Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easy Chandelier Update


The sickness bomb went off in our house towards the end of January and it was nearly a month before we were on the mend.  Ugh.  I'm happy to say we are healthy and I'm praying spring is right around the corner because it certainly seems like it.  If it would quit snowing once a week after a 60 degree day I would be happy. ;)  

In an effort to complete an easy project and get some quick satisfaction I decided to tackle our brass chandelier.  When we moved in our home there were a lot of upgrades, which we LOVE.  However, there were a lot of things the previous owners went builder basic on and fixtures was one of them.  Throughout the house we have cheap brass fixtures and door handles mixed with cheap silver faucets.  Awesomeness.  And because there is ALWAYS something more important it will be a long time before these things get changed out.

Here is the lovely traditional (can I say 80's?) chandelier in our formal dining room.  Want to see the evolution of this room click here:

Armed with some Rub n Buff and my step ladder I went to work.  It took 2 coats and 2 days, which I didn't love as I was hoping for a quick project but all in all it was worth it.

Here is the after, which cost around $12 and was fairly easy to create:

Here a side by side Before and After:
I have to say that this wasn't the smartest project to learn about Rub n Buff on.  I really want to love it but it wasn't easy to work with like everyone says....I am ok with the chandelier and it is a whole lot better but it I don't think I will be doing any other light fixtures like I thought I might.

Am I the only one that doesn't love Rub n Buff or am I the only blogger alone in this thought?

Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm the second one that doesn't like it Emily lol - I make a mess ( I've only tried twice but that was enough for me )
    But your chandelier turned out lovely!

    1. Ugh, I think maybe my tube was bad but yeah, not trying again too soon ;) Thanks!!

  2. So glad y'all are on the mend (it's the worst when little ones are so sick & helpless)!

    This is awesome, love the transformation! The new finish + bulbs = best upgrade Can we talk about how awesome your DR table is too?!

    P.S. I have a love/hate thing w/ rub n buff too, I hear ya.

    1. Thank you! Table was a CL find and I love it!

  3. Your chandelier looks amazing!! I love it! I do have to say - I love Rub 'N Buff though! How much rub 'n buff did it take for this?

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    1. Thank you! I think I just need to learn how to use Rub N' Buff better or something. I used about half a tube, I think.


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