Okay, so do any of you remember this little light fixture that I got last summer for just $4 at one of my favorite thrift stores?
Yeah, not very awe inspiring, but I liked it and it was only $4. It sat on my bedroom floor for several months as I was planning on fancying her up a little before hanging her in the master bedroom. Finally, after the hubs pushing me to get the thing off the bedroom floor, I went ahead and had him install it in the master bedroom as is.
Not bad, but I still had plans to do a little something with her.
I took a trip to Garden Ridge around Christmas time and while I was there I found this cute beaded garland, with two different size beads. I got all 9 foot of it for just $3.99.
I knew the minute I saw it, that it was just what I needed to pretty up my little chandy. I also found 4 large glass teardrop beads for $1 at a local thrift shop...which would be the perfect finishing touch.
and then I procrastinated....waited....dawdled....and waited some more....then the other day I got a sudden burst of energy.
I got out the ladder and the hot glue gun and went to work. I took the little lamp shades off and glued some beads here and a little more there...
...this OH.SO.CUTE beaded chandelier. So frenchy!! Looks like a million bucks doesn't it? The total cost for this little gem...$9. Can't beat that! I just love how it turned out. Now let's see a little BEFORE and AFTER shall we...
Not bad! Not bad at all!!! This just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money for nice decor.
This was a super easy and inexpensive project with great results. You should try this yourself. If you have an old jalopy of a chandy and are thinking about replacing it, why not try sprucing it up a bit first. You might just find that you love your old chandy again and you could save yourself A TON of money.
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