I love anything with a modern vintage feel, and I think this chandy fits the bill. It’s pretty simple, a black wire outside with a single white glass textured globe on the inside, but I love it. I found this little gem for $60 on our Valentine’s Day getaway to the Georgia mountains. (Yes I drag my sweet husband flea market shopping every time we travel)….keep on reading for the before and after shots, and how we transformed this vintage swag light into a funky chandelier.
Here’s what our kitchen looked like before with the boring builder’s flat light fixture in place. Not too inspiring, is it?
It was kind of falling down itself, and if you looked really close you could see the ugly yellow insulation hanging out.
So I begged Mr. Salvage to pull down the old one and install the new one ASAP. He removed the outer globe, then the light bulbs, then pulled the whole fixture down by loosening just one nut.
The new fixture was originally wired to be a swag style, plug in fixture. We just chopped off the extra cord including the plug, added a basic copper ground wire, and painted the old bronze chain black to match the bowl. I found a brass canopy kit at Home Depot on clearance for $2.50 and painted that black as well…easy peasy.