I've been wanting a crystal chandelier for my dining room but didn't have hundreds of dollars to buy one. Saturday I was coming home from running some errands and noticed that a neighbor across the street was having a garage sale. I almost didn't walk over there because I didn't really see anything interesting as I drove by. Boy, am I glad I walked over! I found this crystal chandelier for $20. These pictures were taken before I cleaned it up and rewired it. All the crystals were in a separate bag and I couldn't wait to see what it looked like so I hung it from my curtain rod bracket as soon as I got it home and hung on the crystals. I LOVE it! I kept it hanging there all Saturday afternoon so I could admire it. Sunday morning I took all the crystals off and washed them and cleaned up the base. I ripped out all the old wiring and replaced it. It took me hours to get the wire through the chandelier arms. I was ready to give up and just take it to the lighting store and pay to have it rewired but I just kept at it and did it myself!
Hopefully I can get someone to hang it for me later this week. I can hardly wait to see it in my dining room. I can't wait to show you how much better it looks clean and sparkly! I didn't scrub the brass because I wanted it to have that aged look. The little metal cups that you see were added on later I think. It came with glass hurricane shades and to me they just didn't go with the chandelier so I took those little cups off.When I was unpacking this I noticed that the newspaper it was wrapped in was dated Oct 25, 1970. It's been packed away for almost 37 years! I love that it is very dainty looking...it's exactly what I wanted!