Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Chandelier Make Over & Gingers

Well, I finally got the chandelier done today! For
those of you that didn't see the picture of it before,
it was just brass...I waited a few days for the paint
to dry good before I put the "Rub & Buff" on it...I
was going to paint it pewter and put some black
"Rub & Buff " on it, but I guess it doesn't come in
that color....So, I decided to paint it black and put
silver on it...I like how it turned out, I need to find
some new candle sleeves, but for now, the old ones
will have to do....I wanted to take down that light
fixture, that I didn't like, as soon as I could! Anyway,
I put the silver on where I thought it would look
good and made the pip berry rings. I have a couple
longs strands of pip berries that I have been taking
some off of, for here and there, so I put 3 pieces
together to make a ring....I see they could use a little
playing with, but they are ok, for now. It only takes
a little silver on a rag to highlight what you want...
It looks so much better than that cheap brushed
nickel thing that was hanging there before! I would
say that I have about $30 or less, in it! Whoo hoo!

I still haven't posted the goodies I have been finding,
but that will have to wait until another day...

I started collecting gingerbreads, here and there and

I don't have many, but I sure think they are cute....I have

a few hanging on the cabinet door knobs and some others,

but these are my favorites....

Well, this is all for tonight,
come back again, I will post
another bear, or two, for
"Meet a Bear Monday"....
..I have been posting them
late on Monday nights....
So, until next time...
Bear Hugs~Karen


  1. Very nicely done:) I like. Merry Christmas!

  2. Great job!


  3. I just got the same chandelier (already painted black) off of craigslist last week for $25. Now I can't wait to hang it. Yours looks great! Thanks for sharing. I was thinking about dipping my bulbs in scented silicone to give them a softer look. What do you think?

  4. Your chandelier looks awesome! Great job on your makeover! I have a gold one just like that that my SIL gave me that I'm hoping to makeover while I'm on vacation! Have a great day!

  5. Looks great!! You are right... it does look alot like my chandelier that I found for $9.99 at my local TS. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine.

  6. Love the chandelier, you did such a good job on it, I'm still looking for one at GW:)
    Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Karen, your chandelier looks great!!! Love it!

  8. OMW, how great!
    I see those from time to time and had no idea how I would change I do, yippee.
    Those ginger people are so sweet. What nice faces they have.
    Bear Monday? What a wreck the past couple of weeks for me has been...I missed this feature.
    See ya, going to check that entry out.

  9. That turned out wonderful!!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

  10. Karen your chandelier looks great! I see we have so much in common....I to love Gingerbread decorations and do my Kitchen in them for Christmas. I even have a Gingerbread Tree!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}


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