Oct 22, 2012

Call Me Crazy...A Painted Antler Chandelier

via Decor8

For some reason, I love this kitchen by Don Raney and Jaymes Richardson of Civility Design...which admittedly puts me on the eccentric decorating side o' the fence.  First off, the kelly green subway tiles set with white grout are super cool with the bright white upper cabinets, black lower cabinets, and that huge picture frame window.  And, to address the gorgeous elephant in the room, those bright Hermes orange antler chandeliers are simply fabulous (to me).  Is anyone else with me on this?  

Now, you're wondering where I'M going with this...   How has this quirky cool space inspired me?  You could totally repeat the expensive custom chandelier look in a highly affordable fashion by painting a seemingly cabin-themed chandelier, reinventing it as a sleek, contemporary fixture that merely nods to the great outdoors in a cheeky chic sort of way.

Faux-Antler Chandelier (featured in the Oct/Nov 2012 issue of HGTV Magazine!) - Home Depot ($189); Plasti Dip Matte Black Spray Paint - Lowe's ($6)

Why the Plasti Dip spray paint?  It provides a flexible rubber coating that could be removed in case you want to repaint it in the future.  Also, I think it would give the perfect "thickness" to the chandelier, yielding a nice dipped look - like the custom bright orange chandeliers above.  

A plain matte black spray paint or even glossy black spray paint looks equally as cool.  The glossy black antler chandelier used in the "equation" above was from a wonderfully decorated nursery on a blog called Project Babies.  Visit the site to see their rendition in the nursery {here}.

Oh, my final addition would be some cool modern-looking circular light bulbs, similar to those shown in the kitchen...

(These bulbs from Amazon.com (6 pk/$14) would totally make the chandy look even more custom and modern.)

I'd like to put a painted antler chandelier like this over my kitchen table, to make the space look more hip and contemporary.  Am I brave enough to do it???  The jury is still out...  

So, tell me, is a painted antler chandelier "wack" or "wicked cool"?  Have you ever seen one?


Makaila said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have never seen one! I think a bright pop of color on one is totally unexpected!

Lizzie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it! Now I want to find some antlers and make my own colorful chandelier!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just found my chandelier from a thrift shop to do this. I am choosing a Candy Apple Red with the Mod bulbs :)

This is the same kitchen that inspired me!!!

Kristen @ Inspired Whims said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooooo, I love the candy apple red idea! I'm jealous of your find ;0)

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