Friday, April 9, 2010

My Old Shabby White Chandeliers

Photo: Mimi Duistenhorf

These pictures were taken for the real estate agent’s MLS listing and the web site I created when my old house near New Paltz, NY was on the market.   Alas, you, my gentle readers, can barely see the chandeliers!    I guess this post is misnamed!

The empire style pictured above is a $100 Ebay sorrowful 1970s thing I had to string beads all around the edge to camouflage its hideousness.   The crystal prisms hung on the bottom are u-drops from Gallery 84.

The dining room model is from Lamps Plus, currently retailing for $300.
I wish I had the time to make something nice of this one.   

I installed this one all by myself after watching my husband install another fixture.

The cord covers are made out of scrap linen from my old clothes.
The ceiling medallions are from Lowe's or Home Depot.    I don't like buying from 'big box' stores, but my local hardware store didn't stock them.

These are Home Depot fixtures, $50 each.   The thing is, when you need a light fixture, you need a light fixture.    You can't wait forever for something to show up on Ebay when there's just a hole in the ceiling of a dark room.

This is a $30 candle chandelier from Ebay in our bedroom.

There’s an all-white theme in the near empty house…

…including my little white Maltese dog ZuZu impatiently waiting for us to leave so she can go outside and play!

Until next time, stay shabby! Pin It


Anonymous said...

Beautiful....I could so-o-o-o move in!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

A Cottage Muse said...

So very lovely, peaceful and dreamy!!

ozma of odds said...

...absolutely fabulous!!
There is nothing like crystal chandelier lighting ~ romance at its finest!!
xo, Rosemary

Anonymous said...

Hi, i just love all your beautiful chandeliers!! Your style is everything i love....Kathy

meandering pearl said...

this house is a dream!!! i love how DIY you are!!! loveliest sparkley wishes

Bella said...

Hi Sandy... All the candeliers are gorgeous! I have no luck finding good deals, I think they are too crazy in vogue.. nad I am gonna be forced to dish out the cash. Like you said you can't wait forever & sometimes I feel I have :-)

Have A great weekend,

Gypsy Brocante said...

Dreamy, just dreamy!


Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

You didn't sell the house with all those chandies did you?
I LOVE chandeliers and have them everywhere also but think if I ever sell me house, they will be packed up and up goes the Home Depot lights.

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Sandi,
Your chandeliers are beautiful. I hope you were able to take them all with you to your new home.
Love all the white, how do you keep it so clean..LOL..
Love to you

Mikey said...

One of my biggest regrets in my home is not ripping up the carpet and painting the hardwood floors white before I moved in!!! (The carpet was brand new and everyone said "don't do it" needless to say that is the last time I listen to "everyone"!!!)

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

I admire you for consequence in colouring :) everything's white! I think my imagine will enclose to bedroom :)

Nasheed said...

I saw what you did in NY-times - it was really cool for $3K - hope you get to put in a kitchen soon and find a way so that your husband can stay with you once in a while in the house. But why did you sell your last house?


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