Weekend projects: repurposing stuff to make a new chandelier and painting the Windsor chairs…again.

My arms feel like jelly. I just took what I vow will be the FINAL swag at getting the color on those dang Windsor chairs right. I gave up on spray paint and invested in a power sprayer so I could use custom-mix latex instead of the limited blues offered in the can.The color came out right this time, just like the chairs in the inspiration photo. Remember this?


So, of course that meant re-priming everything.

Finally got the chairs right

I hung tarps in the garage to rig up a makeshift spray booth.

Finally got the chairs right

And of course you can’t see the very pretty pale blue they turned out to be, but you’ll have to trust me…they’re perfect. FINALLY.

Finally got the chairs right


Upcycled chandelier

I saw this article over at Shabbyfufu and was so inspired to try one of my own that I gathered up stuff I already had on hand and gave it my best swing. The inspiration piece is stunning, but I think if I didn’t look at them side-by-side, I’d be perfectly happy with mine. Note that it’s still a work in progress. I have more crystal droplets in my car, which is still at the body shop. I’ll permanently affix all of it once I can get the rest of those in place and painted.


Work in progress

There’s a third project waiting to dry out in the garage. I picked the cutest little foot stool last weekend at an area flea market that I painted white, stripped off the fabric cushion, and am in the midst of recovering. Pics of that later.

By the way, if you’re on Pinterest, why not follow my boards? I’d love to follow yours back. It’s such a great source of inspiration!

That’s it for now. Hope everyone had a great weekend.