Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Little Bling

I saw the bling across the aisles of Goodwill. Thank goodness my glasses where on that day! I couldn't get there fast enough, lest someone else eyed my find and made it their own.



I was not wrong to be worried. Glances and comments of, "how pretty" and "how much" and "what a great deal", followed me throughout the store. $25.91 may be a huge amount for some thrift store purchases, but not this one.

A little gaudy perhaps in its current state, but you know me and the fact that spray paint seems to fix everything.



Brought it home and looked it over. Days went by and my thoughts were churning. What color to spray paint it? There are many colors that would look fabulous. Cotton Candy Pink, but no, my daughter didn't need a chandy in her room. Black---hmmm. Safe and good choice. Red-well yeah, but it wouldn't work in my house. Limeade Green?? Oh so fabulous, but also wouldn't work. I also was considering another option. It might not get hung in my house. My photography business came to mind. Strange thoughts seemed to come to me, usually in the middle of the night. I asked my hubby if my idea would work. He said yes.

Well with this information and these thoughts in my head I decided on another safe color for now; Dover White--not bright white, but not too creamy.


The color is subject to change. Now to my idea. You see, I had this idea in mind.

and this

A maternity session for my sister-in-law. Her hubby is our youngest brother. We had so much fun. Well, at least Meg and I did. My brother, not so much. ; )

What do you think?

Oh, and the chair was a thrift find too. It is suppose to be my daughter's desk chair, but it goes with us for photos more often than not.

Off to clean, cook supper and do the mommy thing.


Edited to add:
Being Memorial Day weekend, I am having to recycle this post from earlier in the week. Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe day!

Everyone will love visiting Jen for her makeover open house. Lots of good stuff over there.



And make sure to head over to Rhoda's and check out all the great finds this Memorial Day.




Join Leigh over at Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursdays


and Holly over at Homebody for Thrift Store Thursdays.


Great fun. Victoria shared some of her thrifty finds on Monday.


Christina

40 comments:

Amelia said...

Oh Christina...absolutely stunning idea to use it in your pictures. Would look fantastic for a bridal shot too. Your pictures are over the top in being outstanding...I bet your sister-in-law thinks so too.

Cindy said...

So very nice. I love the spray paint choice! How neat, hanging in an outdoor picture like that!

Carrie said...

Oh they are great! The pictures are so beautiful!

Victoria said...

WOW, love the light!

The pics of James & Meg are great. Meg will really cherish those in years to come.

Pernas Para Que Vos Quero said...

great photos! very artistic

Holly said...

Oh. my. goodness. That is fabulous! Beautiful photos too!
Glad Mr Linky worked for you!

linda said...

Incredible is all I can say! Your new chandy looks great in the pictures...I'm sure your SIL loved them all!

I was NEVER a thrifter until I started blogging. It's great ideas like yours that motivates me. There's so many treasures out there to be had!

Carmen said...

What a wonderful idea!

janet said...

what a creative unique idea, absolutely stunning.
hugs
janet

Jenny said...

Beautiful!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I am so jealous!!! I love your chandy. And it is absolutely fabulous as a prop in your photography business. I love the photos your took. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It really means a lot to me.

Jennifer said...

What a great Goodwill find! I love how it turned out. What a great picture for them to remember. I forgot to leave you a comment about the audiobook link you gave a couple of weeks ago. I spent like an hour on the site. We are loving it over here. I am an English Lit major, well I just switched to Fine Arts major but keeping a Lit minor. I just had to make sure I told you that It was an awesome find!

Jennifer

Katie said...

Stunning!!! I love it all. What great pictures too, my goodness.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great idea for the chandy. Looks great in the pictures! I am sure it will add a special touch in your photography sessions. Have a great weekend! Jackie

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful mom photos!

I also wanted to come by and thank you for being my 100th follower!!! I wish I had a gift or something for you because I'm seriously stoked about it. :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hnads down, this is one of my favorites this week that I have seen! I LOVE this! And I didnt realize that you were a photographer! What beautiful work. Clever usgae of a thrifty find. WEll done! (Standing applause). Thanks for participating in thrify thursday!

Olive Rue said...

Hi Christina. You outdid yourself when you found this jewel. You're right spray paint covers a multitude of sins...as does Black and white actions in photoshop.

I LOVE the chandelier in the tree. Great eye my dear. It's elegant, tasteful and very creative. I'm not easily impressed as a photographer, but you have captured an absolutely breathtaking moment in time with the single click of the shutter. One that will be treasured a lifetime.

Way to go GIRL!!!

Angie said...

That chandelier is so gorgeous! And those pictures are just amazing!!! I'm going to click to look at more!

ellie said...

That is such a score...I love it..and if you ever want to sell it...well..find me!! thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. your pictures are so beautiful.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

It's absolutely dreamy!

Amy

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Beautiful pictures, the chandelier just makes it! It's gorgeous, what a find!
~Michelle

Sherrie said...

Christina,
I love how the chandy looks after your makeover, but the way you used it in the photography is so dramatic! I love when photography stops me in my tracks and makes me think! Beautiful!
And Yep, if I had been at that Goodwill I would have snatched it up too!
Thanks for leaving such a nice comment :0)
~Sherrie

Mrs. Petrie said...

That chandelier was out of date and you made it look awesome!! I love the photos with your family. They will treasure those pictures, even your brother. ;)

Susie Q said...

It looks lovely...and so does your SIL/little bro..he'll get over it ;D

Sara said...

what a beautiful transformation! such glam paired with nature for a photo shoot is fabulous. :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I cannot believe the difference in that chandelier. It went from looking old-of-date, to looking completely GLAMOROUS!!! It's stunning! Way to go. : )

Me & My House said...

love what you did with the chandelier...my girlfriend scored one of these at a local swap meet for $5 bucks the other week...I am only praying I am so blessed! it turned out great! BTW, I am Kennesha...new to your blog and the blogging world but oh so addicted to it and junkin', of course! Check out my place when you get time...look forward to seeing more from you! www.menmyhouseblog.blogspot.com

Jen r. said...

OH I love what you did with the chandy! I also adore the pictures! How special! That makes the chandelier priceless! Thanks so much for joining in on the party! jen

~~Carol~~ said...

I bet the other shoppers were hoping you would change your mind and put it back! It's lovely, and who wouldn't want to do a photo session with it?!

PamperingBeki said...

Love love love the chandelier! I want one so bad but hubby thinks they're ugly so he won't let me. haha!

Did you hang it from a tree for the picture? Confused there. :)

The Tattered Cottage said...

What a fantastic find and I love the redo! The pictures are simply breathtakingly beautiful!! You are very talented.
Toni

Cher said...

I love your outdoor studio idea. Very romantic.

The Texas Woman

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

What a stunning makeover! Spray paint is a good thing!
Love it!
Have a happy Memorial day!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I'm totally jealous over that chandy! What a great find & I love the creamy white. I hope you'll bring it inside eventually & put it in a room where it can really shine. Gorgeous!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I would have fought you for that! It's beautiful! I very much like it painted!

Manuela

Laura said...

This was my first visit and I am so glad I found you!

What caught my eye?
bling and spray paint-

You'll see why. Come see me at

whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Laura

designdazzle.blogspot.com said...

Clever, clever! We'll have to post this on my blog. I'm a spray paint gal - have way too many in my garage:) Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm so glad you found us:)

henzy said...

love the chandelier redo. Looks great

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