new chandelier for the nook! YIPPEE!!

Before I show you my new treasure, I wanted to thank all of you who commented on my craft room ceiling project!
Several of you were concerned about my neck being sore, but I can assure you, I never felt sore throughout the process. I was up and down so often on the step stool, and with applying the glue, I really had lots of breaks- so it wasn't like I was staring up at the ceiling for very long when I was doing it.

Another question that came up was, what was I using to adhere the pages to the ceiling?
Mod Podge!

 A little 10 cent sponge brush and Mod Podge.  It will be a horrific mess to undo someday, (!!) but I just love it for now, and when and if we are still here and want to change it out, I will be HAPPY to pay someone to take it all down for me!  LOL!
(let's just not go there right now, and enjoy the moment.....)

On to my little show and tell / before and after!

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Do you have a fixture or something in your house, that every time you look at it, you want to grab it and chuck it out the window?

The light fixture in our nook has bugged me from Day One. 
I wasn't a huge fan of a lot of the light fixtures in this house- all new, all bronze, but with the exception of maybe 2- I haven't been in love with any of them.

But especially the nook fixture.

I was on my way to a baby shower on Saturday morning and noticed an "Estate Sale" sign at the end of our road.  I wanted to do a U turn right then, but definitely did not want to miss my friend's shower, so I knew where I'd be going after it was done!

The sale was hoppin, and I made my way to the door.  The garage door was open and I noticed a gorgeous antique crystal chandelier all lit up.
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I had to.  I just had to!
Especially when I saw the price!
Under a hundred bucks.

Isn't she fabulous in her sparkly splendor?
I even tried to bargain with the estate lady, but she knew I was too into it, and it was the first day of the sale.  A girl has to try, right?

We needed to purchase a chain and ceiling plate, so once we had that picked up, we swapped out the old for the new.

Here was the before:

And now:

I soaked the crystals in a bath of warm water and white vinegar- equal parts-  for 30 minutes and they are now super clean and sparkly.


I love the detail - the arms look like branches or antlers.
The naked version:


the detail with the crystals:


I am so happy with my new old chandelier!!!
I feel like a six year old on Christmas morning who says, "It's just what I've always wanted!"

Happy Monday!

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29 comments

  1. GORGEOUS Denise!! Just love it- it is perfect in your space and sooo beautiful! I would have been drooling too!! :)

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  2. Ooooh Denise! She's just beautiful! What a good friend you are to wait until after the shower to stop at the sale...I think I would have been suspiciously late to the party...and hiding my treasures in the car so that no one would suspect I took a detour on my way there! I love how beautiful light fixtures can transform a room. I bet you just sit in your nook and stare up at the sparkly crystals now, don't you? If your neck isn't sore from papering the ceiling, it will be from staring at your new treasure! ;)
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Your Pal in Pink,
    Amanda

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  3. Yeah for you.I found one just like that for $2 at a yard sale last summer (it does only have one bulb socket per arm).No crystals but the original ceiling plate.Astonishingly I told my friend about it and a few days later she arrived with a bag of vintage crystals perfect for decking it out.We were too lazy to re-wire it ourselves so did pay to have that done.But I think all told we completed the project for $65.Solid brass - duh!!!And I did tell my husband that if we move the new owners are NOT getting my chandelier score.That baby is moving with us!Enjoy your delightful treasure.

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  4. My heart just stopped with it's beauty!!

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  5. THIS CHANDELIER IS SO BEAUTIFUL THE PRICE IS NOT BED AT ALL YOU GET TO SEE IT EVERYDAY ..THIS IS MY FIRST VISIT TO YOUR BLOG AND I LOVE IT IS DARLING...XO....SANDRA

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  6. That is one gorgeous fixture! Isn't it great scoring great finds like that fixture that are so perfect?! I love the detailed scrolly arms and the hanging crystals. Well done!

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  7. She is gorgous ( I always call mine a she:)) So happy that you found what you wanted!

    Rondell

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  8. Oh...I just love it! The antique finish and crystals are so lovely. What a fabulous find! I discovered your blog last week through My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and I have enjoyed reading your posts so much - I'm a follower now!

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  9. I'm jealous! It is so gorgeous! The arms are crazy beautiful! If you ever change your mind, you know where to find me;)

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  10. I love those 60's/70's Spanish chandeliers! I have one exactly like yours (less lights I think though) that I have been bugging my husband to hang!

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  11. Nothing looks better than a room with a chandelier!! Gorgeous. I missed your papered ceiling wow, what a project! What fun it looks great!

    Carol

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  12. Love the chandy!! New to your blog so I'm very curious to find out about the ceiling project! :)

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  13. Gorgeous!!!!!!!! You are so lucky! It looks fab!

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  14. i love it...so sparkly and vintage!
    what a great find, good thing you stopped!!

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  15. What a great find! I love it, so cute!
    ~Shanon

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  16. It's a beauty!!!
    I love it! I would have chandi's in every room if I could :)
    Enjoy your week!
    XO

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  17. What a beautiful find! I love it and it looks perfect in its new home! Thanks for sharing, Becca


    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  18. That chandy is some kind of fabulous! Love it!

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  19. Oh Denise that looks Great!..I have a similar one in my dining room...we had a light bulb there for (10 years) ages just to wait for the right one!
    YEAH!

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  20. Congratulations on such a fabulous find! Chandeliers always make my heart skip a few beats... your chandy is stunning! love it!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  21. Fantastic Find! Wow - it looks darling where you hung it! Lucky you.
    xoox
    ~tracie

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  22. So, so beautiful!! Yeah! I love the way it shines and it looks perfect in the nook. :)

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  23. Love it! I'm not having much luck lately with thrift stores and secondhand stores! Waiting for garage sale season! great job!
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  24. I love these chandeliers! SO beautiful! you are a lucky girl

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  26. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

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  27. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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  28. WoW!! It's a beauty for sure! I have been looking for one just like that and I know they are in the houses or were put in the houses in our area that were built in the 60's and I can't believe I have not found one. I just need one!!!
    Yours is gorgeous!

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