Linda @ Painted Whyte January 10, 2011

Does everyone love chandeliers as much as i do?  I know my friend Patricia at White Cottage Chic loves them too - check out a recent post of hers about Chandeliers titled Great Design, you must go over for a visit and say hi.

Probably about a month ago i walked into Home Depot to pick up some paint of coarse and decide to tempt myself with some beautiful chandeliers.  I've been wanting one for my bedroom for like ever but even more so since i re-did it but didn't really have the extra couple hundred dollars so i was just going to snap some pictures and dream. I did do that, snapped some pictures and just wished i could take one home with me and of coarse i already picked the perfect one out.  Sadly i walked away from the lighting department and almost walked straight into a stack of clearance lighting.  You are not going to believe what i found..... MY CHANDELIER!!!!!  OMG i was so excited and i'm almost positive a little scream came out.  My new chandelier was originally priced at $179.99 and it was on sale for $99.99!!!!  So me and my new sparkly chandelier went home and called Kevin right away to ask if he could hang it :)

Did you know that these aren't already assembled in the box?  It seriously took me about 3 hours to put it all together but it was worth every penny and every minute.  I love it!

Linda @ Painted Whyte January 4, 2011

I hope Santa was good to everyone this year.  Honestly i'm glad the holiday season is now in the past.  Now everything can go back to normal again.  Well as normal my life ever is anyway lol.  

I'm curious ... what is your tool of choice?  Do you use a brush, roller or paint sprayer?  I was using a compressor and a high velocity paint sprayer - nothing fancy just a $70 sprayer from Princess Auto.  I have already been through 3 of them.  I loved it when it was brand new and working great but for some reason this gun didn't totally come apart and because of that it was really hard to clean out the clear coat after spraying it and it started to clog.  But this year Santa (a.k.a Kevin) got me the bestest present ever!  Introducing the Graco True Coat Pro - professional handheld cordless airless paint sprayer.  I actually found it used on kijiji, it was used only one time but we saved $100 so we were happy :)

I have used it twice now and it is amazing.  You don't have to thin the paint so you only need to spray on one coat...yes i said ONE!  And this is probably more exciting for me because i am the clumsiest person in the world but it is CORDLESS!  So, no tripping over cords, no cords hitting your freshly painted projects - its very cool and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Here is the link if you want more info on this amazing sprayer