My Thoughts on Chandeliers

I recently found this website through Averill over at  Odi Et Amo.  She did a wonderful post on unexpected websites with great finds.  She mentioned this site as a spot for inexpensive chandeliers, and it did not disappoint.  I took a peek and look what I found.

French Traditional Chandeliers

I simply can not get over these prices.  Also, if you are questioning the quality, you have not looked around lately for fixtures.  Most, unless they are true antiques, have a similar look.   

$179.00
http://www.spectrumhome3.com/PurchaseItem.aspx?ChandelierID=32&SpecialTableID=36&Pieces=Chandelier&Name=Wrought%20Iron&sku=A7-C/3033/5&description2=Spectrum

This one looks so similar to my current dining room chandelier, it's scary.
$194.00
http://www.spectrumhome3.com/PurchaseItem.aspx?ChandelierID=977&SpecialTableID=48&Pieces=Chandelier&Name=Country%20French&sku=A83-443/6&description2=Spectrum

I found my chandelier in a local antique shop and paid much more than this for it [suffice it to say, the chandelier was my home purchase for the year].  While mine is a 12 light version, and they have the above fixture in a 12 light version for $327.00 - yes, I said, $327.00.

But, you be the judge.  Here is a picture of my chandelier - at this very moment I have a metallic taste in my mouth, very bitter flavor.

Also, if you like the silicone dipped bulbs that look like a flame in my chandelier, I have a source for these, just email me! They are a great option if you don't want to do shades.

Here is a comparable fixture from one of my favorite sites that is usually known for pretty good deals.  It has, at present, been blown out of the water.

$1,650.00 (12 light version)
http://www.shadesoflight.com/large-favorite-french-crystal-chandelier-12-light.html

This one is a bit more "drippy" with crystals, but if you like that kind of thing, the price is right!  
Modern Glam

I don't have a comparable for this one, but I love the look of it.  It has a "hollywood regency meets pagoda" vibe.
$99.00 (under $100.00 !!)
http://www.spectrumhome3.com/PurchaseItem.aspx?ChandelierID=120879&SpecialTableID=69&Pieces=&Name=Empire%20Style&sku=J10-GOLD/742/3&description2=

Another very taste specific look at a great price.
$196.00
http://www.spectrumhome3.com/PurchaseItem.aspx?ChandelierID=45759&SpecialTableID=&Pieces=CHANDELIER&Name=Under%20300&sku=A46-BLACK/3/490/5&description2=A46-BLACK/3/490/5%20Murano%20Venetian%20Style%20JET%20BLACK%20CRYSTAL%20CHANDELIER

Very chic modern fixture that would look great in the right space.
$297.00
http://www.spectrumhome3.com/PurchaseItem.aspx?ChandelierID=46642&SpecialTableID=&Pieces=CHANDELIER&Name=Under%20300&sku=A7-518/11&description2=A7-518/11%20Gallery%20Modern%20/%20Contemporary%2011%20LIGHT%20CRYSTAL%20LIGHTING%20PENDANT


Compared to this one. 
$398.00


In fairness, I am not crazy about the wrought iron at the top of this fixture.  It doesn't seem to go with the rest of the fixture.  But this may not be an issue for you, especially for the price.
$249.00
http://www.spectrumhome3.com/PurchaseItem.aspx?ChandelierID=45707&SpecialTableID=&Pieces=CHANDELIER&Name=Under%20300&sku=A9-604/3&description2=A7-604/3%20Country%20French%20CHANDELIER%20Chandeliers,%20Crystal%20Chandelier,%20Crystal%20Chandeliers,%20Lighting

Similar one.
$498.00


Wall Sconces

A pair of these would be so pretty in a powder room on either side of the mirror.  They have a frenchy feel to me.
$54.00
http://www.spectrumhome3.com/PurchaseItem.aspx?ChandelierID=30919&SpecialTableID=70&Pieces=WALL%20SCONCE&Name=Wall%20Sconces&sku=A81-208/2&description2=


I think lighting is one of those items that you can find less expensive options without sacrificing on the overall look of the room.  You just have to do a little work to find the deals!

1 comment:

  1. I used the first listed chandelier in my daughter's bedroom redesign...I purchased it for $99 from Gallery84. Stop by and check it out and say hi!

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Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.