Happy Throw-back Thursday, friends! You know me and my chandeliers! I love them so much that we even have them in our closets and bathrooms. My husband even allowed me to put one in his closet! Come see!
I bought this chandelier on Facebook Marketplace right before we moved from Pennsylvania. It was only about $35 and was missing most of its crystals.
Still, it had a nice shape. I decided to save it for our next house, so it went into my treasure room and eventually moved South.
This part of the fixture reminds me of a crown. Perfect for a man’s castle, right? Or, at least his closet. I decided replace the florescent light fixture in my husband’s closet with this one.
At the same time I bought another chandelier (shown below) and decided to rob it of its crystals. This chandelier would go on to become a “Hogwart’s Chandelier” for my Fairy-Goddaughter’s room. To read more about this one see here: A Hogwarts Chandelier?
I had enough of these amber color crystals that I robbed from the Hogwarts Chandelier, along with others in my stash to complete the fixture. I thought they would look perfect on my husband’s closet chandelier.
So, I shined them up with my handy-dandy crystal cleaner, called Sparkle Plenty,
And here it is! A manly chandelier. My husband immediately dubbed it, his mandelier. So that’s what we call it.
I think the chandelier has just the right amount of sparkle, and because the crystals are amber colored, it appears more masculine.
So, no complaints on my husband’s part! He only cares that it gives off plenty of light in his closet, and it does it in style!
So, a rags to riches story of a second-hand chandelier! By simply adding different crystals I transformed this fixture from an ordinary chandelier to a mandelier! I’m a fan!
If you are thinking of making over a vintage chandelier, consider replacing the clear crystals with colored ones for a unique look, such as this one. Replacement crystals can be found in a number of places. Most recently I bought some crystals on Facebook Marketplace. A lady was selling a lot of 40 crystals for $25 which I thought was a great price for glass crystals. I also have a new source for crystals which I’m about to try and they are called Cristalier.com. They offer a wide array of colors and sizes of crystals. I’ll let you know how I like them! I have a clear crystal chandelier in my stash that is about to get a make-over. It might be for a special little boy’s nursery. A baby mandelier? It could happen!
Well, happy almost weekend! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell