Thinking of Getting Shabby Chic Chandeliers?

It is the dream of every homeowner to have a chandelier to beautify the interior of their houses. Unfortunately, most of the elegant styles of chandeliers that are being sold in the market today are exorbitantly priced and are beyond the meager budget of average homeowners. However, because of the continuing demand for reasonably priced chandeliers, this had led to the development of a new style that is both trendy and affordable. We are talking about the shabby chic chandelier

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Introducing the Shabby Chic Chandeliers

As an interior design style, the term “shabby chic” refers to furniture or furnishings that display signs of age or wear and tear. Some shabby chic items originally started out as brand new and in pristine condition, but were deliberately damaged, tarnished or stained to give them that distressed appearance. However, you should not mistake an antique for a shabby chic furnishing. This is especially true for chandeliers. Unlike antique chandeliers that have an old, elegant, and sometimes gaudy, appearance, shabby chic chandeliers are simple and minimal in design and have a distinct feminine appeal.

Shabby Chic Chandelier Base and Mounting

Shabby chic chandeliers have either stainless steel or brass- or silver-coated iron bases. The embellishments, however, are made from a variety of materials, such as glass, porcelain, paper, and plastic. One popular type of shabby chic chandelier has tiny lampshades covering each light bulb. These lampshades come in many designs, and the homeowner could even order new styles as replacements for faded or torn shades or as alternates for special occasions. Some shabby chic chandeliers are adorned with whimsical molded glass or plastic flowers, geometric shapes, and playful animal figures.

Shabby chic chandeliers are also unique when it comes to mounting. While most shabby chic styles follow the ceiling mounting or installation of the traditional chandeliers, other styles have the lighting fixture mounted to a tabletop or wall.

The Price of a Shabby Chic

The cost of shabby chic chandeliers is dependent upon several factors, including size, the materials it is made from, and the design. While there are reasonably priced chandeliers, some creative homeowners have decided to make their own shabby chic chandeliers from old chandeliers or other busted lighting fixtures. This is accomplished by painting the base chandelier frame in the color that fits the room motif. Popular colors include white, ivory, blue or light pink. Lampshades for the chandeliers’ bulbs are handmade from colorful paper or fabrics. Other adornments come in the form of imitation crystals, beads, ribbons or feathers.

Some homeowners buy the cheapest chandelier that they could find. Sanding the chandelier frame in certain spots and creating stains on the embellishments help to transform these “ordinary” lighting fixtures into eye-catching shabby chic showpieces.

Explore the many varieties and styles of shabby chic chandeliers in your local light stores and online chandelier retail sites. You are sure to find a light fixture that meets your personal tastes and your budget. Or if you really want to save on big bucks, why not design your own shabby chic chandelier from old lighting fixtures and other items in our home?