Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chandelier Makeover [Phase 1]

We bought this chandelier a few years ago at Menard's for less than $50.  I loved something about the color, shape & style; it reminded me of something you'd see in a farmhouse.  I was so excited about this purchase, as it was the first change we made to our first home together.  It moved with us, from house to house.  Though I'm ready for a change & need a little more sparkle, I find myself emotionally attached to this plain Jane chandelier.  I've been thinking of ways to dress it up and the other day, while browsing a local thrift store, I found these [pictured below] pretty glass shades - $1.00 each.   
I had a couple of these pretty glass shades stored [from when I used them as candle holders at June's Junk Gypsy birthday party] but didn't have enough to finish this chandelier.  I was ecstatic when I saw 4 more of these beauts sitting on that store shelf.  Seriously, what are the odds?!  I think it was meant to be...
These shades seem to be more vibrant in person, I can't get my camera to pick up the iridescent sheen on the glass.  They remind me of carnival lights, and I can't pinpoint why.

 & I love how they sparkle when lit up.

So I need your opinion.  What do you think?  Are these really pretty or am I just crazy?  I've been back & fourth on this.  This makeover isn't finished, I'll post the second phase of this project when I get around to it!