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Friday, October 2, 2009

Two chandeliers become one

You know how I've been looking for a chandelier for the bathroom after the one I bought was too big? Well I was driving along the road the other day and... Can you guess how this story is going to end?

Yep - a roadside find. I didn't purposely go rummaging for a chandelier but it caught my eye and I had to stop to have a closer look. I actually picked up two dusty chandeliers. They were not quite the shape I was looking for but hey, I'm not complaining! Each chandelier was missing crystals but I figured I could combine the best of the two to make one complete chandelier. And that's exactly what I did.

One of the two dusty chandeliers.

Only one of the two chandeliers had this part which sits inside the bottom tier of the chandelier.

A bit of elbow grease and patience to repair the hanging crystals and above is the end result. One new chandelier built using the best parts of the two chandeliers found.

Here it is hanging in the bathroom. The sun was going down so I took this shot quickly.

I gave the newly built chandelier a good clean and it now sparkles. My friend installed it for me last night (thank goodness it works!) and yeah - I'm pretty happy with it.

Total project cost: $0

(thanks to my lovely friend)

While I'm on the topic (and I hope you don't find it icky), have you found something either by the roadside or something someone wanted to get rid of and you've now brought into your home and given it a new life? I'd love to hear about it. Also, thank you for all your comments and emails this week. It has been so nice to hear from you. Have a happy weekend!


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