Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pot Racked

For years I longed for a POT RACK. I had looked online, looked at Crate & Barrel and Williams and Sonoma. If I found something I did like, I didn’t like the price tag. I was on the hunt for a good deal. I can be patient when looking for household items. I have found that if I wait, I will be reward in price or perfectness, usually both! There is a plethora of pot racks out there if you like

or modern
or industrial.

But what about SHABBY, French, eclectic, CHIC? So I waited… and looked… and one beautiful afternoon (no really, the weather as perfect as Houston weather can get) I was piddling around the Tomball topless (well, the Jeep was) and I heard a choir of angels singing (the birds were, anyway). This is what I found… I was rewarded in PERFECTNESS! And what about the price you may ask…. I was REWARDED there to! $25 for this black wrought iron GARDEN gate!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Chandelier Make-Overs
What do you do with those garish brass chandeliers that come in these new homes? Paint them of course! Here are 2 that I painted. Both very different…
I didn't take pictures but Erin at The Perfect Beat did...

After #1:
In the dining room, decked out for Christmas with a simple wreath and glass balls hanging and different levels. Use the stems from the wreath to twist tie it to the bottom of the chandelier.
Sand the brass to put a tooth on the surface. I hung the
chandelier from an A frame ladder so I could get at all angles. I then used Krylon Hammered Black spray paint.


After #2:
Lauren’s Pink Chandelier. This is for my girly girl who is in LOVE with Sweet Pea Pink! I used left over paint (Vaspar satin) from her shelves for this makeover. I got the chandelier from a garage sale in my neighborhood (go figure) for $3. I made a cord cover with scraps from another project. I found the shades in Round Top for 50 cents a piece! SO for less than $6 she has a light fixture fit for a princess!

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