I REALLY disliked these chandelier shades
but I couldn't find any that I really loved. So I decided to paint them.
NOTE 1 -- According to Martha Stewart it can be done. If Martha says it, it must be true, right?
NOTE 2 -- I was leery of the potential fire hazard that might occur so I did not paint the inside of the shades.
Here's how they turned out:
(In case you're wondering why you can see part of a UPC code, it's because I stuck the shades on water bottles while I painted them.)
(Left one shade a little crooked so that there's a view of the underside.)
I still don't love it (then again, I don't like brass) but it's an improvement.
I wish I'd taken a decent BEFORE shot of this desk, but hopefully you'll get an idea of how dark it was. What you can't see is how banged up the veneer was and how dingy the once brass-colored handles were.
Now it looks like this:
I'm THRILLED with the way this turned out.
It's the original hardware, but I used nickel-colored spray paint on it and it made all the difference.
Tell me Killer Friends:
Is there anything you'd like to give a facelift?
Is there anything you've refinished that you'd like to share?
Or do you think I'm totally nuts for spending hours on this kind of stuff when it would be quicker to just buy new?