The chandelier is finished now and looks great, but it has a crazy story of how it got that way, here goes……Warning, Long story.
My husband didn’t want me to paint it. The conversation went something like this,
Me, I’m going to paint the chandelier in the dining room.
Me, I’m going to paint the chandelier…
Him, Oh NO you’re not! I let you do what ever you want but I don’t want you to paint that!
He lets me, get that, he lets me, I didn’t like that!
You’ll ruin it!
No I won’t, you know that you always like my projects after they’re finished.
Ok, you get the picture. I left it at that for a few weeks before I mentioned it again.
As soon as I find the paint I’m looking for, I’m going to paint the chandelier.
I told you I didn’t want you to paint it!
But I don’t like the look of brass anymore, it’s so outdated! And I just painted the dining room and want a new look.
Shaking his head...You’re going to ruin it…….
At this point, he just let out a big sigh and I knew he was caving in.
Along came the perfect opportunity to git her done..….His daughter and her family went to the shore for 3 weeks and invited us down for a few days. We couldn’t figure out a time we both could go, because of Bible school and previous plans, so I told him to go alone. Yes!
As soon as he left on Thursday afternoon, you know I started right in……the project went along without a hitch,
I couldn’t find the ceiling paint……I always keep track of what paints I’ve used…….apparently not…… hmmmm…… I needed a color match and I can’t just cut out a chunk of the ceiling….yes I can, under the light fixture in the hallway. I thought about the inside of the closet but then remembered that I had painted the dining room, living room and hall ceiling.
It was not fun, not at all, getting that fixture back up after I cut out the paint chip I needed. It wouldn’t cooperate….sweat was dripping ….ugh!
Ok, off to Lowe’s for a color match. They couldn’t do it because their computer wouldn’t pick up a color that light…..what……..and told me to pick a color from a color strip!!!! I could cry about now! That won’t work! Have you ever tried that? It’s almost impossible!
But we tried…..and I remembered that there was a slight pink hue in my paint…..knowing that was helpful, so I settled on a color and got it mixed….. the paint matched their color sample but not my piece chiseled from the ceiling. The paint guy called in the head honcho and somehow they got a good match! I knew that it wouldn’t be perfect but was hoping it would be good enough, because I didn’t want to paint the whole ceiling. Remember I don’t have too much time before husband comes home.
I had primered the ceiling the night before (because, the sky had some glossy areas and I was afraid it would show through) so I was ready to paint.
One coat all done and it didn’t look too bad. Another coat on Saturday morning and it actually looks great.
Anyway, I told you this was a long story……..
He left on Thursday afternoon and arrived home Saturday about noon. Earlier that morning I had to take my Dad on errands and was praying that I’d get home before Bill to clean everything up. I did, I cleaned up little paint splatters and rushed like a mad woman to get the place all cleaned up like nothing had ever changed. Phew…..and guess what…..he never noticed it! NO he didn’t! It’s been almost 6 days now and he hasn’t said a word. I even left the ladder on the patio because it was raining and I didn’t feel like getting soaked running it out to the shed. He asked about the ladder and I lied and said I was using it for something. (using it for something????) And I lied about the paint roller tray in the garage sink that I had soaking.
I’ll let you know.