I Found a Chandelier in the Barn~

Late last fall, my hubby and I found a barn sale just outside of town.  We became fast friends with the couple that was running the sale.  I had to call my sister to see if she wanted stuff, too!  (and she did) My hubby had to go home and trade out the car for his truck to bring our “haul” home.  Here is one of the goodies I found in the back corner of the barn.  Cobwebs, dead spiders and dirt were thrown in at no extra charge! (which is why we needed the truck!) A pretty good deal for eight bucks.

Before the car wash ~

AT the car wash!

Spraying with a hammered black paint ~ (I chose the hammered texture because it is suppose to be better at covering imperfections on a “rough” piece.)

Dry time!

Now what?  Trying to decide if I should use candles, or flicker lights or votives?  Open for suggestions!  I’ll be hanging this in the master bath ~

Here I am playing with some votives I already have.  But how do you think red would look?

The winner (per random.org) of our gift card is MORGAN TOPP!  Congrats Morgan! And thanks to ALL of you for reading!

Have a great day friends!  Coming SOON. Garage Sale 101! 😉  Be good to each other ♥

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27 Responses to I Found a Chandelier in the Barn~

  1. Christi says:

    I think red would be wonderful; hard to believe it cleaned up so well! It’s beautiful.

    • It was pretty icky looking! lol! I am hoping in my garage sale adventures this spring (or thrift store) to run onto the “perfect” votives for this! I think red could make it pop, too ~ Hope you are doing well, Christi!

  2. scrapgirl1467 says:

    Wow, you are lucky to live somewhere that you have barn sales nearby! That chandelier is gorgeous and was a steal! You did a wonderful job cleaning and painting it. I know lightbulbs are more pratical, but I think candlelight in the bathroom might be more romantic/flattering. I guess it really depends on whether you need it as a true light source as well.

    I am a fairly new subscriber and am enjoying your blog so much!

    Congrats to Morgan on winning the gift card!

    • You should have seen hubby’s face when he came back with his truck and the chandelier was in the pile. I think he was relieved when he found out it would not require “rewiring” and that I was leaning towards candles. I love candles, too!

      Thanks so much for following us now! I love reading your comments! ♥

  3. I am so amazed Paula.. how well it cleaned up and how nice it looks painted… I’ve never heard of that “hammered black” paint…. that’s a great idea for a paint though… I think I’d go with candlelight for sure… nice mood lighting….. as for the red… I’m not much of a red person so I think you should go with what you like, and if you like red… then it’ll be wonderful…It really was a great find… I’m loving it….


    • It’s amazing what you can find on the paint aisle. I had never heard of hammerd paint either. It’s only about six bucks and I have a lot left. We’ll see what I find in my “hunt” to complete it. Cut crystal might be pretty, too….we shall see! Have a good one, Carri! ♥

  4. Jeannette Wynne says:

    Beautifully restored light fixture!! I love the idea of red votives/candles:) Thanks for the inspiration too:)

    • Thanks, Jeannette! As you can see, I love junk and the hopes of what it might turn in to! Hope your weather is great there ~ gloomy and more rain anticipated for here…all weekend long ~ ♥

  5. Kelly says:

    It looks fabulous, Paula! Yay for a good deal too!! Hugs, friend.

  6. Why not clear embellished with the small glass stones found at hobby lobby (or $$ Tree if you can find the right color). I just covered so votives with these stones and it looks awesome. Hint Use E6000 glue, just be sure to let it set a couple minutes before attaching as the heaviness of the stones will make them slip.

  7. Oh yeah, can you not rewire it for actual lights? Candles are nice and romantic and all, but a dead nascence to try to get to to light.

  8. Morgan Topp says:

    Yay! I won! How exciting! 🙂 let me know if you need anything from me. I love seeing all your crafty posts! I’ll have time for more crafts when I finish my masters.
    Have a great Thursday!
    P.S. thanks to scrapgirl1467!! 🙂
    -Morgan Topp

    • I sent you a fb message, Morgan….you can let me know your choice and your snail mail! Congrats, dear! How much longer on the masters? Chi finishes this summer ~ I had no idea how much time was involved until now! Good for you! ♥

  9. Well I’m torn between red globes or old crystal globes. Both would be beautiful. Are you going to hang it low enough to be able to light the candles easily? I can see you lying in the bathtub, with the cushion behind your head, with bubbles all around you, and some soft music playing…….while your husband is cooking dinner for you. Do you have that same vision? LOL

    • What a funny vision, Delores!!! LOL! And a good point. NOW my vision is me standing on the toilet trying to light the candles and NOT fall off! 😉 There is a dividing half wall in the master bath and my plans are to hang it above that wall. When we get our pergola built, I may hang it there! Eight dollars can sure turn into a fortune fast….haha (thanks for making me laugh again, Delores!) ♥

  10. I like the idea of crystal and some perfect colored candles that can be seen. Change the color with your mood and never grow tired of the look.

  11. K Coake says:

    Love the idea of using a car wash to clean the chandelier! I never would have thought of that, but I am certain it was super effective! Thanks for the idea.

  12. rljaffe says:

    Fabulous Paula! Love it. I’m all about some antiques and barn finds.

  13. Really neat find. Love that you made it beautiful

  14. renae says:

    oh my……how did i miss this?!?! luv the way this turned out….and some great ideas from the sisters. garage sale time is here…hope you find another great deal for outside for the pergola, now that would be perfect to try another idea!

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