...chandeliers can a girl have? Quite a few! LOL I know that when I first got my Ashwell book, I saw all her darling antique chandeliers. I got a tad intimidated since I was just starting out and have zero! LOL Also I searched high and low and the vintage chandeliers, I saw that each chandelier started at about $300 and went up! LOL Okay so if I am to fashion my home in Shabby Chic style, that means one chandelier per room..okay that adds up! LOL Dh was not about to do that! :)
So, I put my thinking cap on (pink greenbay baseball cap-LOL) and just told myself that in time I would find some nice antique chandeliers to put in my home. Well not only did flea marketing help me find some, some local fleas, estate sales, word of mouth and tag sales, I found all of these in a super awesome price range!! Could you believe the lush ones were very affordable? With crystals too! Yikes what a steal! My favorite are the Italian tole ones..the floral metal ones..those were found at my favorite flea market. Oh and the pink one for our dd, my dad got free from a friend. I added the berry floral shades.
There are also a few more chands in the shabby barn waiting to be brought out and to lighten our rooms. So now every room in our home has a chandelier, including kitchen. How funny is that? LOL And I truly adore the warm glow they give when I walk into each room in our shabby house. Poor DH has had to move them all around in different rooms, which means the power goes off per move, and he is getting really tired of me changing my mind about which room they should go in! LOL He will tell ya that! :)
So see you can do Shabby Chic in a budget if you put that greenbay packer baseball hat (in pink of course) on and head out before brunch or church and see what that local market has to offer! I am a flea market-a-holic and I absolutely love all the goodies I have found over time! :)