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Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Dining room gets a light upgrade


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A few weeks back, I went to my moms to take care of her after knee surgery.

While I was there I got some heavy duty cleaning done for her and found this in my grandmothers closet. It had been there for years, every since they moved into the house and replaced lights with ceiling fans.
bright brass finish on lamp
It is your standard bright brass chandler with glass globes that hand from the sockets.

I was glad when she said take it with you...I knew just where it was going.


When I got home a week later, I could not wait to get started. I painted with Krylon Paint, the kind that sticks to plastic....THAT IS SOME TOUGH PAINT!!!!!
I did not want it all shiny, so I decided to use a satin finish. I applied about 4 coats, I did not want to take the chance that it would come off the brass finish.  
after 4 coats of paint
I let this cure for about 2 weeks, as I was busy and my husband was away on business. I am very independent, but hey everyone needs help from time to time...and my hubby loves it when I ask for help....SMILE!!

He helped me hang it before he left on his next work trip...I was so excited...it looks fantastic in the Dining room and adds a completely different atmosphere...the light that was in there was an original from the house...and it is a 100 yr old house..

This had been a rough weekend for me pain wise and getting this light up...IT MADE IT BETTER....BIG SMILES
Now I just need to get to the store and get 2 more bulbs to make them all the same....WINK, WINK!
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