Monday, March 15, 2010

My Shabby Pink Chandelier Shades

The $15 c. 1960s yard sale chandelier I’m in the process of restoring didn’t come with crystal prisms, but it did come with shades.   They were yellowed, and I’m impatient and poor at sewing, so I just sprayed them with Candy Pink Rustoleum paint!

It’s not evident in the pictures, but they wound up with a hand-dyed look.

The inspiration for it is this ultra sweet kitchen by Fifi O’Neill.

Photo and styling by Fifi O'Neill

It took maybe 10 minutes, start to finish.    That’s my kind of project!

Until next time, stay shabby! Pin It


Jojo said...

It's lovely! And the pink shades are perfect. Don't you love what a little paint can do!

A Cottage Muse said...

So lovely! The room looks magical with the sun shining in...I would never want to go out!

Norma said...

I like that little bit of colour, and the idea of using the paint is pure creative genius!

Anonymous said...

I love your creation!! I too found an ultra cheap chandelier at Lowe's discount pile several years ago. I painted it & added crystal prisms & some doo-dads & voila' an exquisite chandelier like yours!! Don't ya' just love it????
Have a Wonderful Week!

Lavanta Bahçesi said...

Ooow I like it!

Jennifer said...

Just love he entire look - makes mefeel good, like ice cream or summer! Thanks, Jennifer

Treasia Stepp said...

It's a gorgeous chandelier and love the pink shades.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

That is absolutely gorgeous !! I love love it !

Anonymous said...

Ooooooo, Sandy, your shades are gorgeous! I LOVE hand-dyed ribbons, and you have acheived this same look in such a clever way!
Très beau!!!

Charlene said...

Looks great!!!! I wish I could find a great chandi in a yard sale. I was at an Antique Mall & found one for $1500.00 Not quiet the same! Needless to say... I didn't buy it. Have a great week. Charlene

Bella said...

Sandy, Ten minutes thats my kind of project too! I never would have guessed you could spray paint the shades, They look Beautiful, gotta always love pink! Bella

House and Garden Boutique said...

They look fabulous!!! What a great idea.....I would have not thought to try that at all. Thanks for the tip.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Wow, I think your chandelier should be the inspiration. It looks better than the other one.
What a smart idea to paint them. So glad they came out so nice for you, it looks lovely.
I have thought of painting them before but was
afraid they might smell like paint when you turned them on! So let me know about that, would you,
so I can paint mine!! I had bigger shades and they were more expensive and I needed two so chickened out!! lol
You have a great day,
Blessings, Nellie

Mari said...


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

That's my type of timeline as well. Great job and I've been in love with Fifi's kitchen since the first time I saw it, so darling!

Linda said...

I would never have thought to paint the shades! How creative- and it looks lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Prior said...

Oh, my goodness I love your ceiling! The chandy is great with the pink shades, LOVE it all, Lezlee

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's gorgeous!! What a great find!! I love Fifi's kitchen AND your amazing studio!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love the fact that you spray painted your lamp shades! I would have never thought of it but now I will for sure!!

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a gorgeous chandelier, you do a great job. A pretty one for a beautiful room!!!


alice said...

I have ceiling envy! Love your chandelier too.
smiles, alice

Burlap Luxe said...

Fabulous Job On the SHADES very inspiring...Oh an yes I would love to hike up to your studio and create a bit with you or just take it all in. Why have you not been featured in Romantic Homes Magazines, or summerset Life, you should be and if you have been it's the one and only I missed.

I am taken with the shades and it really is something I would have done for a job and then said nothing about so they don't say WHY did you Paint them :)

Still loving your blog site.


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