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Lighting in our homes is a very important element, both decor-wise and practicality-wise. I'm constantly on the lookout for lighting ideas for my entryway and master bedroom and I found these two great projects.

A newly discovered blog, Flea Market Trixie, blew me away with this chandelier.  She found this old brass chandelier for 5.00 at a garage sale. A bit of acrylic paint and crystals turned it into FABULOUS!  Visit her site for full details of this transformation. http://www.fleamarkettrixie.com/2010/06/painted-chandelier.html


$5.00 Garage Sale Chandelier


From garage sale purchase to elegant chandelier! What a lovely bedroom.

Inspired by Pottery Barn is what first caught me eye about this project! The Hand Me Down House  purchased a hanging lamp for $15.00 from a Craigslist ad and transformed it into a Pottery Barn look-alike which retails for $269.00 in their catalog. Well done!!  The before photo looks so much like my ugly entry light, which I've been yearning to replace, that this project is now on our official to-do list. Full project details: http://thehandmedownhouse.blogspot.com/2010/06/pottery-barn-inspired-chandelier.html.


The Craigslist "before" lighting fixture
 

Transformation complete! Isn't it wonderful?

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10 comments:

  1. My goodness! What a transformation! I am going to visit The Hand Me Down House and see how they did it. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    ~ Tracy

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  2. Wow! I LOVE the light fixture. SUPER cute way to revamp an old piece. I'll check it out...

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  3. Hey Sally Lee, thanks for popping by my blog! Mind if I tiptoe through yours for a bit?

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  4. Beautiful inspiration! Love that bedroom! Thanks for visiting me over at my blog! Nice to "meet" you :) What a sweet little blog you have here!

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  5. Thanks so much for featuring my project!! You are too sweet!

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  6. Thanks Sally for featuring my chandelier project!
    I love the light fixture that Amanda did from the Hand Me Down House,it's an amazing transformation.

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  7. that bedroom is GORGEOUS!!! i love it! i actually have the same duvet cover in white. :)

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  8. Wow!!! What fantastic projects!!! It is so cool when people find something at a garage sale or Craigs List...and turn it voila...into something TERRIFIC!! Great Stuff!!

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  9. Lighting. So darned expensive and nothing I'm crazy about. I think I'll live in the dark whilst I peruse the second shops and find just what I want and then fix it up. Your light looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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