Sunday, September 21, 2008

Garage Sale Chandelier

I really wanted a chandelier for either my dining room or kitchen but after shopping on line and e-bay I didn't think that I could afford them on my budget. One of the neighboring subdivision was having their semi-annual garage sale. I found this one at one of the sales. It was brass and colonial looking with a big brass ball in the center. I took off the ball and glued the finial on, painted it white then antiqued it with my acrylic paints. I still needed crystals. Since some of the stores were already starting to put out their Christmas decorations (In early August?) I looked to see if any of those would work but I discovered at Michael's in the wedding section they had these glass crystals. Each box was about $5.00. I think I used 3 boxes with wire I had here at home. I also got a crystal garland to twine in the middle. I figure I got the whole thing for $40.00. I had the shades from a previous chandelier and Voila! We took out the fluorescent light that was there and put this one up. I have a chain cover and want a dimmer so I can soften it when I want. I am going to have a young man I know who does electrical jobs do that when he hangs my dining room chandelier, too. I think it really dresses up the kitchen.


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, I love that! I would have never known that was a brass chandelier at one time!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Very pretty indeed!


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is just awesome!!!!!

M ^..^

judicreations said...

What a great find and you fixed it up sooo well. It looks sooo good and its a one-of-a-kind too!

Hope you've had a good day.

Sandi said...

wow is right, that is gorgous. You did a wonderful job you should be very proud