Sunday

Chandelier Revamp

You may remember the chandelier I did here.  Well, my sister loved them so much that she decided she wanted one for her own house.  So, for her birthday this year I decided to oblige her.  :)  She was very surprised and excited to have a nice, new light fixture. 

This time I found the light fixture for only $5!



I disassembled it...



spraypainted everything a nice bronze finish...



put it together, replacing the large glace shade with a drum shade...



but it just looked a little plain.  I thought adding some fabric to the shade would give it a little more pizazz.  I was always intimidated to do this for some reason, but it turned out to be super easy.

I traced the outline of the shade onto some fabric and then cut it out.  I found this great fabric at Hancock fabrics on the remnants table for a few dollars a yard! 



I just used a little spray adhesive to attach it....


that's much better now, isn't it?


and the finished product!  They actually use their garage as an entryway most of the time so this new light makes this area feel much more "foyer like". 






Total cost for this project....less than $10!  can't beat that.

linking up to...

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27 comments:

Write Your World said...

Can't wait to try this chandie makeover! And while those chandies are in almost every thrift store here in southern Arizona they run about $30 each. Urgh! Yours look so fabulous...and $10...I'm sighing!

Kathryn said...

I just love these light fixture makeover's you do. They have tons of these come through our local thrift store. I'm going to start buying them and replace our "boob" lights in all my hallways! Love your blog!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Fantastic! Love the fabric you chose!

Design A-Peele said...

beautiful work!! It looks great!

lovepalmy said...

Awesome! you inspired me to buy lamps a few months ago, still havent had the courage to start, I will begin tonight!

Pudel-design said...

Love it, really great job! ;)

Danielle said...

love this! I'm going to have to create a couple of these for my house. Thanks for the tutorial!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

DANG. you are GOOD.

Lori said...

Wow beautiful and love the fabric touch. I did the lamp shade change with my kitchen modern light fixture. Left if stainless but the shade made all the difference once I removed the flying saucer globe.

Vanessa said...

Looks great! What a difference!

Amory said...

I keep my light on all the time just so I can enjoy it. Ladies, it looks even better in person than it does in the pics. I have the most talented sister!! Best birthday present, hands down!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

This is SUCH a great idea!!! I love that you also add a pattern to the lampshade. Well done, crafty blogger. Well done. :)

Lauren said...

That is gorgeous!!! I would love to try something similar.

Mary Ellen said...

Love this idea!! I am sending your link to a friend who is wanting to get a barrel chandy- this looks so do able!!

bee blessed
mary

Amanda said...

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Lynn said...

This is perfect timing. My HORRIBLE brass ceiling fan in my living room just died while in the middle of a home improvement project that has gone horribly over budget. Thanks for sharing your vision and thriftiness. I too have a passion for reusing old items!

Can you tell me where you got the shade & how big it is?

Thanks,
Lynn
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LynnMinneyDesigns

Bee and Rose said...

What an absolutely fabulous idea!!!

Love your blog!

J and Company said...

That is the most ingenious idea I have seen in a long while. Now I am dying to try it!

Patty said...

I dropped over from "Be Different Act Normal" to check out your light project. This is so neat. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Johnson said...

I love this idea! I might try this for our master bedroom. This could be very romantic.

Just found your blog and I will definitly be following!

(I subscribe to all the fancy mags for inspiration too.)

p.s. love the boots in your home pic!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you all so much! Lynn, I'm not sure how big the shade is but I can measure it if you need me to. It's just a medium size drum shade. I actually had it laying around my house but you can get similar ones at Target or Garden Ridge. Hope that helps!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

This is just awesome. I saw your first one and saved the link, just in case. I think I like this one even better!!! I am a fan of bold colors which makes me love the fabric!

You definitely have a new follower!

Jen said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the fabric!!

Mel said...

Wow, that's nice :)

Becky said...

Could you please tell me where you bought your lamp shade? I got all the way to adding the shade and realized that the hole opening of the shade is too small to thread over the threaded tube of the light fixture. sigh!

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