Thursday, March 29, 2012

When the mood strikes ... paint!

So this morning I was standing at my kitchen counter making a list before heading off to the grocery store.



As I was pondering what I wanted to make for dinner over the next few nights, I happened to look up at the chandelier hanging over my kitchen table. My first thought was, "Gosh I love those little shades!"



Megan and I found them on the sale table (Yay!) at Anthropologie a few months ago. There were exactly six left - a sign for sure that I needed them. I love the bright green and the little bees and butterflies have a fresh botanical feel.


Then my second thought was, "I am so tired of that chandelier!"



It has all the colors that I'm trying to phase out of my life - dark greens, golds and reds. I am so ready for a fresh look!



So the next thing I know I'm looking for green paint, in a bright fresh shade. I didn't have exactly what I wanted, so I just started mixing colors together. I wasn't even dressed for painting, but I was not stopping to change. And if you've seen me paint, you know that is dangerous!



I sat right on the kitchen table and just started painting, no plan, just paint. And believe it or not, I am not wearing any paint and my chandelier looks sooo much cuter!



It's not finished yet. I want to add some more color, maybe a little glaze. I'll need to play with it a little more.



But I already love it!



Sometimes you just have to act when the mood strikes.




Okay, now I'm off to the grocery store. I'm hoping there's no paint in my hair!


I'm linking to...

shabby creek cottage


Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Photobucket


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Tickled Pink at 504 Main

Blue Cricket Design


32 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's amazing what paint can do for a quick update! looks great!

Heather said...

Very nice! Paint can be like magic, can't it? New follower...so happy that I happened across your blog! :)

Twice Nice said...

You are a woman of action...go girl! Love those shades and your "new" chandelier!

NanaDiana said...

WOW! It looks like a whole new chandy! Could you have matched the color any more perfectly? I LOVE it! So....did you ever make it to the grocery store?;>) xo Diana

Sarah said...

This post cracks me up! Totally sounds like something that I would do...but the end result is amazing! Green is my favorite color! Nice work...hope the grocery shopping was as successful!

Ali Richardson said...

Awesome!!! Perfect paint color! Love it!

Emily said...

looks much better now! i love that the whim strikes you and you get it done! i just gather the supplies and let them sit!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love it! As I was reading, I thought for sure it was going to end up white (not that that's a bad thing), but the green was such a pleasant surprise!

Anne said...

What a great transformation.I love the color and the shades.Looks great!
Anne

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I love those shades too and now the chandelier goes with them!

Kathy said...

I love the green, Sharon! The new color is so fresh and looks awesome with those beautiful shades!

Tasha said...

I! LOVE! IT! Of course green is my favorite color. The shades are great too! I love the way you work. Found you on Blissful and Domestic.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love anything green! My kitchen has that color of green in it and I'm so jealous of your chandelier! Nice job!

Janet said...

Your chandelier looks so nice green and I just love the shades! You sound exactly like me...I am always getting sidetracked with little projects around my home!
Blessings,
Janet

Little Miss Maggie said...

Nice make over on the chandelier and your shades are fantastic!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sharon, Love the new color and the shades are adorable. xo, Sherry

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Haha, I love it! For me, the mood usually strikes at about 11pm when I should be going to bed! I think the chandy looks great.

mommyiscoocoo said...

Love it! You go with your craftiness. As I was making out my grocery list today I was thinking, "is that poop I smell? Seriously, has the baby pooped again!!!"

Sayuri said...

I love the shades, they are so cute!
And chandelier looks so good with your new green paint :D
Me too, when the mood strikes, I just go right ahead and paint...and I almost always end upwith paint in my hair!! lol

Transformations By Jacqueline said...

Great change! Love the new look!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I'm always amazed at what a little paint can do- your chandelier looks completely fresh and new. Love it! And those shades are adorable- I want! :)

gail said...

sooo happy the mood struck you! What a difference that paint makes on your chandelier! Love it!
those shades are too cute!
gail

Karissa said...

What a cute chandelier! Love it! What a great idea! Don't you just smile every time you look at it? :) I sure would!

Tardevil said...

Kohl's had some picture frames, etc. that are very similar to the shade pattern this spring. Like the green so much better, even if you do nothing more to it!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh that is so awesome!

Have you considered painting the metal part too? Maybe a chalky off white or ivory?

Those shades are to-die-for - I can't believe what a great chandy you have!

WELL DONE!!

Theresa said...

Cute! Sounds like something I would do too! But it looks great, a total transformation!
love the shades too,
Theresa

Shannon @ DoveNest28 said...

Saw the thumbnail for this post at SNS at Funky Junk, and had to come see what it was about since I have the same Shades! I found them at Anthropologie on sale but over a year ago. I have them on a pineapple shaped cream colored chandelier. I love them! Your color change sets them off so much better.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You mixed up a great color, Sharon! It goes wonderfully with the green of the shades, which are fabulous by the way! Lucky you finding the exact number you needed on clearance.

GirlRural.com said...

I'm in love with this chandelier! Gosh, just beautiful. I've had such good luck with Anthropologie clearance.

Dee in BC said...

That looks SO much better!

Crafting Rebellion said...

Love it!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful transformation, and I love how you do things! Sounds like me...or the me before I couldn't get on a ladder...lol I imagine that chandy was not inexpensive, I have seen them years ago in catalogs, but it was time for a change and just the color and of course the shades made it all brand new, I agree a glaze would be perfect over the paint! :)