Sunday, 4 August 2013

Farmhouse chandelier makeover...

So, here is the makeover post at last!

Let me remind you of my inspiration...



And the car boot sale find light fitting I started out with...



So, how to get a mottled grey finish on this?

I haven't tried this before so it was pure experimentation.










 

Just need to tweak those faux candle tubes... but I think it's very much more Swedish Country Farmhouse fantasy dining chic!

And perhaps ever so slightly, er, rain tarnished galvanised zinc. Hmm...not quite what I set out trying to do...

Unfortunately we can't install this until the floor goes in due to the possibility of  concussion as it dangles quite low. That's fine for over a dining table, not so good for the flooring guys.

Let me just show you our fabulicous boot sale find for this week. No, it's not a crate!

It's a beautiful traditional wool rug for the (husbands) master bedroom. There's no carpet in there as it was removed for health and safety reasons the very minute we set foot in here. My poor husband doesn't like walking on bare floorboards so he had taken two mismatched small rugs and laid them on the floor side by side. I found this behaviour disturbing and deeply upsetting. Obviously. (What is it with men?)

But the little mismatched rugs are history and we have one spanktacular large one in it's place. And it was only £7. Result!

Perfectly clean and no moth holes this time!

My daughter and I are heading up north for a week leaving the husband in charge of the cats. They've turned wild in the warm weather and only come home to be fed...

Fat Freddy

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...and the occasional nap. (Is this a normal sleeping position?)

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Jennifer Rizzo

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  1. I sleep like that all the time x Jane

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  2. Love how your light has turned out xx

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    1. Thanks Nicci, I think anything would have improved upon the black! xx

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  3. Goodness knows what those almost feral cats and that rug-shifting husband of yours gets up to when you're up North!
    That fitting looks so much better! x

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  4. fab pics ♥ Light fitting looks a million times better. Have a good hol xx

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  5. Great paint job on the chandelier and love the puss pic.

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  6. Don't all cats sleep like that on your loveliest cushions and furniture?!

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    1. Freddy pulls his own hair out so we always know where he's been sitting! x

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  7. The light looks FABULOUS!!

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  8. $7 unreal-the rug is a beauty. and i think your light fitting will look grand up in the room. happy hols x

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  9. Nice job on the light fitting. And great bargain hunting on the rug!
    One of my cats (Big Fat Min-ball, as it happens) sleeps just like that. She and Fat Freddy would make a lovely (if large) couple.
    I hope the cats and the Man have strict instructions for behavious while you are away with Constance - which they will doubtless ignore, that's what cats and men do, even after YEARS of training... Or is that just in this house?
    Have a great trip! As you head north, we are heading south this week. xxxxx

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  10. Love what you did with the light fitting and your table legs! (I love the 'zinc' look whether you were going for that or not - I do think its very Scandi-style!) Hope you are feeling better now, I've had a really bad chest, what's going on at all? No one else seems to be ill with this sort of thing. Maybe we're inhaling too many paint fumes?! Take care xx

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    1. Thanks Antonia! It feels very wrong being ill in the summertime with wintry illnesses! Hope you're on the mend! xx

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  11. Wow that rug was a total bargain, it's beautiful.

    Your light turned out AMAZING x

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    1. Thanks Liz. I still can't believe it was £7!

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  12. Wow love the light fitting, looks amazing. Also what a bargain for that rug, well spotted!

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  13. Fantastic makeover and fat Freddy is too cute! 😻

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  14. That is a beautiful transformation - can't wait to see that hanging over your table!
    Hav ea good one!
    XXX

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  15. I must admit that I have just had to google some pictures of 'Swedish country farmhouse' as my only reference of Swedish interiors is ikea!!

    But I think its a fabulous transformation, you are amazing with paint/spray in your hands x

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, perhaps I should google that too as my Swedish country farmhouse is in my head and probably way off!
      The only spray paint I used here was the primer, the rest was emulsion and gesso. x

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  16. I think it turned out great! We are redoing our laundry room right now, and I've spent way too much on high gloss white spray paint! ;)

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    1. Ooh, I look forward to seeing! I love a room makeover!

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  17. It looks lovely! Quite the transformation!

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  18. It's absolutely Perfect!I love the way on how you decorate those frames on the wall, and it goes with the floor too.Cool!

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