mercury glass chandelier. from old to new.

If you know me, you know that I love chandeliers. Like, seriously love. In fact, I could have one in every room of my house if my other half would let me. But, a girls got to draw a line somewhere. Oh boo. Not sure what it is, but chandeliers hold a special place in my heart. And, whenever I see a sliver of hope for a chandelier to turn into something gorgeous I am all over it. Meet the {old} chandelier. Awful. Outdated. Not my favorite.

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Isn’t she a beauty? My husband and his brother have a company that purchases properties, remodels them and sells them. But, I like to think of it as more than flipping homes, rather transforming a property into a home. And, that is what I did with this chandelier. A little transformation. Meet the {new} chandelier. Gorgeous. Unique. Now one of my very favorites. mercury chand 1

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I am truly smitten each time I walk into our bathroom. Maybe because I was able to repurpose it for about $20 or maybe because it adds that lil’ bit of glam that every bathroom needs. The mercury glass look was extremely simple and easy for anyone to accomplish. All it took? Time.

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glass chandelier pieces {or, you could use any type of glass or mirror for a project similar to this} Krylon Looking Glass spray spray bottle – set on the finest mist vinegar water paper towels

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The real question now is what to do with those extra bottles of looking glass spray. Well, I have a few mirrors I have yanked off walls that are calling for a little redo. Maybe you have an old 80′s chandelier lying around your house too. Or, maybe an old mirror. Whatever it may be, try a little Looking Glass spray to transform something into a lil’ bit of glam for only a little bit of work. try. enjoy. share. Letter J  XO

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4 Responses to mercury glass chandelier. from old to new.

  1. comcast.net May 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Shut the front door, you are so creative!!!!!!!!!!!

    • lulu & linen May 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

      Thanks, doll! It’s amazing what a little spray paint will do. XO

  2. Misty May 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Who knew that one would have come out looking so great?! I had to admit, I didn’t think that 70s delight had a chance!

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