Pottery Barn Copycat!

I have been on the hunt to replace these

two light fixtures in my kitchen since we moved in 3 years ago.

When I spotted this chandelier at Pottery Barn I wanted it!!!  But I had a problem…I needed 2 and they were $199 each!  So I decided I would try to replicate the chandy myself.  Here is what I started with.  They were majorly ugly but the price was right at $5 each at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.


Sorry the picture is sideways I tried to fix it but it wouldn’t save.  GRR!

Anyways……I started by removing that star thing and then I went to my trusty old best friend, spray paint.

For the vine type things I just used green floral wire and spray painted it also.

After both were dry I just twisted the floral wire onto the chandy like so.

Then for the buds I attached clear beads to the wire.

Now drum roll please………………

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Here is the finished product!

I work well under pressure.

Really I do.

I am not showing you the before picture!

Because frankly my kitchen was 4 different colors. It was pure embarrassment!

When we moved in the kitchen was a sage green. Well I have fiestaware and I didn’t really think the sage went very well with it. So I painted it a pea/lime green. Decided that was a bit too green and thought I wanted a warmer color. Then came the Texas Longhorn orange. O did I mention in all of this that I never finished the entire kitchen while painting. So seriously all the colors were showing in different spots.

It was really, really, embarrassing.

Then this brings us to last night. I have had a gallon of “pottery glaze” paint for about a month now just waiting to have a kitchen all one color. We have company coming to see our new house for the first time so I knew that I had to get the kitchen one color at least.

Christmas is what…A WEEK AWAY? OMGoodness panic mode!

I started painting last night around 7 p.m. and like a champ I hung in there and got the job done!

Time to sit back and admire it now….well or finish other tasks that have been waiting even longer to be finished. It is a never ending process when you live with and OCD project started like me.

So lets just relax at work today and admire my new kitchen.

Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Makeover

Now I need to fix the part of the little balls that didn’t get caught in the stitching!

Kitchen Makeover

I tell ya there is always something.

I will have some more pictures when I find some art for the kitchen. My theme is really coffee, brown and teal. The pears will go as soon as I have more coffee things.