I must admit that I have a thing for crystal chandeliers. If I had my way there would be one in every room of the house. I understand that ceiling fans are more functional and I love having one in the master bedroom. Still I long for the day when I can afford to just turn down the air conditioning super low and then I can hang a huge chandelier dripping with crystals over our bed! Inspiration photo:
Happily, there are plenty of other chandelier opportunities around the house.
I found most of our chandeliers at antique or consignment stores.
Often I leave them as is but sometimes they need a little make over. Or, more crystals! I found a chandelier for our master bathroom at a local consignment/furniture store. This place is four stories of fabulous! I’ve gotten several pieces here and it’s nearly impossible to leave empty handed.
One such trip I stumbled upon this jewel. It was $50, which I thought was a great price given its size and great shape. Plus it worked so no rewiring needed. (Note my furry helper, Lacey) I was not a fan of the amber colored crystals, so I took them off and gave the chandelier a good cleaning. I hung it from a tree outside and spray painted it with a color called titanium silver. It has a nice shimmer to it. (I have fantastic neighbors so they think nothing of my driveway projects or a chandelier hanging from a tree to dry.)
I used the old crystals as my guide. I measured the length of the amber colored crystal chains and then ordered clear ones on eBay. I had the smaller ones in my crystal stash. Once the new crystals arrived I spray painted the chain silver as well and my handyman (husband) hung it for me. I love it. As of now it is the only pretty thing in the bathroom, as we are in mid-stream of our remodel. (More on that later.) Meanwhile, I’m pretty happy with this low budget wonder. Thanks for stopping by!