Sunday, November 22, 2009

Woo Hoo, look what I found!

Woo Hoo, I am having a great weekend! I found
this chandelier at the fleamarket yesterday! I saw
one months ago and wanted to buy it, but DH didn't
like it, so I didn't get it. He didn't see the potential I
saw, he just saw "brass"...... Anyway, I showed him
Lisa's at "Prims from Above" so he could see what it
would like painted, so then he liked it. I didn't know
it when I bought it that it is by "Ethan Allen" made
of solid brass in Spain..... Boy is it heavy!....I only paid
.........Are ya ready????..............................

.............$20 for it!!! That included the dust!
It also has fancy cream colored shades that I
forgot about, so they aren't in the picture......
I was thinking of painting it a gray/pewter color,
then brushing black on it here and there to "antique"
it some......What do you all think? If I don't like that,
I can always paint it black. Anyone else have any
ideas? They had a simple one in Home Depot, that I
almost bought, but I thought it was too modern looking
for what I wanted, so I am glad I held out to find
something else. This guy had another one that was
bigger, that would have been used in a house with
cathedral ceilings....I don't know how much he wanted
for that one (I didn't ask), since it was too big, anyway.....
Well, I have too many things to do, so my make over
will have to wait a week.....

I forgot that I got an old basket full of large pinecones
to sit by the fireplace, so I will have to take a picture
of that and post it next time for you all to see....

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all are having a
great weekend!

Bear Hugs~Karen


  1. Nice find Karen!!!! Csn't wait to see its makeover!

  2. What a great find!
    I see the potential and am looking forward to seeing yours finished!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. Way to go girl for finding that beauty. It looks just like mine. Yep, I chucked the shades to the trash and gave it a coat of black and it was perfect for me. I found some new candle sleeves that were more prim too, but they aren't very expensive. Have fun making it will be BEAUTIFULLY PRIM!!


  4. wow you got a bargain..I can't wait to see it all done up..;)

  5. Nice find! Hubbies should know that we wives ALWAYS know best! LOL! Can't wait to see it when it's finished! Happy Thanksgiving! ~~Annie

  6. can't wait to see what you do to transform it.. I have not seen Lisa's.. make sure you post pics!


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