I just realized that I never posted pictures of my chandelier makeover from last summer.....
Yup...ugly brass chandelier. It hung in my dining room when we first moved in. I hated it.
I noticed other bloggers spray painting everything in sight black, and saw a few lamp re-do's, too. So, I decided before I throw this brass baby away....I just might be able to make it fit my taste a little better. Out came the black spray paint....which I NEVER would have thought about using before! I hung the ugly thing on one of those iron staff plant hangers outside, and went to work. I think I sprayed 3 light coats for good coverage.
Then I added "mellow moss" (my days as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator make me think in their color palette) green lamp shades over all the fake candles......
And now the big reveal....
And another view, looking up:
And finally, a view of the room so far:
Okay....now I have bigger things to tackle....I am sure it is pretty obvious.
That. hideous. wallpaper.
I have plans for tackling that this summer. The dated stripes need to go. Right now the plan is to paint a "mellow moss" color. I also plan on changing out those curtains, and curtain rod.....the whole thing needs updating.
As for the LR, I haven't found the right wall art yet. I am still working on it. So, it looks rather blank in there. I am still deciding what to do about THOSE curtains, too. BUT- the furniture is a huge improvement over this:
Right? That "leather" couch was sitting on our curb when we moved in. Leave it to me to drag it back into the house---I just wanted something in our empty LR until we got new furniture. Maybe I should have just left it out there! :0)
Anyway....still lots to do. But, we are SSSSLLLOOOOOWWWWWLLLLYYYY getting there.