Spring Chandelier

OK. I’m ready for spring.

Time to re-decorate my chameleon chandelier.

It has been redblueorangesilver… and now it’s blue again.

I have it hanging from a Shepard’s hook at the edge of our walkway. I think it’s kind of cool that I am the only one in the neighborhood who has a chandelier hanging in her front yard. (That I’ve seen anyway…) :)

I started out spray painting the chandy in a turquoise color. I added a little bling, some nests I used on it last year, and the Faux Robin’s Eggs I just made. I used Museum Putty to help keep the nests in place.

Now the birds. Their colors weren’t quite vibrant enough….

So I shot them with a light coat of the same spray paint I used on the chandy. Then I took a Sharpie and colored their eyes and beaks again.

Then I wired the happy couple into place.

It had been looking a little plain, so I also cannibalized a few fake florals…

…and tucked them around the nests.

It’s nice to be able to tell the pizza delivery man your address and then add “yeah, it’s the one with the chandelier right out front…”

Happy spring!

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  1. says

    I wondered when that chandy would be out again! I honestly think that this is my favorite reincarnation. LOVE.
    PS I’m making those eggs right now. THEY SUCK. :)

  2. says

    Fabulous yard decoration! Fromthe looks of your house, it is a perect accompanyment!!!

    Visiting from Sundae Scoop! Stop by and say hi to me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

  3. says

    Ahhh the infamous chandelier makes yet another fabulous appearance!

    I love the front entrance of your house. What are the windows to the left behind the chandelier that run down the walkway?

  4. says

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment! I love the blue and how resourceful you are!! looks super cute! a new friend :) xoxo’s nancy
    btw-come back and comment under the giveaway post!! I’m having a little bitty giveaway!

  5. says

    I just love love love your uber creative uber easy ideas!!!! I used to have a brass chandy just like this, but I think I expelled it years ago…such a great way to reuse an outdated item!!!!

  6. says

    Shawn’s a Nosey Nelly isn’t she?

    I remember it being silver at Christmas time (pretty!!) and I went and checked out the other colors. I definitely didn’t like the orange. I’m not an orange person. If you live in Oklahoma and you cheer for the Sooners (instead of the OK State team who wear orange or the Texas Longhorns whom are also orange) then you would understand. But I LOVE that it’s a multi-functional piece for you.

  7. says

    I really like this. I have something similar that I could do this with…and you’ve given me many ideas!!! hahaha….don’t you love blogging and blogger ideas? I’ve got so many I can’t do all of them! First time to your blog….enjoyed it very much!

  8. says

    The little chandi that never quits giving. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Viv…I love everything about it, makes me so happy looking at it!

  9. says

    What a gorgeous chandelier…I LOVE IT. I am going to have to make one for my front porch…have you ever had a real bird lay eggs in the nests….we have a lot of wind here in Oklahoma where the color is orange…GO OSU COWBOYS!!!! I just had to say that in fun.
    Have A Sugar Sweet Day
    Simply Debbie

  10. says

    Really, seriously adorable!! I am on the lookout now for an old crappy chandelier I can turn into something spectacular. Just like you!!

  11. says

    Oh my goodness! That is a beautiful chandalier, terrific job, you certainly are very talented! I love to make somehting like this, NOW! Thanks for sharing it.
    Thank you for visiting me and for your great comments on my post. I’ll be at Kathleens today with my St. Patty’s Table.

  12. says

    I love this! Question – did you make the nests originally? I’ve been wanting to do one and have been searching for a tutorial. Any ideas? Gorgeous makeover on the chandelier! :)

  13. says

    Oh my…I am in love with your blog!!! The chandelier is to die for!! I have a chandelier hanging from my front porch that I LOVE….and so does everyone that see’s it! I decorate it at Christmas but you have inspired me to decorate it for Easter!
    I am a brand new blogger; therefore, I am learning! I would love for you to swing by my blog sometime!! Please leave a comment so I know you have been there!
    I am you newest follower!!! :-)
    I plan to plant myself here for awhile…love everything I see!!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!
    ~~~rhonda ~~~

  14. says

    I just found your chandy post through the Embelishing Life party. I love it! And the fact that you redo it. Such a really genius idea!

  15. says

    Oh, how fun is that! It’s just so daggone cute & charming. Can’t wait to spend more time on your blog.
    I’m new to your blog, visiting from Kara’s party. I’m also a new follower, & I hope you’ll take a peek at my blog & follow back if you find it interesting.

  16. says

    That is so fun! I love it! I just bet you start a new trend. Maybe Target will buy the idea from you and start selling lawn chandys with interchangeable seasonal elements for accessorizing! Too cool!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  17. says

    Now im mad at myself, lol. I just took down and updated the chandy in the DR because we re-did the whole room. It was this exact style and i gave it away, now i wish i hadn’t did that………………Bonnie

  18. says

    Very Cute and fun! I think you feel pretty confident that you are the only one with a chandelier in the front yard, but you never know what is in people’s back yard! Take care, Laura

  19. says

    Hi Vivienne..

    How are you doing, my friend! Long time…no see! Girlfriend, I have to tell you that your beautiful yard chandelier is just one of the most awesome things that I have seen!!! Seriously!!! What a GRAND idea! I love the blue color and adding the nests to each light was genius! It’s just gorgeous, my friend! Ohhh…now I will be keeping my eyes out for an inexpensive chandelier. I would love to make one of these for my yard!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us…love, love, LOVE your chandelier!!!

    Happy spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  20. says

    oh what springy gorgeousness…so glad i’m not the only girl who knows how to change her decorating mind…love the blue and the little nesties…thanks so much for linking up to fridays unfolded!


    stuff and nonsense

  21. says

    love this project. i’m always on the look out for new party decos and this is uber cool. spotted you at tater tots. will follow. have a good one.

  22. says

    Wow, this is one beautiful chandelier. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party. Hope to see you again next week.

  23. says

    We must be on the same wavelength! I just added 4 nests to a standing candle chandelier. Ready to post next week on my blog. Would love to link to this one to show other versions. This is just beautiful and I am loving your pearls and the fact it is in your garden! So fun and beautiful! Bravo!!

  24. says

    Hi Vivienne! That is just absolutely adorable and I love that you hung it in your front yard. I totally cracked up about the pizza delivery guy knowing exactly which house to go to! :-)
    Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  25. says

    I have been looking for ideas for something to hang over my outdoor table on a covered patio….this is IT…….thanks for the great idea. Now for the fun of creating one adding my own touches…….what FUN!

  26. says

    I picked up a chandelier at a garage sale last year. I have no place to hang it, but it was a good price. I haven’t even painted it yet…now, I’m picturing it on my plant hook on the porch instead of a hanging basket this year. That just might work. Thank you so much for the inspiration…yours is beautiful!

  27. says

    I love that it changes! How great. Such a cute idea and it’s a perfect for this spring! I’m stopping by from The DIY Show Off. If you get a chance please check out my
    post and tell me what you think!

  28. says

    Well look at that V! You’re featured on Sassy Sites! You’re famous!:) Good job, love the color! You have a great imagination.

  29. says

    How Clever to change it out! Love it. It also looks like your home is dreamy too!

    come enter my giVeAway

  30. says

    That is so so so cute! I want a chandelier like that! Your spring decor is my favorite, but I love the other seasons/holidays decorated too. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. You have so many great ideas!!!!

  31. says

    This looks great! Thanks for linking up with me last week for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring your chandelier and your distressed artwork this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you’d like one.

  32. says

    Playing blog catch up at Craftomanic and wow, I am soooo jealous of this awesome chandelier! I wish I could fins one and do the same! Incredible crafting! Lori

  33. says

    This has got to be the absolute cutest thing I ever did see!I want one in my yard too! Loving your blog-I’m your newest follower-stop on over for a visit!!

  34. says

    That is so cute! Great idea to be able to change things up! Perfect for spring!
    Thanks for linking this up as well.
    I asked you to add my party button on another post you linked up but I noticed you had it in your sidebar so nevermind!

  35. says

    Beautiful! I love me some chandeliers! I wish I had bought that rought-looking one I saw at the thrift store the last time I was there. :(

  36. says

    Adorable. Creative. Genius.

    I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

    Details are on my blog today.

  37. says

    Adorable. Creative. Genius.

    I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

    Details are on my blog today.

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