Monday, February 24, 2014

Practicing Thriftcraft!

Hello All!

We are working on the craft room but it's a process!  The crown molding is up and the flooring will go in this weekend if the weather cooperates.  In the meantime, I wanted to share the light fixture that's going in there.  A few weeks ago, I saw this at Class and Trash:

It's the kind that has glass arms!  It was taken out of a home in Northern Virginia during demolition.  It needed a good cleaning, new wiring, a little paint, and new crystals.  Dan and I got busy and took it apart:

It made me a little anxious to take it all apart.  Look at all those glass pieces!

Plus, all the hardware pieces:

My part was easy--cleaning and painting--but Dan took on the task of rewiring it.  He showed me how it's done.  Yeah, I'll need a few more classes before I'll feel comfortable doing it on my own ;)  Here it is now:

The champagne-colored crystals came from Shabby Elegant Designs.  I kept the vintage prisms and will use them either on another project or as ornaments on my Christmas tree.  I love the look of blue opaline also and gave those a try:

Also gorgeous!  But when I painted the room --Bravo Blue by Sherwin Williams--the blue just blended into the walls.  Based on the other color/design choices for the room made the champagne crystals my next choice.  Once I saw the on the chandelier, there just wasn't any other choice!  (sneak peak alert! :)

I'm linking up!

Coastal Charm, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No. 201
Elizabeth & Co., Be Inspired Features and Link Party #107
From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday, #145

Have a great week,


  1. Gorgeous! You did a wonderful redo job...quite an upgrade!

  2. The chandelier is gorgeous! How on earth were those curvy clear hollow arms blow? You all were brave to take it apart to clean and rewire but the fabulous results were well worth it. Can't wait to see the rest of your craft room now.