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Monday, April 9, 2012

Chandelier Makeover

Now that I've got most of the redesign done for our daughter's room (you can check out the after photos HERE), it's time to turn my attention to the Master bedroom. After all, we all want to end the day in a room that is calm, peaceful and comfortable.

First up was to replace the light fixture.  I knew I wanted the glamour of a chandelier but one without all the fussy crystal chains.  I knew the drops alone would add all the sparkle I wanted.

So who would have guessed this 1960's Schonbek could go from:


To This

So pretty when it's lit up!

The Schonbek  name stands for quality so I knew this diamond in the rough was worth saving.  It was purchased on ebay for a fraction of its true value because some where along the way, it met up with some brownish gold paint and a sponging technique.  

The crystals themselves were perfect, no nicks or chips so all I had to do was buy an $8 can of chrome paint and a bag of chrome-colored crystal connectors.  

I'm thrilled with how it turned out and it looks absolutely stunning in our bedroom.  One thing to remember when restoring vintage lighting is to be sure to have an electrician check the wiring.  Once you've done that, you can customize it to suit your taste in any way you want!
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Unknown said...

Deb, you did an amazing job on that chandelier. Good one!

Katherines Corner said...

Wow! Well done! I have been hoping to find a chandelier for my shabby chic art room.thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo