April 28, 2013

Thrift Store Chandelier Makeover

I've been on the hunt for a chandelier for Baby B's room for a few weeks now. In my noggin I knew exactly what I wanted. Problema? After scouring a few stores & on-line sites I wasn't having any luck finding this bad boy. Most chandeliers were either too feminine looking or way too costly.
What's a girl to do? Answer: Hit up every thrift shop in town and then some until you find one to makeover yourself!
 
 
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So here is Miss Sassy Brassy before:
 
 
And here she is after:
 
The deets:
 
I found the chandelier for $6.99 at Savers and after wiping all that "I-don't-want-to-know-where-you've-been-thrifty-dust" off of it I sprayed it down with Valspar's Cobalt Cannon spray paint.
 

The chandelier was missing the ceiling plate so I also picked one of those up for a few bucks along with some mini modern looking lampshades at Lowe's.
 
All together I spent about $35 to put this light fixture together.
Not too bad, if I do say so myself.
 
Oh, and here is the boring ceiling fan it replaced.
 
 
From blah to awe.....
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Have I mentioned how much fun I've been having putting together this room?
I mean what will I do with myself once it's all done?
Oh yeah, raise a human being!
 
Makeover any thrifty finds lately?
 
 


19 comments :

Jeanette said...

Absolutely lovely! I had a cheap builder grade chandelier that I spray painted black and added shades to. It has been hanging in our breakfast room for the past 6 years and I still love it! Great job!

My name is Rita said...

Loving the transformation! The nursery is so beautiful! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-link-party-5.html

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a great transformation! :)

Katie said...

you are awesome! we have a boring ceiling fan in our room - i want one of those!

Michelle Robblee said...

Love the look of the chandelier! Your nursery is gorgeous!

Jamie Alanna said...

So pretty!! I love the nursery too ;) I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-party-6.html
Have a great week!
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

frugal-interior-design said...

Super Job on the light makeover. I've spray painted quite a few light fixtures with much success! I'm really digging the horizontally striped gray and white wall however. What a trendy nursery!

VMG206 said...

Very nice! It looks like a Pottery Barn lamp now!
I'm visiting you today from Project Inspired. I'm co-hosting a Linky Party today and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great chandy and I love your makeover. Looks totally new and so much better than the fan. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/04/162nd-inspire-me-tuesday.html

Hugs, Marty

Donna Wilkes said...

This is a beautifully decorated room. Wonderful transformation on the chandelier. I passed one like this up this morning, but it was $20 and I figured I could find one cheaper as I am not in a rush for it. You have nested well, my friend!

Maria Elena said...

Love your chandelier makeover! looks wonderful! I did the same thing with the one on my craft room and saved a lot of money. I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

Jenna LaFevor said...

Hi! Loved, loved, loved this project so much! It will be featured on my blog tomorrow! And I LOVE your entire blog! New follower! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

TheMoonAndMe said...

Looks fabulous! Great find and great makeover! I never seem to find decent chandeliers. The ones I see would need a lot more than spray paint to make them pretty. :)
Kelly

Tonia Larson said...

So awesome! Can you come do my bedroom?

Shannon Madigan said...

It looks so much better! I love the transformation... paint can do so much, can't it? Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d} this week!

Heather SettingforFour said...

I featured you today here! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/05/12-beautiful-and-creative-ways-to.html Thanks for linking up your gorgous chandelier makeover to project inspired linky party! Pinned and shared too!!

Judy K said...

You did an awesome job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Swing party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Christy James said...

I love it! I've never made over a chandelier before. I mean I have no problem taking a saw to my sectional, but when it comes to electrical...forget it! It intimidates me! You should be so proud; it looks a-mazing!!
XO,
Christy
confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Wild Oak Designs said...

I made over my old ceiling light fixture too, so I know how you feel (see my blog) you did an awesome job on the whole room. Love the stripes on the wall, and the ceiling light gives it that extra punch!
Great job.
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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