I will remind you of what I had originally in the dining room:
|See the tiny globe light and the terrible 80's ceiling fan all on the vaulted ceiling!|
So I started looking in my favorite place:
So I looked around some more. I found this one from lightinabox.com :
So I decided, I can do this myself!
I checked on craigslist and visited my local Habitat for Humanity Restore (love this place) and came up with these beauties:
|small chandelier (don't mind my messy garage)|
I paid $30 for the little one and $50 for the big one. They got a few coats of flat black to start with and then a final spray of Rustoleum's hammered bronze :) Then she looked like this:
Then I had to come up with the tiny glass bubbles....called a local glass blower, he said it would be around $150, if he decided it was worth his time. Called PB and asked to purchase replacement bubbles...they don't sell them. I googled EVERYWHERE the only thing I could come up with were way to big or out of my price range. :( On a trip to Hobby Lobby I perused the Christmas ornaments hoping that their was something similar and "Oh, what to my wondering eye would appear, but a tiny glass ball and eight tiny reindeer!" I passed on the reindeer and grabbed 20, glass balls. I could do $1.99 each, but it gets BETTER! THEY WERE HALF PRICE!!!! So, I got them for $.99 each :) I was so excited I called my mom at work to tell her....she's was excited for me, but had a tone of "my daughter-might-need-to-be-committed" in her voice. She may be right, but that brought my total for BOTH chandeliers to: buh,buh,buh,buh,buh (that's a drumroll) $110 including paint and hardware for hanging!!!
They look like this now:
-Make your life beautiful!