Tuesday, March 29, 2011

~VINTAGE CHANDELIER MAKEOVER CONTINUES~

 ~ONE CHANDY HUNG~ONE TO GO~

Last week I shared with you how my Mr. AGPMan and I were mixing things up a bit around our La Chaumière de Briarwood!  You may remember we decided to change out some lighting fixtures and so today I'm going to give you a little update on what's new!

I'm not sure how old the Chandy is you see at the top...probably hails from the 1960's given it's style and wiring!  This one looks FABULOUS over our breakfast room table and fits in the space much better than the one we opted to remove!  Sometimes little changes make a huge difference!  This one does not have crystals and isn't as detailed, but given the fact it's hung so close to the one you see below it's better they are different as they don't compete for attention...
~MY FAVORITE COTTAGE WHITE PAINT~

Here is a picture of the other vintage Chandelier I just finished painting out with my favorite Cottage White Paint!  Let me tell you this little sweetie was a real trip to revamp (per my Mr. AGPMAN!).  I've never seen a bigger bunch of tangled wires and for the life of me don't understand how one can even figure out where they all go!  Originally brass, I'm loving how she looks after her repaint job!  Very "Shabby Cottage Chic" and romantic!
~BEFORE SHOT~

I can't wait to get all her crystals attached!  She will be hung in place this evening and I'm excited to her glisten and shine in our living room!  This Chandy was in wonderful condition and hails from the 1940's or so.  She had cloth wiring that was VERY OLD and brittle and the entire thing had to be rewired.  Like I said before...it was a real mess and I totally understand why electricians charge so much to bring vintage lighting up to date!  Took my guy at least 2-3 hours to bring her up to code!
 ~GENTLY DISTRESSED!

I tried to get a close-up shot of the gentle distressing done to the Lamp!  Just a little bit for me...  I love things chippy and worn, but NOT totally beaten up!
~ANOTHER CLOSE-UP~

Now...for all of you who wrote to me or commented on that amazing Ceiling Surround shown again in the first picture just click HERE to read more about how we got this look!  Surrounds are costly and for a less expensive alternative you can find the information about ours there!  If you are new to my blog I think you might find how we re-purposed some wall art very interesting!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you this charming Chandy hung in place!!!!

Blessings to you for a lovely Spring day!  I haven't forgotten about my next giveaway...I'm just running behind...as usual! 

Love to you...

14 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca-That is beautiful. I had not seen the post about the ceiling medallion..probably was before I became a follower. What a great idea! Love it and it really "finishes" the light! Perfection!! xxoo Diana

Tanza said...

Hi my sweet Rebecca girly friend,
Loving how each of these turned out .. Truly stunning .. Something about chandys that I can't get over .. sooo dreamy, and of course the Cottage white is just perfect for them .. All my chandys are white, and they all wear their own bling, LoVe the way they sparkle and shine, and soo romantic and pretty in the evening .. Everything you create amazes me, and always inspires .. Keep makin' pretty ~
Happy day to you
~TeA~ xo

Linda said...

You have the "gift" girl! The gift of making everything beautiful! *smile*

Have a Beautiful Day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

sonya said...

I could have chandeliers in every room! Never get tired of them! Yours is so beautiful painted and lightly shabby. The ceiling surround is gorgeous and a great idea!
I can't wait to see the chandy hanging with the (diamonds)dripping off of it!
Hugs and loves,
Sonya

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

You both make a perfect team for creating your dream 'La Chaumière de Briarwood' (is your cottage really thatched?) in all the details. Great job done and we're anxious for seeing the endresults!

Lots of love,

Mariette

Rebecca said...

To: Mariette...

With all the roof repairs and redos over 18 plus years of living here I'm not 100% sure a THATCHED ROOF wouldn't have been better! :)

Truth be told...I just liked the name! ahahaha

xoRebecca

karen said...

So pretty!!! Can't wait to see it with the jewels on it.

Theresa said...

Oh Rebecca, GORGEOUS! Great job, both of you! Can't wait to see the next one:) Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Mari said...

OHHHH MY SWEETIE THESE ARE JUST GORGEOUS :) YOUR HOME IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

XOXO~MARI

Dolores said...

I love chandeliers..... yours are looking great!!!
Hugs,

Rita said...

The ceiling medallions are absolutely stunning. I would love to walk through your home and just admire all your handywork! Maybe one day when I am in your part of the country, I can do just that! I know that I would have a treat!

Anonymous said...

OH... IF I LIVED IN OK...I WOULD BE GLAD TO HELP YOU HANG THOSE CRYSTALS ON.... WOW IS THAT GOING TO BE PRETTY...YOU AND YOU MAN ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME ONCE YOU GET IT DONE.. LOHOMA

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rebecca,
All of your chandy's are just so beautiful and what a great idea about the medallions. i did go back and read that post!!
This is why I so love blogging!! More decorating ideas than any magazine or book out there!!

Can't wait to see this new one hung and I am sure it will be as spectacular as the rest!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Carolyn said...

Hi Sweet Rebecca!!

LOL! Do you know "sweet" has become part of your name whenever I think of you!! :)

Rebecca, I really am wanting to order some of those beautiful apron cards....when will they be on your site?? I don't want to miss out on them! I have wanted something before and it was gone before I could get back because of my job.

My email is carolynneal@gmail.com

Thank you, sweet lady!!
BTW, I ordered the hobnail lamp and LOVE it!! :) I actually think of you everytime I walk by it! :)

Talk to you later!!
Carolyn @Cottage Sunshine

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