Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dreamy Lime Green

Oh how I love the shade of lime green. For any of you Fiesta collectors out there (like me), it's also known as chartreuse. I have quite a collection of chartreuse-inspired spray paints sitting in my garage, just waiting to be used.

Here is a lime-y chair that I redid for the business about a year ago. I used Rustoleum's American Accent's spray paint in Green Apple, satin finish (Hobby Lobby).

This is the before. Putrid.



And, this is the after. Precious!



I'm always amazed at the transformation that a little paint can offer.

So, I have this thing for chandeliers and I really wanted one in my kitchen. The only thing holding me back was the fact that I'm in the midst of converting my not-so-pretty kitchen into a kitschy retro theme - lots of red, lime green and retro blue.

How could I possibly fit a chandelier into that setting?

My two greatest backups always work - paint and Mod Podge!

So here is the chandelier that I did surgery on (yes, this is a stock photo).
It cost me a whopping $10 at the Habitat ReStore. Three cheers for the ReStore!



My trusty Mod Podge...



And here is my cute new lime green chandelier!



Check out the cute socket covers!



Just perfect for my new kitschy retro kitchen! For this chandelier, I used Rustoleum's Painter's Touch spray paint in Green Apple, satin finish (Home Depot). I'm a total believer in Rustoleum paints - on the other hand, I have had horrible results with Krylon paints...just an FYI.

I don't get to do DIY's as often as I would like, so I was thrilled with this little accomplishment. I've also done some Frenchy-inspired curtains recently...they are dreamy. That post is coming soon...after laundry.

I hope you are all having some fun with home decor this week. If you're ever stuck on what color to choose...lime is always dreamy choice!
Blessings!



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24 comments:

Allison said...

Super cute! Great job!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Love the lime green chair and your chandelier turned out fab! I just scored a chandelier at ReStore too and have plans to make it turquoise for my studio (eventually!) : )

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the chair and the chandelier!! They look great. I have that same chandelier in my dining room that I am trying to get my nerve up to paint. Love & blessings from NC!

XoXo, Vicki said...

I wanna know your secrets!!!

I have chairs I want to "re-seat". How in the world do you refinish those???

And their is a lamp I never thought of painting. How in the world does the paint "stick" to the shiney surface. I haven't had much luck painting shiney things. LOL

Vicki

Sara Louise said...

Love this! Chartreuse (lime green!) is my accent color in my bathroom and kitchen. Some people think it's ugly, but done right (like your chair and chandelier) it's really cool

Staci J said...

I LOVE this color, and the whole project turned out great!! Visiting from justsewsassy.com

hancock said...

Love the lime green. Would be perfect for my boudoir! New follower from Trendy Treehouse

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is SO COOL!

Lil' Luna said...

That is awesome!! You've inspired me... now I just gotta find a chandelier to transform! :D

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Wonderful chandelier! I love your idea with the Mod Podge/Candlestick thing -- I may have to use that sometime. :) Love all the limey-ness!

Allison said...

Thanks for your comment about my shutters! I LOVE how they came out!!

And thanks for the heads up about the spray paint. I have been working on a few different spraying projects but this was the only one that I used the Krylon on. The rest I used Valspar spray paint and had NO problems. Guess I won't be using Krylon anymore!

Karena said...

Great projects I love the chair and the chandelier is fabulous!! You are the best!

I have a giveaway, come join in!

Karena
Art by Karena

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! Gorgeous and the exact shade of lime green spray paint I've been searching for!!! Do you mind sharing where you got it and what it's called?

Can't wait to see your curtains!!

Selling Some Cool Stuff! said...

I have learned of your blog from MOD PODGE ROCKS! Which I love...I too am a MOD PODGE fan...and I also love Lime Green. Partner lime green with aqua, and some oranges and pinks, and I'm in! Will be watching your blog with great interest! Thanks, cindy

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Love both your transformations! They both look great in lime green...one of my fav colors too. My daughter actually painted her room that color, which at first I thought would be aweful, but is really quite nice (surprise!). Maybe I'll have to try doing something with her light fixture.....
Smiles, Karen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lime is my new favorite color. Love the chair and the chandy. Both are fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Trish said...

What an adorable blog! I am absolutely in love with your chandelier!! :) xxox

Jenn Seratt said...

That chandy is awesome!! Two of my fav's are the Habitat ReStore and Mod Podge and you made them look great!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my Mod Podge and ReStore project at Seeds on a Breeze.

CHERI said...

Ooooo...I love lime green! And where would we be without MOD PODGE? Sounds like we have a lot in common. Thanks for becoming a follower on my relatively new blog. Please come visit again. I'm trying to learn how to make my little area of the internet interesting and creative, but it's difficult! So many creative people out there...like you!

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Your chandelier make-over is so cute! I love that you papered the candle part!

Doreen said...

I love your kitschy chandelier makeover! And the black & white posts are a fun addition. Would love to see pics of your kitchen when it's finished. Chartreuse, lime green and sage are my most favorite colors!!
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Marcie Chavez said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you liked the Home Organizer binder. I love your chandelier makeover. Chartreuse is one of my favorite colors.

Elizabeth said...

Love how the chair turned out, and the chandi looks fab :)

Mad Men Girl said...

You totally rocked that chandelier and chair... I do love the lime green, too. My other fave is that retro-aqua color, with bright red accents thrown around the room. Have you ever seen the Big Chill refrigerators? Need a big piggy bank for those, though. Sigh...

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