Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My Garage Sale Chandelier

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Okay, I think these are a little clearer pictures. I couldn't
decide which picture to post so I'm just putting a bunch of pictures here.


This was the best $20 I ever spent! I love my chandelier! I've decided to not use the chandelier shades (for now anyway). It looks like the center lights up but it doesn't it just reflects the light.




36 comments:

mary said...

Hi Cindy, I'm so happy for you -- that chandelier is definitely worth waiting for! And look at your house -- it looks amazing!
Mary
mrcarroll@optonline.net

Terri and Bob said...

I LOVE IT TOO!!

It's a Mom Thing said...

Looks awesome! You've moved some things around, haven't you. You're so good at decorating and choosing pieces that work together, that it doesn't matter where you move things. It always looks beautiful!

Rosie said...

Love your chandelier.....love your room......very, very nice :)

Rosie
www.rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com

Elzste said...

Hi there!
I just found your blog this evening and I must say I just love the old furnitures that you've been painting. They look great. Hope you have a great time.
Love Elzie

Lisa said...

Love it! I love the colors of your home! Everything flows so nice together!

LivingTheLife said...

Cindy...
That is one beautiful chandelier! You scored big time on that one...I might just say it is one of the prettiest I have seen in a long while...and to think you got it for $20.00...see that goes to show...you don't have to spend a lot for a treasure!

Blessings...oh and the new pics...rock!

"T"

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

It looks great! I love your photography skills too!

*muahs*
Michelle

PAT said...

Cindy, that is a beautiful chandelier. What great deal, too!

Pat

Liz said...

That chandelier brings the entire room together, it all looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful. I may have to start searching for one myself. The camera seems to work great. I've been coveting one myself for quite awhile. I have a Canon Rebel film camera and lenses, so I could use the same lenses---maybe someday.

I also loved your painting instructions. I had never thought about using wax as the final step. Now I'm wanting to repaint a buffet and bookshelf. Thanks for the tips. ~Teri~

CONNIE W said...

Truly beautiful!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

I can't beleive you did the dimmer by yourself! You are so resourceful :) Your home is so warm and cozy and so very you. Love your chandelier!

Dena

violetlady said...

I love your blog and want to add it to my list of blogs I read. The chandelier is gorgeous. And you rewired it yourself! Is that difficult to do? Thanks also for the painting instructions. I just painted an old chest, but I didn't follow all your steps.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Cindy, this chandelier is to die for. I think I like it better without shades. It sparkles more, I think. Your rooms are so pretty and bring such joy to all of us that read your blog every single day. So much fun!
bj

Anonymous said...

There's just something magical about a chandelier and how it changes the look of a room. Yours is beautiful and I'm impressed by how little you paid for it!! Looks good with or without shades too!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

I love the chandelier without the shades. It looks more romantic!

~elaine~

cammyk said...

I agree...$20 very well spent. Absolutely gorgeous! BTW, I love your coffee cup as well. It looks vintage!

Susie Q said...

Just so pretty...so elegant and lovely. Just like your home!

I LOVE that coffee cup as well~

I love to see what you have moved in each new photo...it is such fun to play house isn't it? : ) I love it!

Hugs,
Sue

Raised In Cotton said...

Cindy,

Man oh Man love that chandelier! What a steal!!!! Good for you!!!!

Hugs :)
Carol

Mary said...

Cindy, love it so much - it really finishes off your beautiful room giving it a truly romantic look and feel.

Robyn said...

OH that is stunning and I am so happy you get to play again! LOVE IT! And what a steal for 20bucks! Lucky Ducky!

Sheryl at Friendship Cottage said...

Wow -what a find! Your home is so enchanting and cozy looking. Love visiting your site.

Gayla said...

I love, love, love it!!! So pretty in that gorgeous living room.

Anonymous said...

What a great find. It is amazingly beautiful, especially with your decor. It's so rewarding when you make your own beautiful creations.

Penny Carlson said...

Cindy, I love your chandelier! And what a bargain. It looks lovely in your home. Everything you do to your home is so nice!
Penny

Abbie said...

$20 bucks! Whao!!! you are a freggin genious!!

cityfarmer said...

A wonderful addtion to
"your romatic home"

the million dollar look for a buck(or twenty)

Cathy said...

Absolutely stunning Cindy!

Julie said...

Stunning Cindy! and I love the plates above you mirror as well.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That looks fabulous! When I re-did my auction chandy recently, I thought I'd use the shades, but I liked it better w/o them also!
So pretty!
:)

gebah said...

perfectly lovely....i too would like to know what's involved in rewiring....how do you know you have to rewire? do you test it first?

i have one i picked up for $10....but it's not as glitzy as yours!!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Your chandelier is amazing in your room!! I have the EXACT same one!! lol I also got mine at a gargage sale for $10.00. Will have to post pics of it..lol. Mine had a tag on it that said "made in Spain" too which was nice to know it wasn't made in China like todays items...lol. I didn't use the shades on mine either...like it just the way it is.

I actually just got a crtstal ball drop for the middle bottom and am trying to figure out how to hang it since there are no holes in the metal there. It doesn't look like yours has a hole there either.

I loved seeing your gorgeous photos...what a beautiful room!

Heather

Stephanie said...

Beautiful chandelier! I have an addiction for vintage lighting! Thanks so much for posting these pretty pics.

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

waneema said...

What color paint did you use on your walls. I'd like to use the same. It's so beautiful!!!

Laura said...

I love the old furnitures that you've been painting.