Monday, August 27, 2012

Shabby Chic Chandelier

Do you ever have a little DIY project on your mind that you just can't let go of? It happens to me all of the time. I really like the stuff I have but I have a few things that I can't leave alone. My latest DIY project was the chandelier in my dining room. This chandelier was a hand-me-down from my parents and I have always loved it, but I could see room for improvement - haha! My favorite projects are those that don't take much time or money.  I especially love the items that have been in our family over the years. For some reason, I am most creative when my husband is at work! So yesterday, I got out my cream color acrylic paint and my stencil brush (harder bristles) and started dry brushing the darker parts of my chandelier. Dry brushing is so simple, just put some paint in a bowl, dip your brush in and brush a few strokes on a paper towel. You are now ready to dry brush.
In less than 20 minutes, and for no cost at all...my chandelier was transformed into my new, old, shabby chic chandelier. I have more plans for it, but that will be another day. For now, I love love it!
Before

After - love my new, old shabby chic chandelier!


Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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