Happy Thursday, my friends! Less than one week until we close on our Pennsylvania house! If you recall I recently bought a happy moving gift to me at an antique/jewelry store. I like to reward myself each time we move with a little special something for our new house. But, technically, it’s a moving gift for us, as my husband gets to enjoy it too!
I spotted this vintage crystal and brass chandelier months ago when I was out shopping with my son. It closely matches one that hung in my kitchen and I loved it immediately. At $150 I knew it was a good buy. But then I kind of forgot about it until I went back for something totally different. Clearly, it’s karma it was still there. So, happy me, I bought it and hauled it home. It’s missing several crystals, but I’m going to switch them out anyway, so no worries.
Lacey watched as I took pictures then carefully removed the crystals. I will add them to my stash and use them for another project I have waiting in the wings for the new house. NOTE: I would like a chandelier in every single room, including bathrooms, closets and perhaps even the garage. Preferably a crystal chandelier. #housegoals
The crystals are vintage and in great shape. I counted 24 crystals and one faceted ball. And as we’ve discussed, each chandelier of this type holds over 80 crystals so there are quite a few missing. These crystals will be perfect on another chandelier that is currently in my Treasure Room at Happy Hill. New location TBD.
I bought this set of chandelier arm parts on eBay a while back. I ended up using them on this chandelier refurbish so it would more closely match my existing white one. I declare, you can find anything on eBay! So, if you are wanting two matching chandeliers it’s good to know that the arms on these types of fixtures simply screw into place and it’s easy to switch them out.
And after a few coats of Heirloom White spray paint, here it is!! I ordered some new white socket sleeves with drips to match my other chandelier. These will hang in tandem over our new kitchen table or island. I haven’t decided. Either way, I can check this off of my bucket list. #dualchandeliergoals
See how perfectly they will look together? I can happily report they are both safely in North Carolina now awaiting the closing of our new house!
Can you believe my sweet husband drove a truck load of chandeliers and mirrors all the way to North Carolina? Our moving company was going to charge us $200 per crate for each oversized mirror and chandelier. So, it made perfect sense to take them down South ourselves and save beaucoup money. I believe there are 15 chandeliers in the bed of the truck.
Thankfully I have more of the U-drop crystals in my stash. I should have enough, but just in case I bought a ton more on eBay. 100 more to be exact. They are safely in my car awaiting Southern transport. One can never have too many crystals.
So, this is actually the same chandelier but I just wanted to see how my two will look hanging side by side. Definitely power in numbers! Do you like it?
Well, The chandeliers in our PA house have been switched out per our agreement with our buyers. Now I’m busy taking down pictures and patching and painting the holes. This has turned out to be quite an undertaking. (i.e. pain in the neck) The sellers of our new house have graciously agreed to put up a chandelier of our choosing for the master bedroom since they are taking their light fixture with them. I needed something big for the room so I chose this one:
I bought this fixture on Craigslist for $75. It’s by Elk Lighting and is brand new. I originally bought it as a replacement for our dining room chandelier since we are taking it with us. But naturally I fell in love with this one too. So much for that idea.
I love the brass accents on the chandelier. Our bedroom furniture is cherry and has brass hardware so I think it will look pretty. I just hope it’s hung securely. Otherwise, if this thing ever falls we are goners. See the sharp pointed thing on the end? Not to mention it weighs a ton.
My husband took the fixture over to our realtor who will pass it along to the seller’s electrician. I can’t wait to see how it looks in the room! I’ll be sure to share lots of pictures!
The chandelier has so many pretty accents that you probably won’t see when it’s hung. The ceiling in our future master bedroom is vaulted and very cool looking. I think this will be a perfect statement piece for the room.OH! And I nearly slammed on brakes the other day when I spotted this beauty beside the road at a consignment store. (they really know how to get my attention, right?) Not that I need another crystal chandelier but the crystals were huge and I couldn’t resist stopping and asking for a price. Guess how much? $35. So cheap! I bought it on the spot. There are over 50 tear-drop crystals on this baby so the crystals alone are worth more than the chandelier!
After closer inspection while removing the crystals I discovered one of the light sockets is broken so it will need to be repaired and most likely rewired. Still a great price! Until I figure out what to do with it, the movers are packing it all up.
Speaking of which, this is the current state of my life. The packers are fantastic, but they’ve packed up our entire kitchen and family room so there will be no tv watching or eating for the next five days. Sigh. I guess I”ll catch up on my reading!
I hope you have a lovely day! Thank you for stopping by! I can’t wait to share pictures and projects at our new house coming June 1st! Until next time! xoxo Dell