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Monday, November 28, 2011

Birdcage Chandelier

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and shopped and ate to your hearts content!

Ok – I saw the Restoration Hardware versions of birdcage chandies and OH! how I love them!!  But way outta my price range!!!  I wondered how I could create something similar.  Hmmm, then I remembered I had two birdcages, a small bamboo one and a large brass one on a stand.  At first I thought I’d just add some Christmas white lights inside the cages…but I really loved the chandelier on the inside.  What to do, what to do…and I didn’t want to pay $200 for a mini-chandy - so I thought I’d just run down to Lowe’s and see what they had to choose from.  SCORE!!!  They had one on clearance because someone had returned it…$99 marked down to $32!  YAY!  Now I could try creating one of my own…

Here’s Restoration Hardware’s versions:
birdcage lights room

birdcage restoration hardware 1

And here’s mine…not as sparkly and glamorous, but it’ll work for this southern girl!  And the best part is it cost less than $75!!  The vintage brass birdcage was a find from an estate sale last summer - $40; the Lowe’s clearance chandy - $32!!  I still have to wire it to fit an outlet, but I think you can picture it.  What do you think?!

birdcage chandy full view
birdcage chandy top view
 birdcage chandy hanging
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  1. oh so PRETTY!!!!!! Why did I pass up those little chandeliers in Ikea last week while in Chicago?! Dumb me!

  2. Oh this is super cute! Please come by and share this at my linky party going on today at The Inspired Collection! Hope you will stop by!


  3. Love these Birdcage Chandeliers and great job on the $75.00 "knock-off". Find small chandeliers and other great vintage/cottage chic items at

  4. Totally cool. I was so impressed that I featured it tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful. Thanks so much for linking up.

  5. Yup! You're like me: a good, decent knock off might not be exact, but when you look at the price comparison, it'll do just fine! Well done!

    I'm doing some light fixture shopping myself. Found a $322 fixture that's cool...but also too much for my budget. Then I found a vintage 80's fixture that looks oddly similar for $20! Hmmmm... I wonder which one I'll probably buy..LOL!

    Love your new fixture!

  6. I found everything I could find on the subject of bird cage paper and candle holders made from wrought iron. It took me a while to get everything together, but in the end it was well worth the time and effort.


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