November 1, 2010

Dining Room Light Makeover ORB Style!

I've been on the lookout for a new light fixture for our dining room pretty much since we moved into our house.  One Saturday a few weeks ago while hubby and I were out shopping, we made a stop at our favorite lighting store.  We usually just go there to 'ooh' and 'aah' over the outrageously priced light fixtures.  The store was having a huge "garage sale" and was advertising how their prices were being drastically reduced.  For this particular store, that usually means instead of a chandelier costing $900, it's reduced down to $500.  Not a deal in my book.

After looking around for a little bit, I spotted it.  The light fixture I've been searching for!!!  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price -- it was originally $250 and was marked down to $40!!!  I think my hubby was a little hesitant since the fixture was YELLOW.  Nothing a little spray paint can't fix! :)


I didn't get the best 'before' picture.  Here it is ready to get a makeover:

I used my trusty Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.



And here's the after:




We installed a dimmer switch to control the light.  I love being able to dim the light in the evenings.



Here's the old light.  The fixture was way too small for the room and never provided enough light.  I listed it on Craigslist and we sold it for $40!!  That's how much we paid for the new light!  Oh how I love Craigslist!



Here's the view when you walk in the house.  Stanley's always ready to greet us when we walk in!


{Anyone else having issues with Blogger?  It keeps changing my font size and it's driving me nuts!}

Linked to:  Anything Related @ All Thingz Related, Before & After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick, Before & After Party @ Savvy Southern Style, Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking, Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

46 comments:

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Wow Emily!! That is a huge transformation!! And It looks like it's a wayyy expensive chandelier. You did a great job!!
Your dining room is so pretty too. I love that color on the walls.

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Don't just love spray paint. Your new chandeleir looks great in your space. Great Job.
Traci

Lori said...

What a great switch. Was the dimmer switch hard? I got a fun package in the mail today! Thanks!

Wendy said...

Woo Hoo!! You did great! You would never know it was yellow, it looks awesome! And you got to love Craig's List!
Wendy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a great makeover. I love it and what a steal! I hope you will link up to my before and after tomorrow night.

Alisa said...

The light looks gorgeous!!

Blogger started giving me fits with the font thing back during the summer and I still can't get it to format at the size I want without correcting the Html on every line of the post. That's why I started using Windows live writer and I ♥ it! So much easier!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Love the transformation, isn't it amazing what a can of spray paint can do.

And yes, serious issues with Blogger text size. Drives me nuts!

Kathy said...

Your light is just beautiful -Isn't it great when things turn out so right ? and then you were able to sell your light for $40 -that is great!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Spray paint never ceases to amaze me! What a transformation!

Melissa said...

We have a similar light hanging in our dining room and I would love to spraypaint it bronze. Thanks for the inspiration. P.S. I LOVE the paint color in your dining room - could you share the brand and color?

Sassy Sites! said...

I am hosting a "Trash to Treasure" party over at Sassy Sites! You should come by and join in! :) xoxo!- Marni
www.sassysites.blogspot.com

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow! I love the transformation! It looks like you bought it that way! Really fantastic!

Greta said...

Beautiful! And what an awesome deal. Makes it even more special.

jen @ {decor junkie} said...

Isn't it AMAZING what a difference a little spray paint cant make?! The new light is AWESOME. So perfect. And how great it that that you sold your old one for the cost of the new one?! I love it! P.s. this is my first time here, I'll definitely be back!

CJMsquared+3 said...

I LOVE it!! It is exactly what I am looking for in our dining room too! You lucky gal! I guess I will just have to search high and low for a good deal too! Great job!

Kristen White said...

It's amazing what a little can of spray paint can do isn't it? Stunning transformation...you realy scored!
Kristen

Dredd said...

I am always impressed with your creativity. What a transformation and the dim switch is just perfect!

Room to Inspire said...

It looks fabulous - gotta love spray paint! I just love the dark walls in your dining room!

Chelsea

All That Glitters said...

what a steal!!! great deal too!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I was so excited to see this makeover because I'm doing the same thing to mine. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and since I'm doing a full dining room makeover...this was a must! Thanks for sharing yours...it looks outstanding. I'm a new follower:)

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Emily, thanks for linking up at my first party!

Crystal said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the new light. It looks as though it has always been that way!! :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a great redo girl...looks like a million now WOW!! Thanks for sharing this...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

alissa said...

Wow Emily - that is one amazing transformation! And it was basically free. I love that you sold the old fixture for $40. Perfect!

Nanniepannie said...

Thanks for coming by. I love the light and your savings too. I'm having a dimmer instulled next week on my chandler, can't wait.

Shay said...

Gorgeous!! What color is that on the walls?? LOVE IT!! :)
shay

ButterYum said...

Great job. I might have been tempted to walk away from the yellow one, but wow, you really made it look fabulous. You'd never know it was yellow to begin with. Fabulous.

:)
ButterYum

bj said...

Well, I am just beside myself on how GREAT you did on this light. I LOVE IT TO PIECES...you did so good..and I love your little white shades, too. I am on my way to see if I can find that ORB spray..I can not, for the life of me, find the dang stuff. I have a black light fixture that, NOW, I am wanting to paint and add white shades...See what you have started!! :)))
xo bj

bj said...

and...since you don't have word verification, I am your newest follower. :)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love your new chandelier. So much better than the other. And practically free. I love the shape of it and it looks great in the room.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Gotta love ORB! And Craigslist!

I'm on Blogger, but I write in Windows LiveWriter. I try to avoid at all costs any editing in Blogger because it changes fonts and who knows what else. I love LiveWriter, though.

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

taradara made it said...

That looks amazing! My husband would react the same way. He's gotten used to not saying a word until the end result.

Sherry said...

That is gorgeous!! ORB is my fav spray paint. I will be buying two cans soon for some makeovers. Love what you did. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I just wanted to let you know I loved your light so much I featured it in a special Crush of the Week post - here's the link: http://www.flamingotoes.com/2010/11/crush-of-the-week-25/
:) Makes me want to spray paint things.

barneyn said...

this is AMAZING!!! wow! neat!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

STUNNING!!!!!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Wow -- I love it! Looks so much better than the other light fixture!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE this!! It looks fabulous!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your new chandelier and it looks fabulous in it's new black paint!! Very elegant!! Score on the price too!! Yes, I have had the same problem with blogger changing my font- but only some sentences... frustrating!!! :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a deal!!! I love it all ORB'ed. Thanks for linking up to the PoPP... I'm putting your chandy in the SPOTLIGHT this week!

Rachelle said...

I love it! Also, really like the picture on the wall. :o) Great find.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this makeover, such a great transformation!
XO

Gail said...

Georgeous transformation! It makes a such statement in your dining room. Definitely a focal point. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my kitchen.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Gail

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love it! I've been painting everything Oil Rubbed Bronze. Love that paint!

Rust-Oleum Scott said...

Great job on the project! It looks amazing! Thank you for using Rust-Oleum for this transformation.

grace crawford said...

WOW what a difference they make! I need some new lightbulbs so this was the perfect post for us moving into our new place :)

Grace Crawford (Website information on OnlyCubes Color Changing Light Cube)