Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chandy Redux

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Yep, that's it........everybody's chandelier; brass, lots of curlicues, some candle-like bulb holders, just add lots and lots of glass sparkles.  It's is beautiful, I've always wanted one!

My son and daughter-in-law owned this one, I loved it.  They did not.  My son is tall and this hung too low and, where it was located, he keep hitting his head on it....painful!  I didn't care for the fixture I had in my dinning room.....so the deal was struck....we traded!

I am on a quest to simplify....so first thing I did was remove the brass "s" shaped decorative pieces near the top............then I painted it white.......................

chandy 012nice!.....but I wanted something that had more "star power".  Our living room/dinning room walls are a shade of grayed blue-green and the drapes and carpet white....I wanted some POP!

Well............................turquoise, should do it!

table 007 Those who love white would not approve, those who love color will love it......I love color!  If, you preferred the original brass....you've hit "delete".

table 008


For many years, I have had a the floral, pastel "shabby chic" decor.  As I said, I am wanting to simplify but I still have lots of antiques and "shabby" pieces that I want to keep in my life.  So, now, I am striving for something more eclectic.

table 004 table 010

Behind door #1 the shutters/screen, sits our not very esthetic, but extremely necessary, exercise bike!  A some what, desperate attempt at disguise but better than staring at the black hulk of a machine. Works for me!


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Most of my art work displays that "love of color", too, as you can see!

I'm going to try something new...I love the blog; Between Naps on the Porch, so this Monday I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday.  See you there!

I am joining two parties this beautiful Wednesday, Kathleen's Faded Charm Cottage and Woo Hoo Wednesday at Always Nesting.  Check out the talented bloggers on these sites for a ton of inspiration!


Vintage Remixed said...

AWESOME. I love that you went with something bright and fun. It would go great in some of the coastal cottages I visited last week at Tybee. Happy WW.

Anonymous said...

YES!!! It's perfect!! I love it. Woo Hoo! Now that's a chandy that lights up a room. Thanks so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joining the celebration. Awesome color, awesome link.

Lynn said...

Totally different than what you started with-great!

The Charm of Home said...

The chandy looks very nice that shade. It goes so well with the shutters.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Love you choice of color, great trade. Love the shutters too.

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Jeanne said...

Great makeover!

Amanda at 32˙North said...

What a terrific transformation! It's always so satisfying to rescue a piece and give it new life.


Pamela said...

So pretty!

Debra@CommonGround said...

I love white AND I love color, your chandy is absolutely awesome and just makes the room! Great job for thinking outside the box!

Quiltemarerittet said...

Great color! I love turqoise.


Crystal said...

That color looks so good!

Cindy said...

I love your chandy, it looks wonderful in your dining room.

Rita said...

Hi Jan,
I've discovered your blog thru your latest comment over at June's. What a pleasant surprise has it been. I love your blog and the fresh spirit behind it.
I love your chandy (I'm a chandy type of gal!!) and although I loved it white I must admite that turquoise is adding that special charming touch to your room. I'd love my home to be more on the whites/neutral colors but I've got a lot of color all around my apartment.
come over for a visit if you have a chance to.
as for me, I'll now take some time before going to bed to enjoy your older posts.

Miss Gracie's House said...

wow...that really does *pop*...it is perfect for your room!

Toni Youngblood, aka "Sparky" said...

Hi Jan:
Thanks for stopping by WALLMARKS (my humble blog). I always love reading your comments. And now---that chandelier you've rejuvenated into a happy turquoise light source. Great job, Miss Jan! I love chandeliers (have one in every room in my house, except the bathrooms, but they may soon join in the joy) and I think what you've done with your old acquisition is so much FUN! Good for you. I also like the transparent dining chairs you've made companions with your traditional dining table. ~Sparky

Ormolulu said...

Cute chandy . . . how about some *seashells* to go with it?!

Yes, Jan, Pac Gal is close to the railway system--you must visit!

xo D.

Atticmag said...

Wow Jan, that's amazing. Jane F

Katie said...

I just love the color!! great job!

Marigene said...

Fabulous color!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Love your color choice! Looks fantastic!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.