Saturday, May 8, 2010

To paint or not to paint????

I have been thinking about this for a long time??? To paint or not to paint?

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What do you think, I love it the wait it is ,but I also think it would look pretty white ,can someone please help me decide because once it's painted it's painted.

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36 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'm thinking....
PAINT IT WHITE!!!
Happy Mom's Day!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

It's pretty as is, but ...

I say go for paint it!

Jenny Fowler said...

Oh I love that chandelier!!

vintage tickled pink said...

paint! happy mothers day!

Cynthia K. said...

It is beautiful!! Just like it is - the old finish - certainly looks antique. If you paint it white, it might as well be some garish new boring one. That's the only reason I think something should be painted white - when it is ugly! Not when it is already full of character and beauty. I think it is classy...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

June said...

I can't wait to see what everybody says because I have two just like it and I cannot decide either. I've had them for over two years and yet they sit.
hugs

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I do think it looks beautiful the way it is, but I'm going to vote paint it! I love the way white looks with crystals!!!
Michelle

A Cottage Muse said...

I usually am on the side of paint it (white) but this one looks wonderful as is! Get another one and paint it white!!

stefanie said...

ooooo, paint it!

Lisa Loria said...

I would leave it as it is...or use a rub of patina.
Or a Verdigris kit. Love it!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

HAHA! Doesn't look like we're going to be much help to you! Like most are saying, it looks great the way it is. HOWEVER, if you're looking for a change, white would look excellent against the crystals, especially if it's painted a vintage white, maybe even rubbed off a bit?

Gail said...

It has a wonderful patina already, if it was a garish bright brassy color, I'd say paint. As it is I wouldn't touch it....wish I had one!!!!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I love it just as it is!
Good luck making a choice...
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Becca said...

It's so pretty already. I'd leave it as is. Happy Mother's Day!

Sue said...

I have to admit, I'm kinda loving it as is. There are so many wonderful etched details, I would be afraid they would get lost in a coat of paint..... What ever you decide I am sure will be lovely.

Sue

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I sat and debated mine also, then took the plunge and went white. I love it now

Lori said...

NO PAINT!!! it really is stunning just the way it is...the coloring is lovely...

Cottage In The Sun said...

It is a fabulous finish - as much as I love to paint - I think I'd leave it as is! Let us know what you decide! :)

Holly Loves Art said...

It's gorgeous as it is but I'd paint it. There is something so pretty about white chandeliers... a fresh crisp coat of paint... the perfect shabby touch.

You have a beautiful blog.

Cheers!

Holly

Alba Linea said...

i said yes! white is allways nice and you can put some colour (like rosa...) too. i would do it. best wishes ;0)

Sandy said...

Dear Andrea -

Since you have a lot of 'dark notes' in your home - the floor, the painting, etc. - I'd leave it dark.

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Petite Michelle Louise said...

i just bit the bullet and painted all 4 of my previously "raw metal" chandeliers and just LOVE them! they are a creamy, dreamy white and the prisms just reflect so beautifully now! PAINT IT! you won't be sorry!

Pretty Things said...

It's going to look good no matter what because it has CRYSTALS!

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Andrea,
I think it is really pretty as it is. I love things painted white, but I think I would leave it as it is.

Shannon
Shabby Shan's Cottage

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
I have had quite a few of those in the shop and I painted everyone of them white with a distressed finish and they look great!
Hope you had a great day yesterday and wishing you a wonderful week.
Blessings
Rebecca

Fun With This and That said...

Paint it ,You can re paint it brown. You will love it.Come visit Laura

Carousel Dreams said...

It is beyond beautiful just as it is x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

An exquisite chandelier - don't spoil it please.
Thank you for sharing.

Something Special said...

Your blog is so wonderfully shabby. I have become a follower. Check out my something special blog and see my Wonderfully shabby post. I was going to paint this nightstand, but got to looking at it and just decided to clean it up and leave it alone. Sometimes doing this is just the ticket!

Kissy said...

everything always looks better painted white!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I usually paint just about everything, but am going through a similar dilema right now.
Sometimes, the contrast of the darker metal looks good with all of the white, doesn't it?

Elyse said...

it is beautiful as-is but i say paint it! white will be perfect. might even be fun to add a little rub 'n buff afterward to the curves. ooh la la!

xo
elyse

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Andrea,
I just found your blog and I absolutely love it! Your style is right up my alley. I love your chandelier, I have one quite similar and mine is white. As much as I love white, leave it the way it is. It's gorgeous with its original patina.
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

lovellaranch said...

NOOOOOO.....don't paint it!!! I love these old chandeliers....and have a few myself...on second thought..it would look beautiful painted white as I am a vintage chippy white girl...LOL...love your blog....k

Birds of a Feather said...

Go for it ~ paint her up!

Tejae Floyde said...

It would look great with some white paint. Did you decide yet??