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Friday, July 29, 2011

Pottery Barn Copy Cat Chandelier

The look I was going for:


I modernized my chandelier a few months back but the globes were so yellow and boring, it really irked me.

 I have always loved seeded glass but didn’t even think to try the globes from Home Depot or Lowes, I stupidly assumed they just wouldn’t fit.  Boy was I wrong!
I cleaned the fixture took all the old globes down replaced all the bulbs so they matched and painstakingly screwed the rings back into place and I was in love! For about 30 seconds.
It wasn't exactly what the Pottery Barn fixture was but it was close enough and I was fine with it. Then my incredibly brilliant 8 year old says," mom come down off the ladder and look at it, it doesn't look good, what are those white things showing?" ahhh what a smart boy!! Ok so off with the rings, off with the bulbs and off with the globes. I had some paint that was similar to an ORB look so I painted all the sockets  and viola!!! NOW it looks awesome!!! NOW I am in luuuuurve!! I am sure I would have noticed it as soon as I stepped down (or maybe not lol) But I was thrilled he had such a good eye and caught that before I wrapped it up.

 And just for the record this is MUCH prettier in person :)

9 comments:

  1. Smart kid! And smart you, coming up with such a simple solution for those unsightly sockets!

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  2. Looks great! Stopping by from the YHL link up!

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  3. I'm going to have to try this!!I have the same bulb covers over my kitchen table. What kindof paint did you use? I'm very much a painting novice and it always makes me nervous I'll use the wrong style (water vs. oil-based, etc,)

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  4. The paint I used was just a sample off the shelf in a super dark brown, it almost look like oil rubbed bronze and i had it from a previous project. I wish I could get a better photo though, it is so much prettier, sparklier and brighter in person. Thanks for the compliments!

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  5. And to add Allison, I screw up more projects then succeed, I'm getting better but Keith helps me a lot. Not with this project but with most others.

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  6. Cool idea! I have those frosted glass things. Might need to try it your way- so pretty!
    :) crafty texas girls

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  7. That looks great! We're not fans of the yellow-ish shades either and often end up swapping them out for the clear ones at Lowe's too.

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  8. Great makeover! I'm just getting ready to redo my lighting fixture in a similar fashion.

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  9. That is a great idea! A nice chandelier makes the room, no doubt!

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