Remember this!? Feisty Mrs. DeLauer delivering the slogan cleverly thought up by Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey --more like McConaughey-hey-hey!) in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Love that movie. I also love the idea of "frosting," oneself with diamonds but I have a budget to think about so my "frosting" is in the way of glass crystals and a DIY chandelier :)
I found this brushed nickel finish 15 light chandelier at the Restore in Richmond:
It was marked $65 with 25% off the price, bringing it down to $48.
And here it is now, F-R-R-R-O-S-Ted:
It is not completely finished yet. I've decided to add glass bobeches. I'll also need more crystals (I ran out for the bottom tier) and one more strand of crystals for the middle tier (so that there are two crystal drapes around the mid-section as well). I really wanted vintage crystals for this project but I needed almost a hundred drops and 11 yards of strands so not only would vintage ones be pricey - albeit most were lead crystal - it would be tricky to find all the same ones. So, I turned to Cristalier. I found them to be most economical and I am impressed with the quality of the crystals, etc. I was also very excited about the fact I could customize my fixture (notice the turquoise drops!?). Should the color palette in the Master Bedroom change, I can always change out the colored crystals with another color. And, maybe someday I will switch out all of these for Swavorski ones :) I'm pretty darn excited about this one though - I have a custom chandelier for under $175 :)
I have some awesome thrifty treasures from this weekend's thrift but I couldn't wait to share the chandy! I'll be back later this week with those.
I'm linking up!
Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Treasures Party
What-About.co, Showoff Friday
What-about.co, Perpetual Parades, Favorite Thrifty Finds
From My Front Porch To Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Thrifty Groove, Thrifty Things Friday
Have a wonderful week!