Tuesday, July 31, 2018

From Brass To Class Just Like That: Farmhouse Flip


It's been one project at a time over in my new home. There are things I want to add or change or tweak in every room. But if you're anything like me, you understand how things can't just be done at the snap of a finger when you're also caring for 3 kiddos.  

And that's OK. I don't really mind taking things slow. It helps me enjoy the process a bit more and gives me time to edit photos so I can share them with you!
(PS: If you ever want to check out the other projects I've done, whether part of this Farmhouse Flip or not, you can just type DIY into that search bar at the top of the page.)

Alrighty, lets get to this project. 

So. Mercifully, all the walls in my home are of a neutral/gray tone. I love that. It doesn't make me feel like I need to paint each room before I start to nitpick details. That is the color tone in my front dining room as well.

But y'all. This chandelier. 



While I loved the lines of it, I did not love the brass color. Really, nothing makes me cringe quite as much as a brass chandelier clashing with a chalk paint finish on the dining room table. 

Now, since there were no window treatments on the front bay windows of the room, I had picked out these simple black rods and white curtain shears. I didn't want to take away from the daylight or the beauty of simplicity in that part of the room and felt these little touches worked perfectly.

(If you're interested, I found them at IKEA and they were very inexpensive.)

To keep in the theme of simple black touches, I grabbed a can of matte black spray paint and took my chandelier outside. I don't think the brand you use is as important as the finish and if it's formulated to paint metal. If it isn't, it will chip and that's no good.




I'm not going to lie. When I first began painting, I wondered if I was making a HUGE mistake. Like the kind of huge that would mean this project is going to cost me more than the price of a can of spray paint, huge. Thankfully, when I saw it drying I was elated. It was exactly what I hoped it would be.



Now, if I could only get a few more pictures on the wall and a bit more chalk paint to finish painting the chairs. For now, I'm loving the simplicity of matte black details. It's a timeless look and I'm pretty smitten with it. 

PS: Do you like my La Croix on the table as much as I do? LOL This is how you KNOW it's my space. There's either coffee or La Croix sitting around, somewhere. 

I'll be painting another chandelier, soon. This one is over my breakfast table. The style of it is a bit different so I'll be changing another thing about it as well. Maybe I'll have to come back and share about that one, too. 

**What is something you would like to update in your home?**

~Amy 

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