Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chippy Chandy

What a great start to a beautiful weekend!
Not a cloud in the sky, and a cool autumn breeze..
perfect for painting!

I took a break from my fireplace mantel today.
Yesterday, I put the 3rd and final coat of paint on
and started to shabby it up.. she's coming along
really nice, and I can't wait for it to be done
to show ya'll!  But, today, my arms were just
plain killing me from yesterdays project.

So, today, I thought I'd tackle something smaller.

I bought this a few days ago:

What a great chandy it is, prisms and all!
(Yes, I had the shop owner hook it up
and plug it in so I knew it worked! LOL)

I took off all the prisms, cleaned it up
and used 3 cans of flat white spray paint.

While I was waiting for it to dry,
I washed and dried all the prisms.

After the paint had dried
I took sandpaper and shabbied..
and shabbied some more..

Brushed off all the dust,
put back all the prisms,
and got this!

Originally I had bought this with
the intent to bring it to my booth
and sell.. but, I just don't think
I can part with it!!

I have to wait until Mr. Ruffles
comes home from a business trip
before it can get hung up..

So, for now, it's hanging on
the back of one of the kitchen chairs... LOL

I promise to take another photo
when it's hung up in our house properly..

From that..     to this!


  1. So Pretty--isn't fun to find something like this?!

  2. Thanks Sandy and Carol, I totally agree! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this "new" chandy, and can't wait for Mr. Ruffles to get home and hang my new beauty!

    Thanks for stopping by :-)

  3. That is really a prize! I stopped by your booth the other day and it is lovely. I met your neighbor vendor across the landing. She is a great gal and her booth is charming. Hope to meet you some day. Jeanne

  4. Love the chandy!!!
    I bought a polished brass one (still in the box) at GW and need to paint it will show it on my blog when finished.
    This weather is wonderful isn't it?
    Have a great week

    Suzann ~xoxo~

  5. Hi Jeanne and Suzann! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jeanne: I just stopped by your blog, and I'm now a follower :-) I didn't realize you were from Wildwood, thanks for making a pitstop in my booth too! Ya, Kathy really has some great talent and her things are really nice. I always walk over and check her booth out :-)
    Next time you're going, let me know. I'll see if I can meet you up there!

    Suzann, thanks darlin'! LOVING this weather! It doesn't get any better!! Thanks for coming over, hope your week is awesome!

  6. So pretty!
    Id love to see it hung up too :)

    Deborah xo


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