Saturday, May 5, 2012

NO Cost Chandelier Makeover

We recently made a major move from Florida to Texas.  We decided to rent a house so that we could check out different areas before we purchase a home.  A rental house certainly has its challenges.  Two of those challenges are the chandeliers in the breakfast room and dining room.  Yes, I believe they are the original 1980's generic box store builder grade variety.  Need I say more, they were ugly in 1980 but needless to say they are here.  We will temporarily replace the dining room light with another that we brought with us.  But I didn't want to buy a new one for the breakfast room at this time.  Let me tell ya, I have been racking my brain trying to think of what I could do with it, besides burying it. LOL  Well, today was the day that I couldn't take it anymore.  A light bulb went off and I got busy rummaging through the house and garage.  To the linen closet I ran to dig through fabric and then a bee line to garage to find some decorations and beads.  The Christmas decoration box in particular, I know they're in here somewhere.  The garage must have been 100 degrees but determined I was in trying to find them.  Alas, there they are, but the one I want is on the bottom, go figure... Anyway, I think I turned an ugly duckling into a graceful swan in no time flat.  The best part is that it didn't cost a single penny.  Gotta love that.

                                              BEFORE
                                               AFTER

To see more creative projects, visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for another installment of Metamorphosis Monday.

Decorate with all your heart,

2 comments:

Kim said...

That is super smart. Mask it! I love how rustic it looks!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh wow! What a great job, I'm loving this!! Awesome job, you are so very talented, I am impressed! Enjoy it and your week too.
FABBY