Modern Vintage Chandelier

Modern Vintage Chandelier

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?

Standard Kitchen Light Upgrade

It was kind of falling down itself, and if you looked really close you could see the ugly yellow insulation hanging out.

Old Light fixture SSI

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.

Modern Vintage Chandelier

Vintage Kitchen Light SSII love how it dressed up the space! What do you think?

Light before and After SSI

Transformation Thursday



6 Responses to Modern Vintage Chandelier

  1. Ann says:

    It looks so nice in the kitchen. Just little changes make such a big difference.
    You did a great job.

  2. Melanie says:

    Love it! It really does make a big difference!

  3. Tanya says:

    Amazing chandelier! And I love your kitchen too! Just stopped by from the link up at Delightful Order.

  4. domestiCate says:

    What a great find! I love the black and white contrast. It really makes a statement in your kitchen. You’re lucky to have a hubby who’ll go shopping with you!

  5. Ashleigh says:

    That’s really lovely, we were looking for something similar for our kitchen but ended up getting a pretty plain one from Ikea. xox

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