In any case I'm going to put my worries aside and share a little progress I've made in the dining room. And there's a DIY involved that meets two major requirements. It's quick and easy.
So I have your attention now? Meet my circa 1970 something brass and glass chandelier that was practically free at my Habitat for Humanity store.
I'm sure it's no secret why I was drawn to this fixture. (Hint: It starts with a "p" and rhymes with "lagoda.") Of course I love that! But what I wasn't crazy about was the highly lacquered brass finish. I wanted something warmer and softer, but still gold.
I'm sure you already know where we're going with this.
After removing the glass I quickly and not so carefully applied rub n buff to all brass parts that I could see well enough without my reading glasses on.
I'll give you that the change at this point is subtle. But we're not done yet. I thought it might be fun to update the glass by doing an antique mirror finish on the glass panels. I've seen a number of tutorials on Pinterest and then again on Little Green Notebook.
So I laid the glass panels face side down on a tarp and sprinkled them with a mixture of water and vinegar. I didn't measure how much of each.
Then I sprayed them with this stuff (found on the shelves of my local Wal-Mart)
See how the vinegar/water solution lays on top of the glass? Just grab a paper towel and blot/lightly wipe it off.
As a final step I sprayed on a coat of black to "age" those bare spots.
And then it was just a matter of reassembling the chandelier.
And all put back together and lit up.
Told you it was quick and easy!!
Thanks for checking in on my progress!
And 2 weeks to go!! Yikes! (x 2)
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