Wednesday, March 23, 2011

~VINTAGE LIGHTING and a CHANDELIER MAKEOVER~

 ~FORMAL DINING ROOM CHANDELIER~

This Spring I've decided to do some Chandelier change-out here inside my La Chaumière de Briarwood!  I absolutely adore antique lighting and so when I find something I like better than what I already have I don't hesitate to have my hubbs move the ceiling fixtures around.  Ahh...to have a man with many talents is simply divine! :)  Saves me (and him) more buckeroos than I can say...

Now...don't faint!  That fabulous antique Chandelier you see at the top is NOT going anywhere.  It's my very favorite of all my hanging lights and I'm fairly sure it will stay right where it's hanging for...well, forever!  I love it that much!
 ~VINTAGE CHANDELIER IN FAMILY ROOM~

The light fixture you see above is nowhere near as lovely as the first one, but when I hung it up it was the only one I had and we needed something in order to SEE!!!  It's still pretty...just not fancy and if the truth be told it's just too small and petite for the space.
 ~VINTAGE SHABBY COTTAGE CHANDELIER~

And so~I've decided to change out the light in our family room with this one!  It's not terribly old but it's style fits a bit better into the decor of the room.  It's also larger in size even though it still only have five arms.  I think this is going to be a sweet change.  
 ~CLOSE-UP VIEW~

This fixture was painted out in my favorite cottage white paint and I'm sure it will look heavenly hanging in it's new place!
~VINTAGE CHANDELIER IN BREAKFAST ROOM~

This old Chandelier is another one of my favorites, but again...even though it displays nicely with the previous one (they hang fairly close together), it still just leaves me wanting.
 ~FABULOUS GOODWILL FIND~
($59...Eeeek!)

It's also a tiny bit too small for the room and so you can imagine I was in heaven when I found the one you see above!  This truly romantic find is larger and has one extra arm, too!  I found it at Goodwill and it came with loads and loads of prisms in two sizes!
 ~HAILS FROM THE 1950's or 1960's~

This one will also be painted out with that dreamy and creamy cottage white paint and the old, cracked candle covers will be replaced with new ones!
 ~GREAT OLD PRISMS~
 ~SO ROMANTIC, Too!~

Have you checked eBay lately for vintage lighting?  Oh my gosh...what has happened?  Everything has skyrocketed in price!  Wow!  Makes me even more excited when I snag a truly fabulous find for mere pennies!  I'll spare you the details of my happy dance...just know I am over-the-moon happy with my wonderful, fabulous,
someone-priced-it-too-low
FIND!

Today I'm working on repainting my new lamp and I promise to take pictures and share the final results later this week!  Oh...and for those of you who are wondering about our new French Doors, etc...  The windows for the breakfast room have been ordered (what I saved on the Chandy I spent on new windows...bah!) and they should be here any day.  As soon as they arrive and are installed I promise more pictures of the makeover will be coming your way!

Spring is here!  Fresh ideas.  Deep Cleaning.  Pretty Flowers.  Neighborhood walks.  Sunshine.  Peace.  

Can there be anything sweeter?

Love to you... 
 

22 comments:

stefanie said...

all are gorgeous!!!! its funny how we can find room for just one more!!!!

Mari said...

OH REBECCA WHAT A SCORE :) I LOVE THEM ALL!! AND ONE COULD NEVER HAVE ENOUGH BEAUTIFUL CHANDY'S RIGHT? LOL

XO~MARI

Sharon said...

Hey there Rebecca they are all beautiful...I collect the crystals from old chandliers and hang one in each of my windows just to see the beautiful prisms that come from them. I also have one hanging from my entry way into my sewing room..it is said that all that enter will do so with a clean soul....just beautiful.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Those are all so beautiful Rebecca!... I wish you lived close by and could help me with my decorating... your home is so stunning, I want to live there!!!... love to you... so happy you are having a beautiful Spring day... xoxo Julie Marie

Marilyn said...

Hi Ya'!
I am back to blogging after several months off.
I love chandelier's & have one in the living room. It is one I purchased at Lowe's & aged it etc...
Yours are beautiful!!
Have a nice evening!
Marilyn

Linda said...

You make everything in your home so beautiful Rebecca! What a wonderful place it must be to live.

I always love the music here on your blog too. (smile)

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rebecca,
Simply stunning chandy's!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

You sure got lucky in finding what you like and wanted! Sure enough your 'handy man' will hang them for you perfectly.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Rita said...

Oh Rebecca, your ceiling disks are fabulous as well as your chandeliers. Wow, I am so impressed. I can't wait to see your new French doors as well. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Wow Rebecca, what a find at the Goodwill!! I went to ours the other day and left empty-handed :( All your chandy's are just gorgeous, and I love the ceiling medallions! They just add that "something special" don't they :) Looking forward to seeing pics of the remodel.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi Rebecca, It's so fun to up grade and add new pretties!!!Your home is going to sparkle just a bit more! XO Christie

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

All of them are very pretty.

I was just thinking about your makeover the other day and how that was going. Cant't wait to see it all!!!
Hugs, sue

Lavender Cottage said...

Rebecca, great finds on the chandliers. I like how they turn out when you paint them white.
The ceiling medallions, or whatever they're called are really cool. I've only seen the faux plaster ones you paint in the stores so I'm thinking yours must be antiques.
Judith

Primitive Echoes said...

Wow your lighting is just beautiful. I love the cottage white. A friend was remodeling somewhere and they were replacing the chandeliers and the new one fell and broke. He gave me a huge box of all the Crystals that hang. They are really pretty I just don't know what to do with them and they are in a box in the basement still. Someday maybe.
Kat

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
I'm so envious of your beautiful chandeliers. I think that they make a home very warm, inviting and romantic.

hugs
Sissie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a deal, chandeliers make my heart go pitter patter. It is finds like that , that keeps us thrifting!!

Carol

Theresa said...

Beautiful chandeliers! OLD and RE-newed! Can't wait to see those doors! POST as soon as they are finished THEN send the MAN to fix mine:)

Love to you too Rebecca! HUGS!

Ginger said...

Rebecca your new chandy will be beautiful, I love the white, and with all those crystals I know it will be out of this world.

I am still in love with the chandy I bought from you, it is a thing of beauty. It lives in my bedroom.

Been sick with upper respitory infection this week, but on the mend now I think.

Hugs
Ginger

Carol said...

Oh goodness, the chandelairs are so gorgeous and beautifully accented with the ceiling medallions. I am so memerized by the one in your formal dining area.
That is beyond beautiful.

"Thumper" & the Sachet w/card showed up and now we can really feel that Spring has finally Sprung. All is so ~Beautiful~

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Sharon said...

Your lighting is just beautiful!
I also really like the lg madallion!
God Bless,
Sharon

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey could I please borrow your hubby just for an afternoon. lol
I have had a chandelier sitting upstairs forever that needs hanging!
Wow I would not change the first one either. Their all beautiful. Your just like my girlfriend Sharon she has them in every room of her home even the bathrooms.
Have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

Rita said...

I'be come back and looked several times as those medallions on the ceiling and drooled!

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