Friday, February 1, 2013

I'm just going to go ahead...

I'm just going to go ahead and give myself a pat on the back.

Yeah, I know, that is super self-absorbed. But seeing twice in one week that I saved myself an ass load of money is something to rejoice about.

Earlier this week, we talked about the rocking chair that I scored for 1/10th of the price.

Then, the other day I saw this.


This, is the Eclipse Chandelier over at West Elm.

This is also $249.00

Please, do not get me wrong, this is a beautiful chandelier. I love the sleek design, the bubbled glass and the Edison bulbs. It's beautiful. And in the right space it will bring a beautiful industrial yet rustic vibe along with it.

I however stared at this for quite come time, flabbergasted.

Last year, I hunted forever for something exactly like this that would be under $300. It didn't exist.

That's why I did this.


Doesn't my spray painted Habitat chandelier look amazingly similar? It's not exact, mine is a little more geometric, but it's close enough for me! Especially since I paid a total of $20 for my chandelier and makeover.

Someone call me Sabrina Soto because I am rocking out some High Low projects!

13 comments:

  1. i actually like yours better--- it blows my mind how expensive lighting is!!!

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  2. I like yours better too. I'm surprised that more people don't thrift for light fixtures. It's one of my favorite things to do.

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  3. Go, Sabrina!!! (you asked for it...haha) Seriously, I like yours better...the shape of it is better. And the price!!! Woo Hoo! No way this girl can afford to spend that kind of money on lighting. Sadly, I never seem to find the good stuff at the secondhand stores around here.

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    1. Why thank you! I hit up thrift stores whenever I'm in different towns too- that seems to be how I get a cool mix and a lucky streak. Different towns have different things! Also, try www.shopgoodwill.com :)

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    1. Well you know, it's not birthing a child or anything ;) I think you win this month!

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    2. I like your chandy better. The West Elm would be amazing in a slightly larger place, but yours works better in your dining room!

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    1. You are so sweet. I always enjoy when you comment!

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  6. We've got 3 lights from Habitat/ReBuilding Center (in Portland) in our house. None more than $25, love them all. Glad to have found you through AT--looking forward to coming back.

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    1. Hi Rita! Thank you for click over to us! I hope you keep coming back :)

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  7. I absolutely love your table...oh, and the light fixture is pretty bad ass, too!

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    1. Thank you! Refinishing that table almost killed me.

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