June 04, 2012

Revamp A Lamp, Part 2 - My Daughter's Chandelier

When planning my daughter's nursery, I combed through magazine, after magazine, looking for the PERFECT vintage inspired baby haven.  Her room is a compilation of everything that made me go, "aaah!".  I often found myself frustrated with the process, because everything that I liked, everything that editors were using to stage their nursery shoots with, were WAAAAYYYY out of my price range!  So, bound and determined to make it happen, I shopped ebay, craigslist, flea markets, and garage sales... and we made it happen.  This is the chandelier I found for the room on ebay for $20!  I was so excited, because at that price I was landing a chandelier for a fraction of what it would have cost me, even at a big box store!  To "fancy it up" a bit, I added crystals (so cheap at Hobby Lobby) and draped some of my great grandma's costume pearl necklaces around it.  It is PERFECT for a vintage little girl room!  Don't you think?! 

PS- I'm NOW working on covering shades for the bulbs - fabric flowers (found the fabric on sale for .50 a yard) covering chandelier shades (found them at a garage sale - 5 for $5.00). 

Have a great week, and GO REVAMP A LAMP!


  1. You are very much a girl after my own heart. I love that you created something beautiful for a fraction of the cost, that is one of a kind, for your daughter's nursery. I can't wait to see what else you do to it!

  2. Yes! A revamped lamp is just the thing! The embellishments make a statement and think how much more you will enjoy your time in that room with this addition. Nice work.

  3. Your revamped lamp is wonderful! Great job. I'm your newest follower. You have a lovely blog!

  4. Cindy thank you for signing on as a follower..hope u can stop by now and then. Dont forget to visit Heather over at her blog Stringtown Home http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com
    It's great to see all the youthul energy and talent there.
    Brundidge, Alabama


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