Monday, October 20, 2014

{ Living Room Chandelier Update }

Hey guys!! I mentioned a few post back that I wasn't sure if I was going to add some color to the chandelier I made over a  few months back...well I did! I ended up chalk painting them a dark brown creme wax /paint color by Americana Decor & Old Ochre! I wanted to give them some color since the off white { French Silk } wasn't really doing anything for the piece! I decided to paint every other one dark & light, just because I felt that all dark lampshades may be to heavy on the room! I like how the chalk-paint took to the shades as well! It kind of gave the shades a  aged/textured look! I knew if I didn't like them It wouldn't be a big loss as Hobby Lobby sells small lampshades for around $4 a piece, so If the chalk-paint was a no go it was an easy fix! Right now, they're okay..I may paint them all dark brown or just buy some new ones for Christmas who knows!  I was amazed at how many people said they have used chalk-paint on some sort of fabric..always good to know!

Side Note : These pictures were taken at two different times of the day! 
 First coat drying..
More on that updated french country / romantic cottage inspired gallery wall in the back soon..;)

I'd love to hear what you think about the painted shades, new colors or purchasing new ones?!