I have spent most of the winter hating my new house, and spending the reno budget on emergency repairs.
But I am trying to like it. I really am. So I am tackling the dining room on a shoe string budget-starting with that fabulous 1980's chandelier.
Behold the glory of brown glass. And the polished brass. The room was painted beige, and the brown glass on the chandelier served to make a brown room browner, and smaller. The whole effect left me feeling like the room was dingy all the time.
Unfortunately, it still works.
So it's makeover time. I love the look of this style, and figured I could pull it off, but could not find a source for the shells.
The Hubster has been tearing down the over grown garden in the back yard. It was full of crumbling walls, aged and rotting wood, rebar sticking up at odd angles, and lots and lots of rusted wire fencing.
I took down the light, gave it a quick coat of silver spray paint that I had in the basement, and cut new shades out of the rusty wire. Cutting the wire to size was the hardest part of the project. It wasn't difficult, just tedious, and my hand kept cramping up. I worked on it over the course of two days.
I'd like to look for Edison bulbs to replace the candle stick bulbs, but I have not found the right ones just yet.
All together, I spent $0 on the project. Go me.