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Closet Chandeliers

Chandeliers - they're not just for dining rooms anymore. And they're not all made of crystal and gems. You can find them in just about any color or size these days - little mini ones for small rooms (think downstairs powder room) and cute frilly girly ones with bows and beads (think tween girl room).

I love the new trend of chandeliers being used in any room of the house - the informality of what has always been seen as such a formal home accessory. They are showing up in bathrooms, baby rooms, screen-porches - even closets! My mother-in-law recently downsized to a beach home, and no longer has a formal dining room. There was no place to put her crystal antique chandelier, so she decided to hang it in her walk-in-closet! My son's nursery had a small chandelier in it I purchased from Home Depot for only $40 and it added that extra little something magical to his room (especially with the dimmer switch).

A search on the local Craig's List brought up 104 chandeliers for sale - and most of them around $30. A majority of them are brass light fixtures popular in the 80s and 90s. All you have to do is sand the fixture a little and apply a couple of light coats of spray paint and you've got a wonderful addition to ANY room!


  1. What a great idea!! Thanks for the info!!

  2. Oh, I loooove chandeliers! I can't wait to put some in my next home!!!

  3. we've already purchased a nursery chandelier. and if our bathroom had a place for it, i'd totally put one there, too.

  4. If only my closet was big enough to handle a chandelier. What a great idea!!

    PS: I left you a little bloggy goodness on my blog.

  5. YOU are a genius!

    I always see the hideous brass ones and overlook them.... but NOT anymore!

    ty for the fab idea!

  6. I would absolutely DIE to have a chandelier in my closet! Or, rather to have a closet big enough for one to begin with, ha! And I hope that the popcorn ceiling situation is going well!

  7. I loooove that you posted this! I'm one of the many who dream of a room-sized closet one day, complete with a fab chandelier! Love the pics you chose, totally swooning.

    Hope all is well! Just added you to my followers list! ;)


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