Sunday, October 2, 2011

Member that chandelier I purchased over at GW??

Hey all.
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??
Before
After
Here is a little way to update your chandelier on a serious dime.

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!
I started measuring and playing around with them after they were done drying.

glue gun ready??

Check!

Scissors close?

Check!
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!
Woo hoo!!

What do you think??
Like it?
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! 

 Linked to:
YATTM
 Coastal Charm
 The DIYshowoff
Addicted2Decorating
 Primp
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!!












9 comments:

  1. Your chandelier looks sweet! Nice job!

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  2. Are you kidding me?????? It not only looks 100 times better it was TWO DOLLARS!!!!! I'm pinning this cuz it's just a fantastic redo!!!!!

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  3. Oh wow, chic for sure!! I would never have guessed that those beads weren't originally part of the chandelier, love it!

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  4. WOW! There's awesome and then there's freaking awesome! Totally pinning this!

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  5. Great redo!!! over from YTTM.
    Karin
    www.artisbeauty.net

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  6. What a transformation! You did an excellent job. Well done! God bless x

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  7. This is just so beautiful. What a great transformation! And less than $20 for the whole thing?!!! Get out!!!
    I have tried to respray string beads before and had such a hard time with it that I gave up and tossed them out. If I only knew about the magic plastic hanger trick!

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  8. I totally loved what you've done to perk it up - awesome job - I'm all for the doing things on a dime budget! That's the only way to fly.

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