Pretty, Purple Princess Chandelier

I’ve been dying to get my hands on a chandelier with potential so I could redo it for a pretty, pretty princess. Enter Goldie here. I picked her up at a garage sale over the weekend and immediately started cleaning her up.

Pretty Purple Princess Chandelier

Pretty Purple Princess Chandelier – Before

She wasn’t in horrible shape, she really just needed a warm, soapy water wipe-down. I loved her shape and I loved all of the bling. The crystals (plastic, by the way) all came off and got cleaned, and so did the light cup/fake candle combo. The glass dome got hand washed and set aside while the frame got detailed and painted.Pretty Purple Princess Chandelier 04 before collage.jpg

The fun part, of course, is the painting, so I got busy on this beautiful day, and painted all day, starting with the underside. In the sunlight, it almost looks white, but it’s actually a flat lavender color from Valspar.

Pretty Purple Princess Chandelier 02 during and after collage.jpg

The end result is a little big magical. I can only imagine the fabulous room this beauty will end up in. I’m a little bit jealous already. On to the next one!

Pretty Purple Princess Chandelier 03 after.jpg

$1 Vintage Light Fixtures Need New Life

Vintage Porcelain Sconce Before A Cleaning

Vintage Porcelain Sconce Before A Cleaning

Heavy cast antique sconce with outlet

Heavy cast antique sconce with outlet

There was an amazing yard sale over the weekend in Ellicott City, Maryland. The online ad boasted tons of antiques and motivated sellers. Unfortunately, I didn’t go to that sale FIRST. By the time I got there at 11:00 a.m. there were just a few items left and these two light fixtures were the best things remaining. (I also got a cedar-lined trunk for $3, but that’s a different story.) When I asked the property owner about their origins, he said he and his wife had found them in the basement of the home they were remodeling, so we assumed that they were original to his house. They weren’t much to look at, the porcelain one had at least four coats of paints brushed up on it throughout the years and was pretty dingy. But it cleaned up well!
I’m not sure if I’m going to use them in my home, sell them or repurpose them. My husband’s uncle bends neon, so there might be a fun project there somewhere. Stay tuned. 🙂
Vintage Porcelain Wall Sconce After a Cleaning

Vintage Porcelain Wall Sconce After a Cleaning