September 8, 2011

Shabby Chandelier Makeover


I love when I find  ugly Italian chandeliers


No one else wants them and they are just screaming for a makeover




I really liked this pink one, but went with blue this time.  It proved to be a little more difficult...Note to self, don't use striped fabric!  I did not realize when I started that the dimensions of the top and bottom of the shade where different 


That meant I had to gather it.  I used a glue called Fabri-Tac, from any craft store.   In the end It turned out OK.


Some ruffles and heirloom white spray paint and I was finished


I sell these in my booth at Orange Tree for $65 and they never last long

Don't pass up these ugly lamps!

Happy Creating!

Carol


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39 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Oh this is gorgeous Carol! This is one of my favorite makeovers!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is so funny to me...don't pass up an ugly lamp. Sounds like permission for me to buy some more lamps....my hubs would flip! He tells me no more lamps, no more chairs....I seem to be drawn to them!! Cute how you change the shades!!

Christine said...

Looks great!

Christine
www.krazycraftylady.com

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love it Carol!

Biljana said...

I love both fabric so lovely, it looks so stunning:-)
Hugs, Biljana

stefanie said...

sooooooo adorable!!!

Dina said...

Carol, this is an awesome Idea! And they look so different! It's great to see what you come up with. I really do like the pink one, it looks just the way it is supposed to :)
Love, Dina

Nancy said...

Amazing, Carol! Love how you transformed them.

Hugs,
Nancy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love these! What a great idea you have -- I'm always looking at lamps at thrift stores -- I need a floor lamp now and I refuse to buy one new! Thanks for your ideas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's really hard for me to visualize these changes when I see an ugly lamp! lol But you really make them beautiful! ♥

Tracy said...

Carol, you are a genius! I would have turned and ran from that lamp and you made it so pretty!

Erin said...

It turned out gorgeous Carol!! I'm never lucky enough to run across anything this wonderfully ugly. ;)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I never see lights like that. Your transformation is wonderful and I love the gathers. How do you hang your chandeliers in the booth? I have no way to hang any chandeliers at mine (have some) and am looking for something to use.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You can so "see" outside of the box!!! It's a lovely lamp after you have done your magic to it!
How's things???
Had the garage sale today and will do it again Sat for a couple of hours. Have a wedding to go to on Saturday.
Daughter's b-day on Sunday...
Have a great weekend!
Warmly,
deb

Madison Rose Vintage said...

I can not believe how you have the talent to make something so ugly so pretty!!

SavannahGranny said...

Great transformation. Love the blue. Thanks for the heads up on ugly chandys. Have a great weekend. Ginger

Susan said...

Your lamps are gorgeous!! My favorite is the pink one!

kristiB said...

Carol, as usual you Amaze me! I seriously am not surprised by how beautiful this is!!! You are so talented, just between you and me stop by my blog. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised!!! I know you will want to know how to do this , so just e-mail me and I will give you all the juicy details. You deserve it for being So helpful <3

Bring Pretty Back said...

Carol, This lamp is SOOOOOOOOO pretty now!!!!
Have a pretty day my friend,'
Kristin

Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, you've done it again! Never would have thought those shades could turn out so beautifully. Have a great weekend! Shannon

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Carol, this is one of my favorite makeovers. Too, too cute!!!

Katie said...

So very cute! I love the pink one!!! XoXo

lynn said...

these are so darling!

Nancy said...

Pass one up? Heck I would Love to find one! How are you Carol? I just realized your blog is going to my sidebar GFC feed and not my scrolling feed. For the longest time I just couldn't figure out why. Glad that's over with. I Love your hanging lamp, and the Walnut Ink tutorial!! I hope your Mom got all settled in!! Have a Great Week end!
Huggs, Nancy

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You can re-make ANYTHING!!! Love the new look of the lamps!

Stampin D Amour said...

Hey Carol-

This transformation is FABULOUS!!!!

ps-I sent you a reply message via email, making sure my email is correct. :)

chat soon!

HUGS!

-pamela

Lisa Russell said...

Great idea, Carol! I don't think there is ANYTHING you can't makeover! Fabulous!

Debbie said...

Only you, with your eye, could transform those things. I picture yours hanging over a tub in a bathroom (clawfoot tub in my head) or a beautiful old vanity.

And I'm getting some of that walnut ink in the previous post. I love the way you age your stuff.

HeartVintageDesign said...

Great transformation! Just wondering if you have to rewire them. Kitty

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL ohhh Carol, you could put lipstick on a pig and make it beeeyouteeful !

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A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Thank you for the sweet note Carol...I will send my sons your thanks. They so appreciate thoughtfulness like yours! (as do I)
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I only ate 2! :)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job! I love the transformation from a true ugly duckling to a beauty! You are very talented!

Have a great week.
Pam

Rebecca said...

Fabulous as always girly girl.

YEP! Turn up those hearing aids. I've been screaming NO PINK IN MY GUEST ROOM for weeks! HEAR ME NOW?

good.

xoRebecca :)

Vicki said...

Carol it is gorgeous! I love the blue. Glad you could make that fabric work.

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Very Cute. I would of never thought of something like this. Visiting from MM.

Betsy said...

What a gorgeous makeover! It's no surprise that they don't last long in your booth. I always seem to have that problem with stripes. Just when I think something is perfectly square...stripes prove me wrong.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Carol, this is beautiful. Love your makeovers.

MARY PERNULA said...

Beautiful! Hugs Mary