|Wall Sconce Before|
Last weekend, after seeing the antique silvered chandelier I picked up for her hung in place, I offered to see if I could remake her other lights to match. It was worth a shot and they were getting replaced anyway, so what harm could I do?
|Chandelier before (minus the HEAVY glass shades)|
Using silver "Rub N' Buff," a tooth brush and a little water I was able to create an antique silver finish to mimic the finish of the other chandelier. New shades are on order to replace these super heavy orange glass shades (Restoration is having a great sale right now) and I think the finished look resembles the antique silver/pewter finish she desired so closely that she just may keep them!
(Tip- one mini tube of Rub N' Buff did ALL three lights with a half a tube to spare! It does spatter using the toothbrush so we used Goof Off to get rid of the silver over spray from brushing)
Here's the chandelier in silver, but still wearing it's glass shades and heavy metal "candles." I replaced the metal candles/arms with traditional candle sleeves cut to size and we ordered new linen shades.
*I am TERRIFIED of heights so you know for me to climb this ladder this light needed some love! Here I am "silvering" the collar and chain. I never looked down, but thought they might have had a better grip on the ladder than this!
It looks much higher in real life, I swear.