Monday, February 11, 2013


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.


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 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