Monday, February 11, 2013

AS CLEAR AS DAY




hello my old blogging friends!!! I thought it would be nice to share a fun and easy project that I did and love the results.

Several years back, my mom who is an amazing decorator turned her spectacular living room  chandelier into an even more spectacular piece by doing the following except she used tea!!!! Her own invention at the time.

I wanted to update my rusty old piece by adding crystals but didn't want them clear... I wanted my  favorite accent shade of a  sea glass green.

love the way it turned out.

RECIPE:

small paint brush

Elmer's glue or mod podge

food coloring..I used some old coloring left over from Easter.

just put some glue in a bowl as much as you need..start out with 1/2 a cup, add a few drops of color to the shade you want. not too much, you can add a few drops of water but you want the mixture to be thick.

I hung the drying colored crystals by the wire on a tall glass to dry


                                                                   GO FROM THIS
                                                                        TO THIS!!!!

                                                                  this was my test piece


                                                         COLOR YOUr WORLD
                                          I used the last color but think pink would be really pretty in a girls room.

                                            I even brushed a little on the rust to give it more of a patina





                                           better view...need to add more crystal ropes.
                                          If you know where to get them please let me know.

                                               
                                            this is where it all started..my moms beautiful chandelier.


 keep this in mind you can also paint big dollar store jars for flowers in fun Spring colors, chandliers in soft romantic shades for your special spot,  a funky bohemian shade for your teens room...have fun hope you enjoyed my post. xoxoxo Laura

8 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love your idea:) Do you know if it would stay on when washing the crystals?
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Healing Woman said...

Oh my goodness..your mother is a wonderful decorator. That room with the fabulous chandelier is amazing. Like what you did with the rust and glitz colors~

Tina Marie Capriotti said...

Ciao Bella!
Greetings from So Cal! I've been meaning to touch base with you ever since seeing your home featured in my favorite magazine! I loved your home and enjoyed your story.

I'm taking the below workshop that is arranged by Dede Warren, who arranged the first workshop you & I met at - I really like her. I know its far for you to come but thought I'd just let you know I'm taking the class.

I have not done much blogging now that I've discovered Pinterest!!! Mercy! These computers can sap on your time huh?!

I may be coming to Mc In tosh, FL to visit in-law's in in October, so I hope to see you & your shop, and who knows maybe grab a glass of wine & do some antiquing together!?!

Hope all is well and hope to hear from you too =)

http://gildingthelilyclasses.blogspot.com/2013/01/olde-soul-dolls.html

Tina Marie Capriotti

PS - your email did not go thru for some reason....

Tina Marie Capriotti said...

Ciao Bella!
Greetings from So Cal! I've been meaning to touch base with you ever since seeing your home featured in my favorite magazine! I loved your home and enjoyed your story.

I'm taking the below workshop that is arranged by Dede Warren, who arranged the first workshop you & I met at - I really like her. I know its far for you to come but thought I'd just let you know I'm taking the class.

I have not done much blogging now that I've discovered Pinterest!!! Mercy! These computers can sap on your time huh?!

I may be coming to Mc In tosh, FL to visit in-law's in in October, so I hope to see you & your shop, and who knows maybe grab a glass of wine & do some antiquing together!?!

Hope all is well and hope to hear from you too =)

http://gildingthelilyclasses.blogspot.com/2013/01/olde-soul-dolls.html

ps - your email did not go thru....

Tina Marie Capriotti said...

Ciao Bella!
Greetings from So Cal! I've been meaning to touch base with you ever since seeing your home featured in my favorite magazine! I loved your home and enjoyed your story.

I'm taking the below workshop that is arranged by Dede Warren, who arranged the first workshop you & I met at - I really like her. I know its far for you to come but thought I'd just let you know I'm taking the class.

I have not done much blogging now that I've discovered Pinterest!!! Mercy! These computers can sap on your time huh?!

I may be coming to Mc In tosh, FL to visit in-law's in in October, so I hope to see you & your shop, and who knows maybe grab a glass of wine & do some antiquing together!?!

Hope all is well and hope to hear from you too =)

http://gildingthelilyclasses.blogspot.com/2013/01/olde-soul-dolls.html

Tina Marie Capriotti

PS - your email did not go thru for some reason....

Anonymous said...

Hi there it's me, I am also visiting this web page on a regular basis, this website is really good and the users are in fact sharing nice thoughts.

My weblog melanosis

Curtains in My Tree said...

I liked the idea of coloring the prisms on the chandelier , so I colored some crystal prisms pink for my table center piece which is a candelabra
I am hosting a table for a luncheon Will post pictures after This Saturday

thanks for idea

Kelly Silva said...

Thanks for showing up such fabulous information. I have bookmarked you and will remain in line with your new posts. I like this post, keep writing and give informative post...!
military shirts