two light fixtures in my kitchen since we moved in 3 years ago.
When I spotted this chandelier at Pottery Barn I wanted it!!! But I had a problem…I needed 2 and they were $199 each! So I decided I would try to replicate the chandy myself. Here is what I started with. They were majorly ugly but the price was right at $5 each at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Sorry the picture is sideways I tried to fix it but it wouldn’t save. GRR!
Anyways……I started by removing that star thing and then I went to my trusty old best friend, spray paint.
For the vine type things I just used green floral wire and spray painted it also.
After both were dry I just twisted the floral wire onto the chandy like so.
Then for the buds I attached clear beads to the wire.
This weekend I went to yard sales with one of my friends. When we got to one sale I saw this chandelier and knew it would work perfectly in my parents lodge style house they are redoing. So I bought it and thought if they can’t use it well then it was only $15 anyways. It just needs to be cleaned up a little.
So I took a picture of it and sent it to flickr from my phone then called my mom at work to tell her to get on there to look at it and call me back to tell me if she likes it.
When she called me back she said that was the exact same chandelier that she bought brand new at Lowe’s for her house. She paid $150+ for it new. Well now she has two!