Wednesday, March 30, 2011



I know you are probably getting SICK of me yapping about my vintage and antique Chandelier makeover and change out, but I couldn't resist showing you the final few pictures that were taken this morning!  My Mr. AGPMan got the gorgeous antique beauty you see above hung up for me last night and I just had to BRAG and BOAST about how she looks with her new paint job!

I decided to attach the EIGHTY PLUS crystals  onto the lamp after she was hung...  This Chandy is larger than the one we took down and better fits the size of the room!

I didn't realize until after the pics were snapped that my hubby went back and replaced all the cardboard sleeves into the candle covers...  I always paint out the tops of them to match the lamps I paint so I will have to go back and do that...
Matches Behr's Cottage White Paint's a little tip for you!  Generally I paint out my lamps with primer before giving them several generous coats of my favorite paint found at Home Depot, (Behr's Cottage White).  However, while in Lowe's last week I found this spray paint by VALSPAR (only at Lowe's) and I'm telling it you it's spot-on on with the Cottage White color.  I tried it and it's MORE THAN FAB.  Doesn't run and even works when you are impatient and spray paint outside in LESS THAN perfect weather conditions (it was a tad bit below optimum painting temps!).  You've got to try it...betcha you will love it, too!

And so...there you go!  I plan on painting at least of of the other Chandeliers and using it upstairs in my office.  I promise to show you that one after it's finished!

Hope you having an awesome Wednesday!

Love to you....


Trisha said...

It's beautiful and definitely worth all the work!


Old Time Cindy said...

Absolutely stunning! I think I hear you squealing with delight!


Victorian1885 said...

She looks FAB! I have the same Chandelier in our dining room and now seeing how pretty it looks in Cottage White I plan on replacing it with another light and taking the newly painted one with us to the Condo. Thanks for the great idea!

Mari said...



Olivia said...

Oh my heavens I would be so excited too! Gorgeous! Too funny, I thought I was the only impatient wrong temp spray painter! Giggle!

Theresa said...

BE-A-UTIFUL! Love it dear Rebecca! Can't wait to see the next one all finished and hung up:) Valspar is great paint, that is what I use! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Rebecca, it turned out just stunning!... it is beyond beautiful my friend... xoxo Julie Marie

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Rebecca it is drop-dead gorgeous!!! WOW!! I'd be talking about it alot too :) One day I hope to own my own sweet vintage chandy ~ we do have one in our dining room, but it is all made of glass, but still has several drippy prisms from it. I much prefer the brass style better :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sonya Badgley said...

It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. We don't get tired of it, so don't you fret! :)

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

WOW!!!!!! Beautiful and thanks so much for the paint tip and color :)

Lin said...

I found another chandelier - very similar (but smaller) than the one over my dining room table! Are you telling me that you spray painted the one you have pictured??? Did you use any primer first? Please let me know as I plan on painting it tomorrow! I love your pics and miss you more than you know.
Love, Lin

Kathy said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! Brag on girl! It is enchanting!
Thank you for the tip on the paint!
will look for it!
Hope you're having a great day,

Ana said...

Oh Ms. Rebecca,
It is absolutely breathtaking! Love it! Oh and love the ceiling medallion too. They look stunning together. Lucky ducky!

Thank you for stopping by today...Just want you to know that your sweet comments always brighten my day. Thank you for always being so sweet to me :-) Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,


Very pretty and thanks for the spray paint hint.

Rita said...

I will certainly try that Valspar. Most of the spray paints run. Your chandys are fabulous! Love that sparkle in the crystals!

Carolyn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Like everything else you do!! :D

Carolyn @ Cottage Sunshine

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

She is beautiful!!!

Thanks for the tip on the spray paint. I know it must be good because I know you are not a big fan of spray paint. I have 4 painting projects (wrought iron and metal) that I want to tackle and spray paint really is the only practical way to do this. I will get some and try it...only after I prime them though! See, I have been paying attention. ;)
Hugs, Sue

Dolores said...

Gorgeous...... I can imagine if this beautiful chandelier were mine.... I'd be walking back and forth loving/looking/admiring and drooling over its beauty!
Love it!

Patty C. said...

Squeal away - It's gorgeous ;)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It is sooo gorgeous and I went to read a bout the ceiling medallion that is spectacular!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well...just moments too late to try that paint...but I will keep it in mind for my next project.
I just finished a project too...with SPRAY PAINT...and love it. Something I put off for ages...but nothing so wonderful as your Chandy! IT'S GORGEOUS! I know how you feel. HOW I love to plump the pillows... now I am off to catch up with you...
Have I told you lately that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! Every single morning my Sweetie reads his paper in the light of a lamp you painted... :) I cherish the things I have bought from you over the years...
Love and hugs,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s I am listening to your music "Run For The Rose" and nearly cried. I can still see my daughter singing it at her commencment exercises...I get chills just listening. Now she is the mother of three grown children and a beautiful woman...I love that song!

NanaDiana said...

It is beautiful, Rebecca- but I didn't expect anything less from you! That chandy looks just amazing!!!

And...I am headed to Lowes tomorrow for some other stuff and will pick up some of that paint! xxoo Diana

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


All I can say is WOWZA!!!!


Barbara Jean said...

Just came by to say hi my friend.
Beautiful here, as always.

barbara jean

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this chandelier is amazing!!! WOW!!!

Trish said...

How very nice.Love the site.
Trish (uk )

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L., Rebecca! I know exactly how excited you are. I think I painted your chandy's twin for my "pink & girly" guest room and I was excited about how it turned out. So pretty and romantic. Enjoy! :)

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