Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A shabby chandy

This beaded chandy was only hung in my living room a few months ago..
I spotted it in an Etsy shop and fell in love with all the beading and crystals.
Somehow it just didn't seem to do the trick for me in this room~
so I put it for sale back on my Etsy shop.
A blogger bought it!! A blogger I "know" bought it, 
and it will be going to his place soon enough.
So in the meantime I will replace it with a chandy
 I was already working on for my Etsy shop.
This was the Etsy listing for a brass vintage chandy that I purchased.
For those of you who don't know what Etsy is,
 it is a kind of selling place like eBay,
 however everything has to be old or handmade. 
Lots of bloggers have their own little Etsy shops like I do
 and you can usually browse through their stores from a link from their blog.
I got it home and gave it a good cleaning. 
My intention was to add crystals to the 46 holes 
and to paint it white for that light and shabby look.
I purchased 40 crystals and gave them a good soaking in vinegar and hot water.
One of the candle covers was damaged and
 I have ordered 6 new ones, so they match.
I order my parts like that from a place called 
I get my crystals from antique vendors or etsy shops as
 I want the old crystals, not the new formed or plastic ones.
I have to sit down with my reading glasses on and 
use a pair of needle nose pliers and add the crystal drops.
 So here is the chandy all shabbied up~
with lots of sparkling crystals.
Soon to be starring in my living room, 
until the next great chandy comes along...!


  1. I have two similar chandeliers just waiting for me to do something with them and I keep going back and forth on to paint or not to paint. Yours looks very pretty in white though.

  2. I love this new one, Amy! Although, I did love the other one, too, because I never saw anything like it before. Don't you know, that after seeing yours, I started seeing them in magazines! You sound like me ~ reading glasses for everything now!

  3. Ohhhhh, this is going to look soooooooo good!


  4. oh , I loved the older one , so unique! the new one is pretty too.

  5. Its absolutely beautiful! What a lot of work but so worth it. Can't wait to see it hung up in the room.

  6. The chandy is beautiful painted white!

  7. She's a beauty! I think she will look perfect in the room.

  8. Beautiful, Amy! And you have such patience with the crystals!!


  9. I LOVE your chandelier ~ It looks absolutely beautiful! I need to have patience like you :)

  10. Love it Amy, it's more you!


  11. Ooooh Amy I love it! Maybe because it looks bigger? Definitely because it looks more sparkly. I can't wait to see it up!

  12. Ooooh Amy I love it! Maybe because it looks bigger? Definitely because it looks more sparkly. I can't wait to see it up!

  13. I'm so sad I didn't know it was for sale. I loved that thing.

  14. Oh I love vintage chandeliers. You made that little vintage chandy look amazing.

  15. You did a beautiful job sprucing it up and I love the addition of will look great in that room!

  16. SO much love for the white chandelier! I must make my own as well :)
    You are such an inspiration, and I am flattered youve commented on my blog <3

    ♥, Ette

  17. Hey Amy,

    Really love the new(old) chandy and all it's pretty crystals. It is going to look beautiful in your room.

    Lovely restyle always.

    Be well my friend

    Janet xox

  18. It looks wonderful. I bought one in an "attic sale" and painted it white... I can't wait to put it up... But the ceiling needs painting first, how frustrating!


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