Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oil Rubbed Bronze....and other solutions...

 I hope I'm not boring y'all to tears with my posts about moving lately... but you know, this is my world and I blog about my world.  (And as much as I want it to, it doesn't always rain down lemonade.)  Yesterday I posted about this obnoxious candle chandelier that very well nearly turned me into a cussing woman.  Once assembled, I primed and painted it.  (Before)
 And after... I think it's going to look very sweet above my dining table in our new (old) house.  It's amazing what a little bit of oil rubbed bronze spray paint does, isn't it?
 And at last.... here is the finished product of the inexpensive pendant light from Ikea.  I could not be happier with how this baby turned out!  (To see the original pendant, click here.)
 I can truly imagine doing my dishes in the sink, with this light hanging down over me.  In case you needed a refresher on the kitchen photo where this will hang...
Here it is again.  (I'm going to be painting the hardware and hinges white, so they blend in.  I got many suggestions, some of which I'm still mulling over, but we need something quick and very affordable, so we're going to just take them off and spray paint them, then reinstall them.  They aren't my favorite, but it's our best solution for the present.)
 And these babies are going on my butcher block island today after my painting is completed... can't you just see it in that sweet kitchen? 
 Also... remember how I said that I was going to paint my favorite sunny, creamy, color in that kitchen?  I was originally planning to use my Ivoire paint from Sherwin Williams because it's in my current kitchen and I love it's neutral flow.  Only with white trim and cabinetry, I felt like I needed something slightly richer. 
My sweet man had the best suggestion.  He offered to take my paint can (which only had about an inch of paint gone) in to the store, and have them double up on the tint that colors the paint, keeping the color the same, but intensifying it slightly. 
 You can see the difference here, though this photo isn't the  best, as the paint was drying near the top so it looks uneven.  I think it's going to be a perfect solution! 
Lastly, we awoke to snow today, with more expected this week.  Ordinarily this thrills me and I can't wait to blow off school and go play in it, but I'm ready for spring!  I took this photo while wandering around in a sweatshirt and no coat, this weekend with Becky.   C'mon Spring!!  

16 comments:

  1. I think your new color will look great. I love your new candle chandelier with its new color! Can't wait to see it hung in your new house.

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  2. dude! you are so talented!! Your projects look amazing! love your new cottage kitchen!

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  3. I love reading all about your move! Keep it coming! Your pendant light sprayed with the oil rubbed bronze looks AMAZING!!! I have to remember that DIY!

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  4. I love, love that pendant light. I have one in my dream kitchen (that I have yet to put together). Spray paint does wonders.

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  5. I am drooling just waiting on you to move in to your new DARLING, TO-DIE-FOR, RED house!!!!!! That little cutie of a house made my heart do a skip thinking about what creative and cute things you'll do for the porch and on the inside and hostessing and........oh it's endless! I soooo want that house(I'm a kinda RED girl), but that ain't happening so you have to do all the great stuff to it and show it off!!! What in the world did I do with my life before blogging and "meeting" people like you out there in the world?! ; )

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  6. Moving is so much work, but so so exciting! I LOVE what you did with this chandelier and I love your new kitchen! It's going to be so fun! :)

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  7. your fixtures came out great in that oil rubbed bronze. a much richer, warmer look.

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  8. Uhm - NICE WORK! Everything looks GREAT! Is it weird that I am genuinely excited to see your new kitchen, each step of the way??? Love it!

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  9. i love what a little spray paint can do! just amazing!! i'm so excited to see how everything comes together in your new/old kitchen...

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  10. Love, love, love the ORB! Awesome!

    Can't wait to see the "afters" of your new (old) house. You do such an awesome job.

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  11. I am so happy you guys found the house you wanted and that things are working out for you. I just know it's going to be like Heaven on earth for anyone who walks through the doors!

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  12. You look like my mom! Anyways, great transformation on light fixture. Your new kitchen is...'interesting' but cute, can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  13. Those fixtures look soo incredible now!

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  14. You are seriously my hero. We're probably not going to be in a house for many many more years because I am terrified of home improvement projects so we're looking for something new-ish! Fixing up a home looks so fun when other people blog about it, but I have no Mr. Fixit (or creative) abilities, so I admire people who do.

    And knowing you, it's going to look fabulous dahling ;)

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  15. you did an incredible job with that project! love how it turned out. i think everyone these days is looking forward to spring...i know i've been done with winter a long time ago.

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  16. So creative! Can't wait to see it all pulled together: )

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