I have always disliked the light fixtures in our kitchen. But before I buy something new, I thought I would try to change them up a bit. Here is our kitchen chandelier before. Boring, a little crooked...just kinda blah.
I decided to start by adding a little paint. I turned to my favorite metallic paint by DecoArt - Glorious Gold - ah yes, you are glorious my dear.
Watch out, this is going to get super technical. I grabbed a paper towel, dipped it into the paint, blotted it off a bit on the plate and began to "faux" the fixture.
Like I said, super technical. Here is the fixture after I applied the gold:
way a bit too gold, so I grabbed some black paint and blotted again.
Now time for the bling. I added a string to the top portion.
And a few hanging crystals to the bottom.
I then decided to cover the chain. I grabbed some left over fabric and my hot glue gun.
I stood on a chair, and started gluing it together (now, I figure this might not be the best approach, but definitely the easiest and quickest - and I can always just cut it off).
Here it is painted, blinged and wrapped in fabric:
It is looking a bit better, but it still needed a little something. I remembered this piece of trim my Mom and I picked up at Second Use (Salvaged Building Material Store) for $1. It was a little dirty and rusted - just perfect.
I cut it (more or less, bent it until it broke). Then bent the new piece around the top of the fixture. I love that it looked like a little crown.
So, for added a little paint and a few things I had on hand, it is better. I am still not in love, but I will now be able to hold off until I find that perfect fixture.
Be sure to come on over tomorrow and link up to Be Inspired - the monthly link party - be prepared to show us your best project for the month!