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!