Thursday, March 28, 2013

MAKING A NEAT TABLE EVEN BETTER WITH PAINT & TWIG CHANDELIER TUTORIAL

Saundra designed her beautiful/wonderful new outdoor living area with outdoor kitchen...it is really nice!!  She's a designer and found this table when she was at market, loved the shape and texture for her new outdoor living space.  The color wasn't what they were hoping for, but she knew who could fix that for her!!  Soooo, she called me to help her make it better.


The base had those reddish brush swipes on it, but the top didn't and the top was a little lighter in color.    
Saundra asked me to match the color and paint those swipes on the top.  I mixed red and brown paint and got really close to the color on the base and, then I did brush strokes to match the design on the base.

Next, I used a very dark brown that I mixed and brushed on and wiped off, leaving a lot of the dark in the wrinkles and crevices.


Now, the table looks so good with the rest of the furniture on her patio.  
The last thing was to apply a clear sealer.  It's a bit shiny in this photo, but the sheen will go down as it's curing and will help the table look old and stoney.


I wanted you to see this light fixture/chandelier.  It's a bunch of twigs and is perfect for this outdoor living area.

Twig Chandelier Tutorial

Find a chandelier, old or new, that is a shape you like.  Cut lots of twigs, just the right size and hot glue them onto the chandelier.   Be sure to keep the twigs away from the hot lights.  The lights get very hot and that could be a problem!!  I think you could hang it anywhere.  You could tie ribbons on it or you could hang  a few crystals on it, hot glue birds on it, etc.  
Have fun designing your Twig Chandelier!
(I did not make this chandelier, just wanted to share it with you)

50 comments:

  1. Your work is amazing. To be blessed with a talent such as yours is a wonderful thing. Hope you have a joyous Easter holiday, Jan

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  2. Thank you! And, hoping you have a joyous Easter, too.

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  3. These are just wonderful! I love the twig chandelier too!

    I hope you have a wonderful and very blessed Easter ♥

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  4. Thank you! I LOVE your blog! The photos are just beautiful!! Hoping Easter is a special day for you, too.

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  5. Lynda the table is gorgeous, and the twig chandelier to die for :):).. Thanks for sharing..

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  6. The table and chandelier are so nice, but you should see her whole house!! It's beautiful!

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  7. I love your twig chandler, its beautiful. The table is amazing and you really did a wonderful job. I am a new followers.. Loved your post.
    Happy Spring
    Mary

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    1. Thank you! I didn't make the twig chandelier. It just looks like it's easy to do and wanted to share it. I'm a follower, too.

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  8. What a beautiful job with that table. It is amazing how the top looks the same as the bottom! WOW!

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  9. You have done a beautiful job with the table! It looks amazing! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/
    Hugs
    Maria

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    1. Thank you!! I did link to your party and am a new follower.

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  10. Both the table and the chandy are wonderful. I love them. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  11. HI I came over for linking to Tea Cup Tuesday. But I can't find your post with the tea cup in it? Can you show me the way?
    Thanks so much,
    Terri

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  12. Martha suggested I link to her party because I'm new. No tea cup, but all of those photos of tea cups are very special.

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  13. Nice job on the table Lynda! It looks so much richer now. I like the twig chandelier too, but the link to the tutorial isn't working. Is it just me? Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Thank you! I just gave a short tutorial at the bottom of the post. Maybe that's why you missed it. See you next week!!

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  14. The deeper color and texture of the paint you added looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing the twig chandelier, too. I am sure she will enjoy the table.

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    1. Thank you and, thank goodness, my client is very happy with it, now.

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  15. Lynda, I love the table and your paint treatment! You did a fabulous job on the table. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  16. What a lovely table and treatment! :)

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  17. What a great job you did on this wonderful table. Love it.
    Over from Mrs. Olson...and just linked up to follow. Come by to see me when you can.

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  18. Thank you! I'm a follower, too. Your recipes look yummy!!

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  19. Beautiful! I bet you were a real blessing to your friend. Her chandelier is gorgeous too...fun! Today I'm sharing my recipe for Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte, as well as hosting my Homemaking Linkup. I'd love for you to come join us, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  20. Great work, excellent pictures. I found your link at Share Your Cup Thursday.

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  21. I love it when I read blogs that include tutorials on the fabulous décor!

    Thanks so much for sharing. I will be pinning this for sure.

    Erica

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  22. Beautiful project as usual, Lynda. Love the chandelier too.

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  23. Love the table Lynda. It really is unique and you made it match the brick pillars so well. I have a chandelier hanging from my pergola. It's not large and doesn't actually light up but I might add some twigs. Right now I have glued old plates where the lights would go and hung old silverware down from it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you and your chandelier sounds really pretty/cute. I always enjoy seeing your new projects.

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  24. What a beautiful project!!! I'd love for you to link up a few posts at my weekend link party@The Weekend re-Treat! on The Best Blog Recipes if you haven't already!

    Hope to see you there!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  25. Thank you! and, thank you for the invitation and I did link up and am a new follower. What a sweet family photo!

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  26. Linda, your table makeover is just wonderful! It's perfect for outdoor dining. You did a fabulous job on it. The chandy is really cute too. I don't believe I have ever seen one like it. Her home must be lovely. Thank you so much for sharing this at my HOME and I hope your weekend is going well. I'm a new follower!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you so much! Her home is very, very nice. I'm a follower, too.

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  27. This is fabulous! I love the way a little paint improved the look! Nice job! Happy to be following via GFC and looking forward to more!

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  28. Thank you so much!! I do love working with paint. I'm following, too.

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  29. Such a lovely table! Great job on making it so lovely. Also love the twig chandelier idea! Catherine

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  30. Wow this looks amazing!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  31. You did an excellent job in matching the top to the base - looks amazing! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you! It is a great table for her new patio. It looks like stone.

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