Thursday, June 23, 2011

If You Search For It, It Will Come


I've been stalking Craigslist for a couple months now looking for a crystal chandelier. I do a search in the morning while I drink my coffee. I might check in again midday and then at least one more time before I go to bed. 

Last week one showed up. It had a bad picture and the description said something like,  crystal chandelier. pretty good condition, missing one lightbulb.



When I went to pick it up the woman seemed shocked that I wanted it.  I admit it didn't look very good, I don't think it had ever been cleaned.  Needless to say, it was covered in dust and grime. It's marked made in Italy and has a nice aged look about it.

So I spent a little time cleaning it up.


It took the place of this DIY makeover chandelier I had in the sunroom.   


Every sunroom/garden needs a little bling right?


What did I pay for this vintage crystal beauty you ask?  $25!


Do you think it's too  much?




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11 comments:

Fabiana said...

What a deal! and it's gorgeous!

ciao from Newport Beach

pve design said...

very classy....now you shall be called my fancy friend.
pve

Karen of Fair Oaks said...

Is it too much? Surely you jest...

Kate said...

Just lovely! My crystal chandelier is one of my favorite things in my home.

the gardener's cottage said...

you are a stalker extraordinaire. i love it! and i love craigslist too. i wish you could see my garden julie. i need to take pictures i guess.

MAGQUEEN said...

beautiful as usual....i need craigslist immediately.

Leslie said...

Hi Julie, the chandelier looks great! It is so sparkly. What a superb find!

Enjoy,
Leslie

My Notting Hill said...

Love it! Stylish & an amazing bargain.

About Last Weekend said...

Think its stunning! You are such a good finder. Perfect. I also love chandeliers in the bathroom and kitchen, never too much bling!

Silver Magpies said...

Love it! Well done Julie.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing all your finds and this is an amazing one. 25 bucks is incredible.

Now where did you get those wicker chairs and can
And you find me some? And do you mind revealing the cost per chair for upholstery? Love the chairs and have two similar ones that could use a new look.

Xo Annie