I HAVE A NEW DINING ROOM CHANDELIER! TA DA!!! So excited!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spray paint! I quickly tossed them into my small paint booth ( a box ) and gave them a light coat of white. MUCH better!
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…….