Dressing Up My Rusty Chandy

  Hi, How are ya?  Before showing my chandelier, I thought I would share with you the pictures that Hubby took this past weekend. We've been getting a cycle of rain and clouds and then sunny hot days. This makes for some spectacular looking sunsets here.  

The sky has been clear blue and clean of smog with fluffy white clouds and a light breeze during the day. And then the sky has been full of color when the sun sets over the ocean. Only God can create something this beautiful! :O)
And now, on to my latest mini make-over. I love this chandelier I found at a yard sale last summer for 20 dollars. The rusty patina matches my ceiling even!
However when I turn it on, the bare bulbs are stark and blinding. (I can't use a dimmer switch, because the cord just plugs into the wall and it's not connected to any switch) Also, I was told to keep the original candle covers by the seller who was an antique dealer. I have given them time to grow on me, but they haven't. So..........
I looked high and low for some cheap chandelier shades all over for months and finally found them at Tuesday Morning.
They didn't have very many to choose from and I had to dig for six matching shades.
They were only $3.99 each, yippee!
I liked the way they looked except the newness of the shade and the not-so-newness of the candle covers were not harmonizing too well.
Hmmmm................
I know, sheet music! Sheet music can fix a lot of things.
All I did was wrap the sheet music around the candle covers and secure with a glue stick, without damaging the original candle covers, easy! I love easy. After I took this picture I went to Home Depot and purchased some frosted bulbs, still bright but now the lighting is so much softer.


Linked to:

Show And Tell Saturdays at Be Different Act Normal
Check Me Out Saturdays at A Vision To Remember
Saturday Spotlight at Craft Envy
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk's Interiors
Crafty Saturdays at Along For The Ride
It's So Very Thrifty Saturday at It's So Very Cheri

The Weekend Wrap UpCheck me out Saturdays
..: Dressing Up My Rusty Chandy

Sunday, October 31

Dressing Up My Rusty Chandy

  Hi, How are ya?  Before showing my chandelier, I thought I would share with you the pictures that Hubby took this past weekend. We've been getting a cycle of rain and clouds and then sunny hot days. This makes for some spectacular looking sunsets here.  

The sky has been clear blue and clean of smog with fluffy white clouds and a light breeze during the day. And then the sky has been full of color when the sun sets over the ocean. Only God can create something this beautiful! :O)
And now, on to my latest mini make-over. I love this chandelier I found at a yard sale last summer for 20 dollars. The rusty patina matches my ceiling even!
However when I turn it on, the bare bulbs are stark and blinding. (I can't use a dimmer switch, because the cord just plugs into the wall and it's not connected to any switch) Also, I was told to keep the original candle covers by the seller who was an antique dealer. I have given them time to grow on me, but they haven't. So..........
I looked high and low for some cheap chandelier shades all over for months and finally found them at Tuesday Morning.
They didn't have very many to choose from and I had to dig for six matching shades.
They were only $3.99 each, yippee!
I liked the way they looked except the newness of the shade and the not-so-newness of the candle covers were not harmonizing too well.
Hmmmm................
I know, sheet music! Sheet music can fix a lot of things.
All I did was wrap the sheet music around the candle covers and secure with a glue stick, without damaging the original candle covers, easy! I love easy. After I took this picture I went to Home Depot and purchased some frosted bulbs, still bright but now the lighting is so much softer.


Linked to:

Show And Tell Saturdays at Be Different Act Normal
Check Me Out Saturdays at A Vision To Remember
Saturday Spotlight at Craft Envy
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk's Interiors
Crafty Saturdays at Along For The Ride
It's So Very Thrifty Saturday at It's So Very Cheri

The Weekend Wrap UpCheck me out Saturdays

35 Comments:

At October 31, 2010 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Custom Comforts said...

I love your chandelier!!! It has so much character and the sheet music was the perfect touch. Maybe you could put a dimmer on your switch so you could turn down the light when you don't need it to be bright. I have one on my chandelier and you can really set the mood with it, but still have tons of light if you need it.
Cindy

 
At October 31, 2010 at 6:21 PM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your chandelier. It looks wonderful with the shades and the sheet music is such a clever and neat idea. You could install a dimmer switch to soften the light. I love them for chandeliers. Hugs, Marty

 
At October 31, 2010 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Linda said...

This turned out wonderfully! I love your re-do!

 
At November 1, 2010 at 2:04 PM , Blogger cindy @ cottage instincts said...

How cute is this? And how much to I love Tuesday Morning? Thanks for linking to Mi4M!

 
At November 1, 2010 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Kim said...

How cute--I thought you might have tea dyed your shades, so I was surprised :).

 
At November 1, 2010 at 7:25 PM , Blogger InMyOwnStyle said...

Love the sheet music - what a clever addition. You truly made the chandy sing.

My best- Diane

 
At November 2, 2010 at 12:01 AM , Blogger Karena said...

Mary I really love this!! The sheet music is perfect. Let me know if you ever decide to let it go!

Come and see my latest find, ...I would love your thoughts!

Karena
Art by Karena

 
At November 2, 2010 at 3:46 AM , Blogger Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

The sheet music makes this look fantastic!! Great idea!

 
At November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM , Blogger Edie Marie's Attic said...

Too too clever! I LOVE it!! Thanks for a great
idea! Merci!!

Hugs, Sherry

 
At November 3, 2010 at 5:21 AM , Blogger Rebecca said...

Great idea-works perfect with your chandelier-just perfect!

 
At November 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh, So Pretty ~ Love It!

 
At November 3, 2010 at 11:53 AM , Blogger DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

What a great idea. Looks like it should have been there to begin with.
Teresa

 
At November 3, 2010 at 1:06 PM , Blogger LizlovesVintage said...

All I can say is Bravo!!! Well done! Are you taking orders? Hee, Hee. Hugs, Liz

 
At November 3, 2010 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Heaven's Walk - said...

What a wonderfully clever idea!!! Those sheets were just what that chandy needed! I can't believe you got it for $20 either. Incredible steal! Love that ceiling, too!!! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

 
At November 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just beautiful!!! I love your chandelier-the shades look darling with the music on your candle pieces!! Beautiful! I wanted to let you know- I just put a dimmer switch on one of my chandeliers that has a plug at the end. They do sell little switches that you can plug your cord into just like an extension cord and dim away!! Just in case you wanted to try that at some point. The dimmer was about $10 at my local hardware store in the lighting section. :)

 
At November 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM , Anonymous Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

When I see the words "sheet music" I'm all over it. Love how you covered the chandelier.
Great job and thanks for sharing.

 
At November 4, 2010 at 9:49 AM , Blogger colleen said...

wonderful idea dont ya just love it when an idea comes together ?

 
At November 4, 2010 at 10:05 AM , Blogger Jill said...

so jealous! I want a chandelier so bad, but it doesn't fit in with the decor in my house. Maybe in my boyfriend's house, but I think ti would have to replace the ceiling fan in the dining room... which would be bad because that fan makes it livable in the summer. lol

 
At November 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Renze said...

Great idea!!! I think I'm off to find some sheet music to cover those ugly yellow covers on my chandelier.

 
At November 4, 2010 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Susanne said...

Beautiful, oh clever bargain hunter! I don't know if it's an illusion but the new shades and covers make the chandelier look rustier, in a good way.
Susanne.

 
At November 5, 2010 at 6:15 AM , Blogger TidyMom said...

STUNNING!! this turned out just beautiful!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 6:56 AM , Blogger ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a great fix! Looks great. I have a huge box of antique sheet music I recently found and I'm thinking of selling it because its more than I will ever use.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

 
At November 5, 2010 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Erin said...

What a great idea!! I love that chandelier....it is just gorgeous! :)

And BTW, your cats are beautiful! Your Festus looks alot like my Bubba! :)

 
At November 5, 2010 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Restoration House said...

Love the chandelier, it's beautiful. I'm gonna have to get some sheet music!
BTW, your Festus looks like my Jack. Is he a ragdoll?

Kim

 
At November 5, 2010 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/sheet-music-craft-projects/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

 
At November 5, 2010 at 11:10 PM , Blogger House Revivals said...

Love the chandelier spruce up! Great idea to use sheet music to wrap the candles!

 
At November 6, 2010 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Sommer said...

Stopping by from Funkyjunk and this is too cute! I love that you did the stems and left the shades =)

 
At November 6, 2010 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

This is amazing!! Loved it before, but really love it now!!

 
At November 6, 2010 at 4:37 PM , Blogger ♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

I love this idea!!!

 
At November 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous chandy! I love the addition of the sheet music.
Hugs, Sherry

 
At November 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM , Blogger mo said...

What a splendid idea! Love it. I also shop at Tuesday Morning. It has treasures if you look hard enough. *hugs*

 
At November 6, 2010 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Teri said...

Gorgeous! What an awesome idea! :) I wish we had Tuesday morning in Canada!! :)

 
At November 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Mom in High Heels said...

What a great makeover! I love it!

 
At November 7, 2010 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love your rusty, old chandelier! The scrolling leaf details are so pretty. The sheet music and shades are lovely finishing touches!

 
At October 13, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love this idea! Love your kitties on your sideboard...so cute!

 

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