Tuesday, July 15, 2014

{ Vintage Swag Chandelier Update }

What a fabulous weekend it was here in the north! It was filled with adventures with our niece both inside & outside. We took her to the Henry Ford Museum & decided after to pack up the beach bag & take a dip in the pond! The weather was gorgeous & the water was definitely clear & sparkling!! The weekend was also filled with little home updates & a surprise  new { old } mini barn/shed! I mentioned in a few post back I had acquired some new vintage treasures,one being a vintage crystal chandelier. This weekend after our adventures my dad popped over & hardwired the chandelier for me!! This is somewhat a DIY ,but lets be honest I DID NOT hard-wire this vintage beauty myself! After my dear dad took his Sunday to wire this beaut ,my loving husband finished roping the wire & moving the swag light a zillion times for his 'pesky' wife he-he! The finished  outcome was more then I could have ever wanted & only cost us a few slices of pizza for payment ! We had a chandelier in our condo I was obsessed with.This house unfortunately had recessed lighting in the dining room. My mom made our cute ' just for looks' white chandelier from scratch . I loved that chandelier &  being able to switch out the candle sticks & of course  sad to see it go!! The new vintage chandelier sparkles & is so bright it makes up for it though{kinda} Stay tuned to see where our old chandelier ends up ;)!! 

{ Before }

My poor man working hard after a LONG weekend of fun & adventures! 

{ After }

I spray painted the black medallion I had, & then screwed the vintage little medallion into the middle of the larger one. I used a brown hammered color { spray paint} & it was a pretty close match to the metal !
The crystals are gorgeous anytime of day when the light catches them!

Day picture
Late afternoon pic

Another late afternoon pic



This chandelier is over 50 years old & was formally in a Bed & Breakfast! My parents picked it up for under $10! With a little lighting kit from Home Depot for $18 & some handy men,it's my new favorite vintage piece!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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