Edited Note: Hey ya'll! It is week number two of Thrifty Treasure Thursday! Thank you too all you participated last week. I am hoping to have a few more ladies join in on the fun this week!:) Remember that your treasure does not have to be something you just purchased. It can be something you already owned and refurbished or even something that you saw that was a great deal but you passed on.
Here we all have been under the weather so I have not been out and about in the last week. I also have not felt well enough myself to create or recreate any new treasures so I am reposting a post from September. It is one of my fave thrifty purchases/redos and since I have quite a few more bloggy friends since then I figured it would be okay to repost. If you have already seen it I apologize. I promise to have a new treasure next week!
Okay so who did not know Antonio would be the next Design Star?! It was obvious though Dan does have talent. I loved the nursery he did for Jason Priestly. It was gorgeous. Antonio is different though. They have never had an Antonio on HGTV before and well they already have one design guy who likes to take off his shirt. There was no way there would be two.
Now on to MY big reveal! I am so excited abt this project! I had been talking abt having The Papa transform our can light above the kitchen sink so I could hang a mini chandy there. Of course The Nana, The Papa and The Hubster all thought I was nuts and said no way. Well on our Home Depot Trip yesterday I saw this beauty! She was just what I was looking for....almost. I had to have her and the best thing she was on Clearance. Even better she was the last one, a demo so I got an additional $30 off!
She was the perfect shape and had just the right amount of bling but I was not crazy abt the color. It just did not fit with our stuff. So I braved it. I actually painted an $80 brand new fixture! The Hubster was scared. Here is her before picture.
She hangs graciously over my kitchen sink and you can see her as soon soon as you enter the living room.
I had to buy one of those decorative white cap thingys because the hole for the can light was a tad larger than the cap for the chandy. Instead of leaving it white to match the ceiling I just used the same two spray paints I used for the breakfast room $10 chandy which I already had been working on...that reveal to come later this week.... and a little Rub N Buff in Antique Gold which I already had as well.
The same technique I actually used on the chandy itself. You can see where I used the Rub N Buff on the undersides of the leaves and around the candle bases. A little TINY dab will do ya and if ya already own some Rub N Buff you know this! I wish I could find it in a black and brown as well but so far gold is all my HobLob has.