A chandelier make over

 lamp project naked candlesticks
This was your average brass chandelier that was so popular several years ago. My #1 daughter has given it a whole new look. Perfect for her home today. She sprayed it white and covered the candlesticks with scrap book paper to really give it some zing.
lamp project paper
What a great idea and you can easily change them out when the mood strikes.
lamp project completed
The terracotta colored paper ties into the kitchen wall. She painted her oak cabinets white and painted the back splash wall terracotta.
She did a wonderful job on the cabinets too! This picture was before the wall was painted and new appliances installed.
The oak fireplace got some new molding and black paint. The marble is shiny and the paint is matte so it makes a nice contrast and looks great accessorized. When she moved in everything was blue, even the carpeting so she has totally changed the look by painting the walls a creamy white.0801091435
She did all this herself and even borrowed an extra tall ladder to take down the old and put up the new light fixture. I’m so proud!
My #2 daughter recently asked how to paint a dresser. You know I was more than happy to give advice. I’ll get you decorating yet!

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  1. Lou Cinda says:

    Chips off the old block! They learned at the foot of the master. Love the chandie and kitchen! You have taught them well…

    Lou Cinda

  2. The Lucy and Dick Show says:

    Those old light fixtures are frogs just waiting to be kissed. They're so expensive to buy new and the old ones can be amazing when refurbished for very little time and money.

  3. Yes, the apples don't fall far from the tree !
    Great job on the projects and the daughters !

  4. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Following right in their mother's foot steps!

  5. It looks great!

  6. Gypsy Purple says:

    Very well done!!!!…it looks lovely!

  7. Diane@A Picture is Worth.... says:

    Hi Debra,
    I think she has inherited your talent!

    I love the scrapbook paper idea…

    Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

  8. Daughter #2 says…this makes me laugh!! Painting a dresser is FAR from re-doing your entire house!!!!

  9. Sandi McBride says:

    thanks for the idea…can't wait to paint my brass!

  10. Great idea to cover the candlesticks!

    I have finally finished my Christmas decorating. Now it's on to shopping and wrapping. How about you?


  11. Alison Gibbs says:

    Debra what a great make over of the chandelier. She has done a wonderful job

  12. Can't wait to see #2's dresser painted!

  13. It looks fantastic! All of it! And aren't you SO proud that your DD's have taken after you with their creativity??? I know I get mine from my mom! I'm so grateful I inherited that gene!! Oh and I inherited my mom's thrift store gene too! :)

  14. Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good says:

    We learn everything for our moms! I call her multiple times daily…even more if I am working on something like this! We love our moms!

  15. I am going to borrow this for some lamps I found at the thrift store. I also found some lamp shades at a yard sale that a lady painted. Going to cover the candle stick part with paper and the shades with fabric and trim. Can't wait for Hobby Lobby to open on Monday!

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