Monday, July 12, 2010

Chandelier Upgrade

I am so excited, I found a chandelier! I was actually looking for one for the beach condo but found  one for my foyer at home.

This is what I have up now,a brass, builders grade fixture.

I can't believe I was lucky enough to find this at Goodwill. It is new. The owner had actually attached the bill of sale along with the lifetime warranty to it. Original purchase price was $239 and Goodwill had tagged it $124. There was also a note that someone had written 1 of 3 pieces.After inquiring and a great deal of searching on the employees part, bless her heart, she came up with 2 more boxes.

 The first box included the candle covers for these strange looking "thingys".

And the last box included the glass candle covers, the chain and all of the "parts" I guess no one had inquired
about the other parts
It was week 24 which meant it was1/2 off of the Goodwill price
I was so excited...I couldn't wait to get it home

Mr. Vintagesouthern did not share my excitement however because we have a two story foyer.However he
did get it hung while I  watched and gave my unwanted advice.I tried to be a good electrician's helper and even kept my phone close by  in case I needed to call 911. We are both glad this job is complete and without injury or divorce!
 I see the picture behind him will have to come down so I can darken the frame up but survival instinct tells me
today is not the day!
and finally...

 Here she is in all of her glory!

One last thing, a tip about thrift store shopping. Don't just browse, Dig! You never know what you will unearth. I knew an owner that was that detailed would not send half of a light fixture.

P.S. I have plans for the light that came down but that will be another adventure.
Thanks for stopping by and y'all come back!


  1. That is a very unique light and I just love the old world look of it. The picture will look better darker and can't wait to see it finished!! Gotta love those husbands that can do anything but would like to choke us when we say we need something done!!!! lol

  2. Great find and looks like it fits the space better than the old one. Aren't we lucky to have such handy husbands? :)

  3. Oh it's just gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog this following you now too. Your blog is wonderful!

    Have a beachy day...

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

  4. Hi, Annette, thanks for coming by & saying hello & for your nice comments. It has been a long time ago that GI was all together. They are still going, but I just don't have a lot of time for more these days. I enjoy blogging so much, it's been a lot of fun for me. I hope you'll come & Follow my blog too!

    What a great light fixture, congrats on that find!

  5. Looks like it was made for your foyer!

  6. Hi Annette...what a great light fixture...I sort of cringed when I read $124. at Goodwill and then had a sigh of relief when I read you only paid half that price...Good for you for asking about the missing looks wonderful and your hubby looked like a real pro up on that ladder...but did he make you hold it the whole time he was up there like my husband would have done....

  7. Sue, LOL! I didn't have to hold it because I couldn't reach it.I was even afraid to walk under it!

  8. I LOVE ITTTTTT! So much better!!! Too cute!!! And what a steal (I hope you used a Goodwill discount card too!!) I have never seen the fake drippy glass wax toppers before, what a great touch!! you got yourself a deal!! <3

  9. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I really like the new chandilier. What an improvement!

  10. Love the new light in the foyer...100% better look. Make sure hubby reads the comments to he knows how important he is to you! Not all woman have a great handyman around to do crazy things for their womenfolk.

  11. You hit the mother lode! It is amazing.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week! La

  12. You lucked out on that fixture. It is very pretty and at a great price. Looks very nice in your home.

  13. That looks beautiful there! A huge improvement from the previous one!

  14. WOW what a great find!! It was meant to be yours!!

    And I am loving my blue table and that turquoisey color too!! I am going to go poke around your blog now =)

  15. Holly, glad to have you. Come back anytime!

  16. Oh, wow! How nice it looks! And what a deal! Good for you to keep looking! I chuckled at the interaction between electrician high up on a ladder and his helpful assistant. Been there before :)

    So nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, ldh

  17. I love, love the new light fixture! Much better than Ole' brass! :)

  18. What an amazing find!!! It fits perfectly! Good job!

  19. What a Find, I love it Looks amzing.. Amazing what some people get rid of..
    Lucky Girl...
    I am a new follower, so Ill be back over to see more of your finds-transformations

  20. What a great score. It looks terrific. You are a wise woman to wait before asking dear hubby to return up that ladder!

  21. What a great find! We're so glad you joined us for another great Anything Related party!

  22. What a great find! It looks beautiful in your space! Lucky girl!



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