Friday, January 29, 2010

A Light Transformation

A few months back my heart skipped a beat when I found this gorgeous chandelier for ten dollars at the thrift store. It looks right at home in our foyer.There was just one problem with updating the foyer light.
The dining room light now looked a little tired and dated.
I love the fixture itself and knew that with just a little transformation it could look fresh and new.
These socket covers can be found where light fixtures are sold. I am drawn to the warm color and the details that resemble a burning candle.
I've used them before on our master bedroom chandelier. It's a simple fix. Simply pull off the old socket cover and replace it with the new---but first measure the length of the existing covers to be sure they'll fit.
The new covers and some pretty crystal (that are actually Christmas ornaments) are all this chandelier needed to give it new life.

22 comments:

Cindy said...

I like the new look of your chandelier. Such a easy and quick fix. My kind of project.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Cindy

Spencer said...

Busy, busy, busy. You have tons of projects to do. You are just as busy as my mom (cottageonmain.) She always is doing something creative.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty and quick! My dining room chandelier is like your before picture as far as bling. I was thinking about looking for some crystals that I could hang on mine.

Gayle said...

So pretty and fresh! Can you tell me where you got the candle sleeves? I had to order some special recently cuz I could'nt find them anywhere - very inconvenient!

Brittanie said...

It looks great! Where did you find those ornaments?!!

Brittanie
www.cupcakeskissesncrumbs.blogspot.com

Treasia Stepp said...

Love the new look of your chandelier.

Bon said...

Beautiful as always!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those are great...I am going to have to look for them...

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Great update on the dining room chandelier. Good tip on the covers. Thanks.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Wow, what a thrifty find!!

~ Sarah

Countrylivn' said...

OOHHH I love it, they both turned out great!

Juicy Christians said...

I really like it! Great job!

Rachel said...

OMG- I have the same chandelier in my dining room (builder's special ;) and I LOVE your improvements!!!! I do have black shades with beaded trim on mine but I love the look of the crystal ornies!!!! FAB IDEA!

Barntiques said...

I have several of these that I will attack when I can get outside to work in the shop. Thanx for the inspiration. Love it!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

that 1st light was a steal, awesome find.

Miss Obara said...

I really like them both! Great find...great idea!

Lissette said...

Simply a beautiful transformation!

Tonya said...

I love the changes! And I love your blog! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Folkman Family of Five said...

The chandeleir's look great! I have one that I found from the thrift shop also that I am working on! I awarded you the "Sunshine Award"! Go to my blog to grab the award and give it to others who inspire you!

Blessed Mama said...

Okay Little Miss Smarty Pants, look at you! It looks amazing. Way to go!

~Hurricane B~ said...

I never would have thought to do that, that is why you are an amazing interior decorator. If I took pictures of a room and sent them to you? Could you give me any tips via the email? Unless you would like to fly out to Belgium and do it person to person.=)

1 Funky Woman said...

Seriously you have one of the best thrift stores ever. The wonderful chairs for your dining room and now the chandelier, Lucky!

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