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Antique Brass Chandelier Updated Shabby Chic Style

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I recently remodeled my bedroom and wanted a vintage chandelier but I wanted a blue one to match my new decor. So here's what I did.
I bought this antique brass chandelier with lots of details that I knew would look lacy and delicate when I got through painting (yes painting) it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. First I applied black paint and wiped off the excess. Once dry I applied several layers, with a dry brush, of Louis Blue chalk paint.
Here is a view if the bottom as I continued to add about five layers of paint. Dry brushing it on allows the darker details to stand out. Once it was dry I painted the crown of another chandelier to match, as this one did not come with one, and some pretty frosted globes I got for a $1 a piece. I also painted a ceiling medallion I had bought previously at Lowe's.
So, there you have it. One shabbilicous chandelier and a one of a kind piece. I hope you like it and are inspired to give your bedroom a new look. Have a great day. Peggy

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  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone Gilbertsville, PA
    on Sep 12, 2014

    I love the old weathered copper patina you gave it! Would love to see it lit! Great job!!!

    • Peggy H
      Peggy H Bivins, TX
      on Sep 13, 2014

      Thanks again AJ. I couldn't get a good picture with the lights on with my camera. I just bought it and really hate it. Lol. We seem to like the same things. :-)

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Sep 14, 2014

    It is beautiful - and I love the ceiling rose! You must be absolutely delighted, and with good reason!

    • Peggy H
      Peggy H Bivins, TX
      on Sep 14, 2014

      Thank you Valerie. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

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