Monday, July 26, 2010

Chandelier Redo

A few weekends ago, I went to some great estate sales with my friend and found this plain chandelier with so much potential. I paid $15 for the chandelier including the five mini shades. I think it was a great deal considering I have looked for mini shades, for another chandelier I am working on, and I cannot find them for under $5 each.

Mr. Rubbish replaced the old, short chain and rewired the chandelier, so that it can be plugged into a regular outlet. Then, I ordered chandelier crystals online, covered the shades in burlap fabric and finished them off with a little ruffle. That is all it took to dress up this sad, little chandelier!

Chandelier before

.....and after with crystals and burlap

All lit up!

I originally planned on putting it in my kitchen, but I just rented a small space at Blessings Boutique in Pacific Grove, so I decided to put it for sale over there. It will definitely dress up my space!

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Emily said...

You are such a talented designer! I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

foreverdecorating said...

Wow this is really neat.

Amy Chalmers said...

Terrific job, the ruffles make it!!

annies home said...

the brown shaded one reminds me of one my parents had during the '70s while I was growing up

Karen said...

Great job, I love the burlap shades!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

The burlap shades are adorable. Great make-over!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh this is so cute! Love the shades. Did you use the burlap for the ruffle? How did you keep it from fraying?

Unknown said...

I was knocking around your blog and I am so glad to stumble over this post! I am in the process of redoing my chandy (same style as yours here) but I wasn't sure how to do the shades or how to add some bling. I love what you did and now I have the inspiration I need! Thanks!

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