New Dining Room Chandelier!


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For some time now I have been drooling over this chandelier at Ballards. The Claire for $399.00.  But the price???? Not so much. It’s not terrible expensive in the lighting world but there wasn’t really anything wrong with my old one.


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Here is my old one.  It came with the house when we moved in 9 years ago.  I didn’t LOVE it, but I didn’t hate it either. So I continued to drool.


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And then I spotted this  chandy on Ebay.  I hardly ever go on Ebay, something just said GO! So I did.

And I found this chandelier originally from Home Depot. It is the Hampoton Bay six arm Tuscan Chandelier in Copper originally $369.00.  The Cost on Ebay? $150.00!!!!  Now I know it isn’t exactly the same chandy as the one from Ballards, but it is one that is less than half the price of Ballards. I good with that!

I couldn’t wait to get it.  I was a little worried about the color. Copper?  I was hoping that it was more like the photo on-line and be closer to a dark oil rubbed bronze.  And it was!  Woo Hoo!  Only one issue with it.  The “candle” sleeves. In the on-line photo they are white.


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These are what came with the chandy. They looked like something that should have been on a chandy in a slasher movie.  Eeewwww!  Too yellowed. And the antiquing?  A purplish black. Ummm… NO! But that was an easy fix.


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Spray paint!  I quickly tossed them into my small paint booth ( a box ) and gave them a light coat of white.  MUCH better!


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Here is what my new chandelier in the dining room looks like.  Pinch me!!  I LOVE it.  This room is finally shaping up.  Now if I can just find a rug that makes my heart sing like the chandelier…….


Until next time!


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