I simply love re-purposing items and this chandelier is a perfect example of an old outdated lamp shade skeleton put to good use with a little magic from colour dipping with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
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Firstly I have used strips of inexpensive fabric lining and rolled marbles up in them secured by a knot. This knotting technique makes beautiful strings of fabric covered beads to decorate the structure of the chandelier.
With the structure done it was now onto giving it some colour. Colour dipping to the top section was done by diluting Chalk Paint with water using Henrietta mixed with Provence for the bottom part like an ombre effect that has a contemporary feel.
To finish off the chandelier, I did colour dipping on strings of paper clips in Antoinette for the top pink part, Duck Egg Blue for the bottom and created an elongated tail of paper clips at the bottom dipped in Paris Grey, finishing off the piece beautifully.
This is the perfect show stopper for my home and was lots of fun to do.