I‘m honored to show off this beautiful chandelier for Amy at
Here is her tutorial/before and after photos. It’s stunning! Note the finish she did!
How to make your own Niermann Weeks: kinda
Here are a few finishes I liked from the Niermann Weeks collection, all priced over $5,500:
Here are a few of Brooke’s table lamps from her Giannetti lighting collection, love the finish of these as well:
And this is what I wanted to transform into something lovely: a $25 brass consignment store find. I liked the lines of it, and it was large enough to go in my foyer.
Everything I used was products that I had around my house (Faux Effects plaster), but you could use regular plaster and tint it any color you wanted. I scooped the product up in my hands and smeared it all over the chandelier. My first plaster color was a bronze shade. I let that dry and then I repeated the exact same “technique” with a neutral color plaster (I am using that term loosely as my five year old helped me cover the chandelier in plaster with her hands). Once both layers had dried I sanded it a little by hand to let the darker shade underneath show through.
We did change out the glass because I wanted an “old look”. We replaced the plain glass with “seeded glass” for a vintage feel. I considered not putting any glass in it at all. I think that would have been a nice look also, but ultimately the “seeded glass look” won me over.
Then my cute carpenter risked his own life to hang my creation. He is a good man.Isn’t she lovely.
Can you see the finish and texture?
The seeded glass reflects specks on our walls at night…it’s dreamy.
I love not having to spend $5,500 to get the look I want, and I love Karen for convincing me to try this.
bsp; I love the beautiful finish you did – and now I’m on board. I want one too! You’re the most fantastic talented faux, faux finisher! 🙂
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That lamp turned out great. I love the seeded glass. So pretty and vintage looking. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!
What a fantastic project!! I LOVE this light fixture!!! ANd Thumbs up to your hubby for his bravery!!! I was on one of those 24 foot ladders today too- only I was trying to pick pears to can!
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Beautiful lamp! Thanks for hosting!
The lamp is great! Thanks so much for hosting!
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Thanks for hosting again. The light is gorgeous! Have a great week.
Thank you for sharong that awesome lamp and for hsoting the party this week!
I saw a fixture (in the before stage) like this one at our local Thrift store for $30.
I didn't buy it because I didn't know what to do with it–now I do!
And if I see another one, I am gonna buy it and make it look like 5,000 bucks!
Thank you for the party, too!
It's always fun!
Beautiful transformation! Adding your site to my Link List of Link Parties! 🙂