17 August, 2010

From Glum to Glam!!

I was browsing CL Sunday afternoon and came across a listing for a Chandelier.
There was no picture, and the description left a lot to be desired.
Has glass or crystal-$20.
It was close by, so I took a quick look at it and offered the guy $15.
Sold!
When I got it home, I took it out of the box and saw it was really dirty. Years of dust dirty. The box made a quick trip to the trash after I looked through all the old paper for loose crystals.
There weren't many pieces of crystal, but there was a boatload of dead crickets!
Disgusting!

I took all the crystals off and cleaned, and cleaned...
Who knew it could take so much time to clean!




This was a lot of fun to see what a little elbow grease could accomplish.









Not too shabby!
She now resides in the Dining Room.
ann marie

13 comments:

  1. Your chandelier is gorgeous....Kathy

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  2. I can handle a few crickets if there is treasure involved!! She's a beauty!

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  3. Oh my word, this is stunning. I love it. What a fabulous find. Well worth all the work. Hugs, Marty

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  4. I guess the seller had no elbow grease available - good thing you were willing to expend a little! It is a beautiful piece.

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  5. Oh how I love this. What a great deal. It's beautiful. I would love to find something like this.

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  6. Wow!!! What a treasure. You found a grat deal there-even though it involved a lot of dirty work. Perfect piece! Diana

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  7. Gosh! That thing looks huge!!! It's so pretty too!! Great find! Except for the nasty crickets! Eww!

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  8. for $15 and now it is look like more than that price...what a good idea. Awesome work, I like.

    Cheers
    yuz

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  9. what a deal and what a beauty!

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  10. Wow...just beautiful!! I love CL and the finds that are just waiting for a new home! Cleaned up great!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  11. beautiful!! now that's a deal!
    thank you so much for the link!!

    joan

    p.s. I'm going to do a post soon about fabulous wax candle covers that you might be interested in.... I'll try to remember to send, but if not keep an eye out!

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  12. LOVE your chandy and yes it was worth all the elbow greece!

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