Drab to Diva Chandelier

I hate to admit it, but I’m growing up.

Even though I’m not as old as my husband, I would consider myself a mature adult. My choice of TV shows might scream others wise..And even my wardrobe. Trust me, if I could pull off a huge pink tutu like Baby Boo, I would totally sport it. I just don’t think it would do wonders for my booty.

Mature people also use the word booty…often.

But I think the biggest mature part about me is the fact that my interest have changed. Before, I would have died if my parents made me walk into home decor stores, like pottery barn. Because I swear to cheese, if Billy from my 6th grade class saw me shopping at a LAMO store such as the “barn,” instead of somewhere cool like Forever 21…

Now, I go specifically to the mall knowing that I am going to walk into home decor stores, and I get beyond happy when I see cute furniture and stylish pillows..

And holy watermelon, If there are cute plates…Clear the way! Of coarse I usually have to go by myself, because Hubby starts throwing tantrums.. “Babe, if my friends see me in this store, I will never hear the end of it…” But heck, if I need a new bra from Victoria Secret…

And sometimes I like to pretend that I can decorate.

I like to think that someday I’ll make friends in this city I’ve lived in for the past couple months, and when I do they can come hang out at my pad.

And we can watch mature shows like Bachelor Pad and ABC Family…

Drab to Diva Chandelier 

This seriously was probably the easiest project I have ever done. It’s super simple, and you can design it any way you would like.

To start off, I bought a cheap-o chandelier from a thrift store for $10.

It was kind of bent, and missing a lightbulb, but It worked perfectly!

First I sprayed it lightly with a primer, and then finished it off with white spray paint.

I didn’t fully spray the chandelier, because like the rest of Baby Boo’s room, (dresser and table), I liked the unfinished/vintage look.

If that’s what you call it..maybe you call it crap, I dunno… 🙂

Then I hung little crystals that my mother-in-law had bought from Tai Pan..

You can still see some of the gold, but I promise..that was the look I was going for.. haha

This chandelier is for Baby Boo’s room.

I promise someday I’ll reveal all of Baby Boo’s room, not just in little pieces.

I just have to finish the room first…and do laundry..and make dinner…

And shop at Pottery Barn.

See you tomorrow friends!! 🙂

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  1. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! Restoration projects are the BEST!
    Great job, it looks fabulous!

  2. That is so cool. How do you come up with all of this awesomeness?!

    I am the same way about “growing up.” I can’t believe I even like to cook – in high school I wouldn’t do more than bake cookies or the occasional brownies.

  3. This is going to have to go on my Beach Chic decor Pinterest board!!! Haha! I love it – so creative you are, and who doesn’t love Bachelor Pad? Thank you for this brilliant idea!

  4. Can you come over and do some DIY projects for me…b/c you are just so talented and your projects always turn out soooo beautifully!!

  5. Great job on the chandelier. I see a future in home decor for you, have you ever thought of that route?

  6. I need an adult hobby like decorating or painting. But I would rather watch Teen Mom and The Real World. 🙂 (and The Fresh Beat Band in between)

  7. Hi! I am so glad I found your adorable site through Pink Pistachio. I love your foodie style and love this DIY chandelier! Can’t wait to keep following and thank you for sharing!

    • Margot I am SO glad to have you! I am so glad to have met you! I just checked out your blog, and read your about me story. You are an incredible and beautiful woman! And you are an inspiration to many 🙂

  8. Even with 14 I would have already gone crazy about nice plates or cute pillows. So I already started at that age buying all kinds of stuff for my future kitchen to be prepared for the big day that I’ll be moving out of my parents house even if it had to wait for 7 years in boxes in the attic. So don’t worry, being into all that doesn’t mean you’re getting old. 😉
    Love all your DIY projects btw. I think about painting my kitchen furniture for ages now because I want some change but can’t afford all new stuff but I just don’t have the courage to do it, too afraid to ruin it.

  9. It turned out great! I love the look of the white chandelier with the white frosted bulbs. I’m such a sucker for white on white.

  10. I want to try everything!! Where do i being?! haha

  11. Oops, that comment was meant for the previous post, but I love the chandelier too! 🙂

  12. Omg what a difference! You are super women, I should just call you Martha Stewart 😉 You can do it all 😀

  13. U make create amazing recipes and amazing decorations! U are too awesome! I wish we lived closer!

  14. I have a very similar chandelier and some white spray paint at home – I just might have to try this! I just don’t have anywhere to hang it 🙂 You are always too cute with your chic decor and funny stories.

  15. Oh my! You have no idea how happy I am to have come across this. Thank you thank you thank you! I have one of those hideous brass ones that I am about to replace, but a white version would look stunning in the guest bedroom.

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