Sunday, February 8, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday brought to you by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to visit her blog to see some great before and after projects from the other participants!

This is a similar version of my before. I have a tendency to jump right into my projects before I snap a picture of the sight for sore eyes. I found my tarnished old brass chandelier at Goodwill. I had my eye on several shell chandeliers but didn't want to spend the hefty price. The first thing I did was get out my can of spray paint and get rid of all that brass. Then on to several hours of hot gluing and 3rd. degree burns. The addition of pretty shades and my project was complete. I love the way it turned out and it looks great in my sun room. The burns however took several weeks to heal. Welders gloves may be in order for next time. But, no pain no gain. Think of the money I saved.

Till next time, Happy Decorating

16 comments:

Susan said...

Never would have thought to hot glue shells on a chandelier! I bet it looks great in your sun room!

Hope your hands are better!

Susan

Shelia said...

I'm so impressed! Who would have thought to do this? You're amazing! Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

~CC Catherine said...

You rock with creativity! I would have never dreamed of hot gluing shells to this! Very beachy and COOL! ~CC Catherine

ellen b said...

Oh my, the patience and perseverance this transformation took is really impressing me. It turned out great and oh so different...

prof en retraite said...

Wow ! Amazing! I would never have thought of using shells. I love it!! I just took my old brass chandelier to Goodwill. Maybe someone will buy it and love it like you did yours. :-) Debbie

mbkatc230 said...

Sorry about the burns, but it really did turn out beautifully! What a creative, unique idea. Thanks for stopping by, and yes Mom already has us on the hook to redo her bath, but we have to do her kitchen first arggg! Kathy

santamaker said...

Oh my, I gotta try me some of that! I just adore it!

Lynda said...

That is so creative, and looks great! I've been wanting to update some of my brass fixtures, and a few coats of paint might just do the trick!

Cass said...

It was worth the battle scars you suffered. Adorable fixture for a sunroom. Great creativity! Cass

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

What a great project and fantastic chandelier! Love it.

Maryrose said...

Well done, I guess sometimes we have to suffer for beauty and it turned out beautiful. Hope the burns feel better. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

Kim Chalfant said...

Very beachy!!! Chandy looks 1000% better. Hope you don't have permanent scars from the hot glue. lol

xinex said...

Very unique and pretty!...Christine

French Cupboard said...

It turned out quite nice. How inventive. I would not have thought to use shells to decorate it. It looks really good in that room and accents the wall color. Steve-French Cupboard

The Norwegian said...

What an inspiration!! I will study your finished chandelier and think about it. Room for much thought - how creative you are.

Cyndee Greene said...

What an incredible transformation! It definitely has got my wheels turning in what I would like to transform. Better get the taxes done fast....So I can start to play. And I love your collage. That is the first thing I want to do.