Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Light Changes

I've been making some changes to my back patio. I found a chandelier and a tall lamp at the thrift store but I wasn't thrilled with the finishes so, of course, out came the spray paint!If you want to change the look of your chandelier without painting it, consider changing the style of the bulbs. Bulbs come clear, frosted, textured, flame tipped, or round. If you want more ambiance than light, you can choose flicker-flame bulbs or silicone covered ones. You can add or change lampshades. If you look, you can find shades at thrift stores and garage sales. Just be sure you know how many your chandelier needs so you won't come up short.Socket covers are another way to change the look. However, you should measure to be sure the new ones will fit (unlike what I did), or you can spray paint the existing covers (what I resorted to doing).To see more chandelier make overs, check out this post and this one.
Tomorrow I'll show you the finished lamp with it's made-over shade.

16 comments:

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Darling!!!

Lou Cinda said...

This looks fabulous!! Love it!!

Lou Cinda :)

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

they look awesome!! mind sharing what kind/color that spray paint is?

Kelli said...

Great make-over!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

That is an adorable light - even better outside!

Twice as Nice said...

Yes, I too would like to know what color spary paint you used. I'd like to give some hardware a bronzed look and I'm not sure how to go about getting it. Thanks

Joy said...

HEY EVERYONE!
I USED RUST-OLEUM'S HAMMERED FINISH IN BROWN

the undomesticated wife said...

Lovely makeover!

The Burners said...

What a great find! I'll have to try that color on frame I found. I love the richness of it. Thanks for the great idea!

Gwen said...

so chic! now I have to find a chandelier.

Chanelle said...

I just bought a chandelier at the thrift store to do this very same thing! I love the socket plate cover, I didn't think of that! Thanks for this great idea. And your chandelier is just perfect.

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I just got a chandelier at a yard sale and am still trying to figure out what to do with it. :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

fabulous!!!! Link up today, if you want!

Amber said...

That looks beautiful!

its so very cheri said...

Love Chandeliers in unexpected places-like front porches or back decks.
Cheri
come by for my GIVE AWAY
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Shiloah Baker said...

Amazing!

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