the room is so beautiful and serene. Wonderful job, lucky guests! Janell

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  8. I reallly love that rug. Where's it from?

    Olivia

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  9. I love it! I need a chandelier for my master bedroom.

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  10. Olivia, I got lucky and found the rug at the Wisteria outlet...I'd point you to something similar but I haven't run across anything quite like it!

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  11. I love it! I'm getting ready to do that with 2 brass chandeliers that I have in my dining room and entry way.

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