So do you all remember that chandelier I found miraculously hiding in a box at Goodwill.. $15?? Anyone?? Check it out here.
Well. I have been hunting around for a place to get the prisms and beads. I had luck at save-on-crafts.com, and a website my grams had found. Although they were relatively cheap I wanted to go "cheaper". So here is the before and the after of what I came up with.. Tell me what you think.. Cheap to Chic??
I have a pretty small budget when it comes to decorating. So i make it go as far as I can.
So for this project I was not about to spend $40 on crystals to make this chandelier work.
Finally.. came up with some ideas..
One... in particular that worked...
Dollar tree.. Again??! yes.. I was inspired to check there first..
I found "Disco ball" bead necklaces in the party area. They were the exact size as the glass beads already on the chandelier. Score!!
So I got to work..
Black gloss spray paint, and a coat hanger.
|break them apart to a single strand and take off any extra plastic pieces.|
|Spray paint.. Be patient here, dont miss any areas. You will notice!|
glue gun ready??
Here we go!
I glued them to areas I thought they needed to go and added some to the bottom and voila! You have a completed chandelier for $2! They came in packs of 2, and I needed 2 packs!
What do you think??
Does it look cheap or chic??!
Comment and let me know what you think?
This was placed in my entry way.. I debated painting it a fun color, but thought black would be elegant and timeless. So it stayed black... uh humm.. for the time being anyway!
Miss Mustard Seed
Now to actually work on the entry way.. Here is what it looks like now..
|Pretty boring, right?? I have tried a few pics and mirrors, but thats it!! Its time for serious revamp!!|