Friday, October 17, 2008

Bling Bling

A Victorian Cottage Restoration on a tight budget requires some imagination in so many areas.
How can I get away with not spending much money and come up with the look I love?
These chandeliers are nice but I really would love to put a grand prism dripping chandeliers in the long hall. I think an entrance needs that kind of statement. Have you priced them? I will just keep hunting for one at estate sales and auctions. I thought I had found a great chandelier hanging in an auction house only to discover after my winning the bid that the arms had been glued and were broken. I was so happy to have only paid $20 for it. But it was beyond repair so I took the chandelier apart and used what I could on the existing chandliers and this is the result. One day I hope to replace it but for now it gives just a little bling bling and sparkle to the areas. Who knows maybe if I keep adding to it I will have my grand chandeliers for my entrance.


Cottage Diva said...

I thinks it looks great, I had bought some chairs and after I brought them home my some on sat in them and them arm broke come to find out it was glue together. You would never know it was missing any parts.
Looks shabby fabulous!!!!
God will make provision
Be Blessed Sateba

One Shabby Old House said...

Thank you for your kind comments Sateba.

My Petite Maison said...

It looks wonderful. I'd do that, just keep adding to it and when it's just the way you want it, I bet you'll stumble onto the perfect find for a song.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

It's already looking better.

Just A Girl said...

Good morning my Friend!
I think it's perfectly darling as it is. Of course if you wanted to gussy it up a bit you could install one of those molded medallions that fits around the top and paint the details in lovely shabby colors.
I'll have to post a picture of this light fixture I saw in a store the other week. It was humongous and feathery. What fun!
I hope you have a blessed pain free day!

xo Cori

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Becky,
I think your chandelier looks really wonderful now. Great job!

By the way, how did your hubby make out preaching the other day?



Hi Becky,
It looks pretty! I am sure you have but thought I would mention it, have you looked at the lighting at Lowes? They have some really pretty ones that look old. The one in my guest room came from Lowes.

joanie said...

Hi, Becky. The lamp looks a lot better with the bling you added. Love reading your blog and following your home restoration.

Best. Joanie

Debbie said...

Wow! What a difference! Very nice.

Debbie in Florida

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

You did SUCH a great job!! I'm fixing up an old home on a budget and I love finding thrifty ways to make the magic happen. :-)