Wednesday, January 16, 2013


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...

The results...

...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.

Sharing at:

Between Naps on the Porch---Metamorphosis Monday
Coastal Charm---Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style---Wow Us Wednesday
No Minimalist Here---Open House Thursday
From My Front Porch To Yours---Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Picket Fence---Inspiration Friday
Imparting Grace---Grace at Home


  1. Cute and thrifty! Double love there! Don't you just LOVE Thrift Stores? I'm so crazy about thrift store shopping that I'm gonna devote one day a week to thrift store love on my blog "Thrift Addiction Thursday"...haha! Thanks for sharing this lovely creation! I hope to see more of your awesome creations soon! Have a great rest of your week!

  2. Cute project.

    Coming over from Richella's link.



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