Thursday, October 22, 2009

He lights up my life....

We had friends downstate who were antique dealers,
They sold there home and moved to Florida!
A younger couple had bought their home and took down all the light fixtures
{they didn't want that "old junk" in their home}
They had a yard sale and had all the light fixtures marked $2.00 each!
I said ,before I even got close to them "I'll take them all!"
Everyone at the sale looked at me like I was nuts I had'nt even gotten close enough to look at them yet!!!!
I know a deal when I see one!


This is the before of just one of the light fixtures

This is the after...
hubby hung it in the "Princess suite" for me!

We have lived here for 6 years and I have been bugging him to hang all those vintage lights for me... finally one went up yesterday!
I have 3 more similar to this one and 6 chandeliers {yes 6}
I want one in every room! :-)

Have a blessed day
Hugz,
Dolly

28 comments:

Dolly said...

I know some of you might gasp because I painted an antique fixture shame on me...
I spray painted it and painted the roses on because the brass was just too gaudy for that room!

The princess suite is just a few posts back if you want to see it!!!

Smiles,
Dolly

Marilyn said...

It is beautiful!! I can only imagine what it looks like for real.... Don't you just love a bargain?!?!?!?
Love,
Marilyn

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Dolly, it is beautiful!! I love that you painted it, it looks perfect! I am so glad you bought all of those lights, they are beautiful and they belong with someone that will love them!
Big Hugs,
Amy

Lori said...

DOLLY!!! that is JUST gorgeous!!! what a stunning transformation...you really ELEVATED that light fixture...i don't blame you one bit for painting it...it is lovely!!!

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Dolly you lucky girl. You found treasures for sure and it's a shame that younger people have no idea what they are giving up. Maybe one day they will look back on this and say "what did we do", but then again, probably not. You did great by painting them, that is gorgeous!!! Char

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Mercy me! It's adorable! ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow! Score! I think the fixture looks much better painted but you just can't get that kind of detail in new fixtures. It's beautiful. Now have hubby put the rest up so we can see them:>)

Obe's said...

Lucky you!!
A bargain and beauty to boot!!
Love when that happens.
Diane

Denise said...

My goodness, the light fixture looks amazing!

XXDenise

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is so gorgeous. What a thrill that you got it. It would be a shame to have such a lovely fixture thrown in the trash. You did a beautiful job. Hugs, Marty

Coastal Sisters said...

This is just beautiful! I would have painted it too!

LuLu~*xoxo

MJ said...

Oh, wow ... you sure got a great deal on those fixtures!! And I like them spray painted!! :-)

Jacqueline said...

You are one smart Dolly Girl. I'm not gasping at what you did, I think its fabulous! Great buy!

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

scrumptious lights and a bragain.Hi Miss Dolly.off to look at teh princess suite,

GWENDOLYN said...

You have done a great job with the lights. so shabby chic! love it!
Blessings!
Gwen

Julie Harward said...

OH MY GOODNESS...these are so beautiful and what a deal..can't beat that can you..you are a very lucky lady!
Come say hi :D

Angi said...

So very, very cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by! My little Baby Bee thinks your princess room is too sweet (I do too). Can't wait to come back again.

Sandy said...

WOW....absolutely beautiful!!!!! I am amazed at people who can transform things like this! Job well done, I will be anxious to see the rest of the before and after's of the fixtures!
http://521lakestreet-sandy.blogspot.com

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Dolly, LUCKY YOU! Wouldn't it be great if all the antiques were considered "junk"! Wouldn't we all have a field day!!! Yaaa Hooo!
Congratulations on your find, and I love the painted light! Very pretty! Have a great week...
xoxo
Marilyn

Cathy said...

I love your light fixture...it looks so great painted and perfect in it's new home!!!

I popped over to become a follower of your blog...I thought I had already done so!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Beautiful!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Dolly what a deal you got on those pretty pretty light fixtures!! It looks so pretty with your creative touches to it! Good for hubby that he got one up!!!

blessings
mary

catieann said...

oh dolly
your light fixture redo is wonderful you have to make your stuff the way YOU like it---and I like it!! so pretty
catie

Jasmine said...

It looks much nicer. Have fun wit the chandeliers.

Alison Gibbs said...

Dolly it looks fabulous
Isn't there a saying 'everything comes to those who wait'!! Well you waited and waited and yay it came and looks sensational
Alison

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Dolly,
Its just lovely and so perfect. Did you paint the flowers, if so you did a wonderful job. It really looks pretty! I also love lights I have them hanging and on tables all over the house. I just can't help myself either. As a matter of fact I just bought two more the other day from a garage sale.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Mary said...

Hello Dolly, Well...I would take that Old Junk any day:) I know it looks so cute in your pink room.
I received my precious cupcake box today:) I love it. Thank You so much. If you stop by, scroll down a little and you will see some cupcakes in my kitchen:) Thank You again and have a great day. Hugs,Mary:)