Thrift Store Bling

I thought it would be fun to join Freckled Laundry's Bling Party, by showing you my thrift store candelabra make-over.


I found this cool candelabra, dripping with crystals, at the thrift store, for $8.99. I couldn't resist bringing her home. (you just know she's a girl!)

The first thing I did was remove all the crystals and clean them. It was actually FUN cleaning them and watching them start to sparkle. Out of the 20 crystals only one is missing. I thought that was pretty good.


Next I painted her white and added some pale gray to the raised areas. Some of you may not agree with painting this piece, but my theory is, anything from a thrift store is fair game!

Here she is with her new white coat and shimmering crystals.


I surrounded her with some mercury glass pieces for a little extra sparkle.

So very girly girl!

Here she is plugged in. The little light bulbs cost almost as much as the candelabra.

freckled laundry


22 comments:

  1. very pretty bling indeed! It looks so nice in your sweet little vignette!
    gail

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  2. oh, its gorgeous!!! i want to find some bling!

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  3. It's so pretty! Love it white. I've never seen one of those before...i'm gonna have to keep my eye out. Great Job!

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  4. I love it! She is so beautiful and sparkley!! great find and great price!!!

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  5. I can't see why anyone would complain about painting this. It was unwanted and you've made it beautiful. Well done!

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  6. Hi Lisa,
    I can't believe you found that for so cheap!! Lucky girl!! The little vignette is totally adorable. I haven't been out thrifting forever.....need to do that :)

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  7. I love it painted white! She's a beauty alright!

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  8. Great transformation! I love how it all looks together!

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  9. What a find! I love it painted white. It's beautiful and the right touch of bling! Looks so pretty with your mercury glass and potted white plant in the white pot. I love that little bird you have there!

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  10. Hi Lisa,
    I love your candlelabra and I love it painted white.

    So pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. She is beautiful Lisa:) What a bargain and I certainly think you did the right thing in painting her!! GORGEOUS!! Wishing you a wonderful week. Hugs ~ Tina xx

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  12. Hi Lisa :)
    I have that same white pot!! Your vignette sure is pretty~ love your candlabra.. I'm looking for a good deal on one, too! Thanks for the comment!
    Hug -- Lara

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  13. You took that sweet lil' gal from dated to dreamy. It's a shabby chic, sparkly dream. Jealous. Thank you so much for sharing and linking it up to my party, Lisa. I truly appreciate it. Loving your vignette with the burlap memo board. Yum.

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  14. it is beautiful! I love the whole vignette. I don't think I've ever used the term vignette before.

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  15. Yes siree...she is definitely a girl and a beautiful one after you finished giving her a makeover!

    I love the crystals...you can tell they are old because of the color of the wires. The new ones are usually screaming bright gold. The crystals alone would have cost more than the whole lamp at an antique mall.

    Great job!
    Rhonda

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  16. What a great girly find! I love that you painted her white. Perfect...

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  17. Absolutely lovely, your paint treatment has made a new woman out of her!!

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  18. What a great find! Love it. With Joy, Carey

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  19. Oh, so beautiful!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow
    xo

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  20. ooh nice find!! I love that candelabra!

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  21. Stumbled on your cute "bling" piece from an old post from The Freckled Laundry today, and want to tell you, I think "she" is splendid! :)

    Smiles from NW Illinois,
    Suzanne

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