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A Chandelier for the Master Bedroom

Welcome to the 65th Metamorphosis Monday!

A few weeks ago, I shared this pic of the fixture that has been hanging above my bed for the past 20 years…to my dismay. This was one sad ceiling fan. It was made of some really awful fake wood, so shortly after we moved in, I painted it hoping I could make it “go away.” Didn’t work, I could still see it.

Crystal Chandelier for the Master Bedroom

 

Well, it only took me 20 years but I have finally said good-bye to the ceiling fan and hello to a whole new look!

Crystal Chandelier for the Master Bedroom

I found this chandelier several months ago at a local antique shop. I only paid $467.50 for it which isn’t bad for a chandelier this size. It cost $120 to have the arms tightened up, for two vintage crystals to replace two it was missing and to have it cleaned. David, the owner of the shop, Flourish,estimated the chandelier to be around 50 years old. He gave me good news saying the quality of the crystals was really excellent. That was great to hear since I was just going on instinct when I bought it. The repairs/cleaning put the cost of the chandelier at $587.50 which is awesome for a chandelier of this size. When I’ve been out antiquing, I’ve seen similar fixtures approaching the $2,000 range. Installation was $80…took a little over an hour and half to install. It’s installed with a dimmer switch so the lighting level can be easily adjusted.

Crystal Chandelier for the Master Bedroom

 

I decided to not go with a medallion on the ceiling. I kept it simple with a silver canopy…

Crystal Chandelier for the Master Bedroom

Here’s what it looked like underneath after the install. Actually, I’d already cleaned up a lot of the mess before I thought to take this pic. For the install, I laid a blanket on the matelasse and my installer and I went down to the basement and brought up my son’s old Brio board. Did your kids play with the Brio train sets? Years ago, we took a piece of plywood and painted areas of land and water on the board for the trains to travel over. Since my son is 26, this board hasn’t seen any use in many years. It gave a nice flat service on which to place the step ladder.

Crystal Chandelier for the Master Bedroom

Update:  Be sure to check out a little upgrade I made to this chandelier by adding beautiful resin candle covers and silk-wrapped bulbs in January 2013.  You’ll find that post here: Resin Candle Covers and Silk-Wrapped Bulbs for the Bedroom Chandelier

Master Bedroom with Crystal Chandelier

 

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Comments

  1. Allison Shops says:

    It gorgeous, Susan! Couldn't be more perfect.

    Allison

  2. Stephanie Lynn says:

    I really wish I was closer becasue I would be in heaven at the Classy Flea! What a wonderful gesture though – I can't wait to see more pictures!!

    Your bedroom is goregous and the light fixture is stunning! It adds a huge statement to the room – very beautiful!

    Thanks so much for hosting! We greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  3. Pam @ Design Fanatic says:

    Gorgeous chandelier!!!! It looks beautiful! :)

  4. One Cheap B*tch says:

    Ready to partay!

  5. Your chandelier looks lovely hanging over your bed and was definitely well worth the wait. You must be trilled each time you walk into the room and see it.

  6. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Susan, the chandelier is just gorgeous. I love all the pretty crystals and such wonderful sparkle. Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to do away with the ceiling fan in our room, but with 120 degrees in the summer, the fan helps so much, so I guess it is there to stay. Hugs, Marty

  7. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    What a beautiful chandelier, Susan! Great view from the bed looking up, too. What a difference from the fan! We use our fans all the time, so I don't mind them.

  8. Kathleen says:

    It looks lovely, Susan! You don't need a medallion, the light makes a pretty reflection up there..
    DH was on a board on the bed yesterday too..we had roof damage in the storm and it leaked in our room…A big job!
    Hope you had a good weekend!

  9. ♥ Calamity Anne ♥ says:

    I absolutely LOVE your chandelier!!! It's just so elegant!

  10. Confessions of a Plate Addict says:

    Hi Susan! Love the chandelier! So pretty! It really adds a touch of elegance to your bedroom! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  11. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Rosie@Journey to Charm says:

    Beautiful! It really makes a statement. I love the underside picture. Cute idea.

  13. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    Thanks for hosting this party everyweek! It is my favorite because it is the first "big" party with everyone's weekend project. Off to visit links!!!

  14. Dragonfly Treasure says:

    Just gorgeous!! Love the pic from underneath. Great job…so romantic :(
    *hugs*deb

  15. Thank you so much for the invitation Susan but sadly I can't come. I wish I lived in America!

    I love your new chandelier-it is exquisite. Your room looks so different now!

    Thanks for having me today and for hosting this great linky party each week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

    PS I had clicked "enter" accidentally before fixing my link's name properly!

  16. Rosie@Journey to Charm says:

    Beautiful. It really makes a statement. I like the underside picture.

  17. Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life says:

    I like the view from under it…would feel very elegant and relaxing :)

    All linked up and thanks for hosting!!

  18. Hi Susan,
    That is gorgeous! It turned out better than I even imagined it would. Great job. How romantic to have a crystal chandy in your bedroom! Thanks for hosting again, hope you have a great week!
    XO
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  19. Susan,

    Your chandelier is gorgeous…what a beautiful view you have from your bed!! I know you don't miss that old ceiling fan! This really completes your elegant bedroom. Enjoyed your post. Come by for a visit…I'm celebrating my first blog anniversary and having a Pottery Barn giveaway! Would love for you to drop by as you have been such an inspiration to me over the past year as I've learned so much from you!

    Thanks!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  20. Tammy@InStitches says:

    I love your new chandy, wish I could do the same thing.

  21. Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures says:

    The light is gorgeous. So much better than the ceiling fan.

  22. Miss Merry says:

    I love your blog. My favorite project is your dish storage closet!

  23. Susan,
    Your new chandelier is beautiful!

    You did get an awesome deal. We priced chandeliers last year and boy the crystal chandeliers are expensive! You are a great shopper!

    Mary
    From Virginia

  24. Creations By Cindy says:

    Congrat. on the win!
    Susan, I love your chandi! Be blessed. Cindy

  25. I absolutely LOVE the plaid on your bed!

  26. I would love to join the flea market but I live too far away :{
    Your chandelier is so beautiful…I would not want to get out of bed…ever! I've had a chandelier in my masterbedroom for years and had to move it to my dining room here at the "Love Shack"…but that is okay…cause we get to look at it all day long…and it gets me out of bed…lol Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

  27. Aprons Gone Wild says:

    Lovely, lovely, as always. You're an inspiration.
    Joanne

  28. Dear Susan, Your chandelier is gorgeous. Sure like how it looks in your bedroom.

    Appreciate your blog,
    d from homehaven in Kansas

  29. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese says:

    That chandelier is exquisite!! What a nice change!

  30. Your bedroom was gorgeous before, but that chandelier just makes it even more so! Great job!

  31. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    Wow, simply stunning! It really changes the whole look of that area, it's so elegant & beautiful!

  32. Dazzeling chandelier! It really transformed the room! Thanks for hosting Susan! It's so much fun to see everyones treasures! thanks Donna

  33. Oh Susan, the chandy is the icing on the cake of your beautiful bedroom! Just gorgeous! I sure wish I could join in on the fun at A Classy Flea! Can't wait to see and hear all about it! Congrats to Rhoda! I was just at HG today and could have used a $50.00 gift certificate:):) XO, Pinky

  34. a little bit of everything says:

    Simply stunning!

  35. Tales From My Empty Nest says:

    Your new chandelier is incredible!! I know you are thrilled with it. So beautiful! It just makes your bedroom. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

  36. Gorgeous chandelier Susan, goes so well in there. A girl can never have to many chandeliers!
    Linda

  37. Oh, what a beautiful chandelier. It totally makes the room. Do you just lay on the bed and stare up at it? I would!

  38. The Little Red Shop says:

    The perspective of your lovely chandelier from below is just wonderful…and not one we usually see in blogland. How sweet!

    Thank you again for hosting. I'm sharing some before and after pictures of my 100 year old kitchen.

    Have a beautiful week!

    : )

    Julie M.

  39. Rettabug says:

    Honey, that chandy was worth every single penny AND all the clean-up involved!! It is simply GORGEOUS!!! I ♥ it & am almost tempted to tell DH about it, but he already has you on his hit list. LOL "Tell her to go back to napping on that porch!" :)

  40. susan, oh my, that chandelier is stunningly gorgeous! i am in love. i think it is well worth the price. you got a great deal. come visit and enter my pb giftcard giveaway (my first ever). thanks!
    http://www.barefeetonthedashboard.blogspot.com

  41. this blessed nest says:

    this bedroom is amazing & the chandelier.
    i too, adore the picture taken from directly under the chandelier. beautiful. you could charge for tours of your home & porch, & i know people would be wrapped around the street to take the tour.

    i'm linking up a cheap little gardening before/after secret of mine. i'm sure MANY use it, but i doubt many have blogged about it. ;)
    thanks for the party!
    kellie

  42. Cynthia@ITLLDO says:

    Susan, I think the view from the bed is absolutely stunning! Beautiful job.
    I have just posted a minor metamorphosis for this week's party. Thanks so much for hosting. I look forward to viewing all of the before and afters.
    Cynthia

  43. Tardevil says:

    Your chandelier is beautiful! Makes me wish I had removed the one we put in the 1st house we built. Love the photo taken from underneath. I would never have guessed he stood on the bed w/ a ladder. I wouldn't be here today if I had tried that! I'm still not over that black piece of furniture @ the Queen of Hearts. I'm trying to figure how many trips to Atlanta I would have to make to fit it in my SUV! :O) I've picked out a couple pieces of transferware too. Congrats to Rhoda.

  44. What an unbelievable difference….and an absolute gorgeous one! I do so love a beautiful chandelier….you're a very lucky girl indeed. :)

  45. miss corner cape says:

    that looks so great. i don't think you need a medallian, let that beauty take center stage. it really takes it from like a cozy bedroom to a classy cozy bedroom. fingers crossed for the homegoods giveaway, too! thanks as always for this fun linky.

  46. I love, love, love your chandy! What a great addition to the room. Thanks, as always, for hosting a fun bloghop! Happy week ahead!

  47. Elegant…love the change. Bet it is fun to what the crystals play in the light…

  48. Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something says:

    Bee-You-Tee-Full! soooo charming! Thanks for throwing such a great party! I'm off to mingle….

  49. Glenda/MidSouth says:

    Beautiful!!! I know exactly what you mean about the joys of being a homeowner!! I have a list a mile long. Have a great week.

  50. Candace@craftysisters-nc says:

    The chandelier is absolutely beautiful!

  51. 40daysof says:

    Love the new chandelier! Am getting rid of the ceiling fan in my guest room soon!

  52. Heather@PixieDust says:

    wow, your chandelier is amazing!!

  53. About Debbie says:

    I absolutely LOVE your new chandelier. It is gorgeous, simply stunning. I just put a chandelier in my bedroom last year too and I love it. My granddaughter says it is like a princess room now :)

  54. Congrats to Rhoda. I so enjoy her blog. Happy she is the winner!
    Your chandelier is fabulous. Sure is a totally different statement from the ceiling fan. :-) You have a beautiful bedroom. What a fun shot looking up.

  55. AshTreeCottage says:

    Now don't be offended but I'm calling you the "other Susan". Susans abound in my family, I have an Aunt Susan, a sister-in-law Susan and my husband's cousin is married to a Susan. You can call me the "other Susan" and I won't be offended. I really like your new chandelier. It looks perfectly lovely over the four poster. I think we Susan's must be on a similar wave length because I have a four poster too and a mirror just like the one over your bed. The "other Susan" sister-in-law has the same four poster too. As a side note, my mother almost named me Cindy, but that would have made me the other Cindy, because that's my other sister-in-law's name. Thanks again for your lovely blog parties! We all enjoy them!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

  56. Hi Susan!

    Love the chandelier–looks glamorous!

    Thank-you for the party!

    love, kelee

  57. Christin@Pregnant with power tools says:

    Gorgeous chandelier!!! Let me know if you ever want to sell it! ;)

  58. Greenearth says:

    What an exciting chandelier.

  59. An absolutley gorgeous finishing touch!

  60. You have such a beautiful blog. Thank you so much for hosting the link party!

  61. Jenglamgirl says:

    I want a CHANDELIER in my shabby love nest room, soooo bad!

    IT LOOKS GORG. SO MUCH BETTER, love the bedding too!!! Thanks for sharing. Jenn, I linked up too!

  62. Creations from my heart says:

    Oh I just the the new chandelier. I've been wanting one for ages. I have the same bed as you. I actually called my husband over to look at your photos. He has to have a ceiling fan. Can I ask you how tall are your ceilings? I'm still working on him!
    Blessings…Sherry

  63. Just a dreamer says:

    Susan, when I first saw the chandelier hung, it literally took my breath away. I have never seen anything so grand. Words truly cannot do justice to it. I hope you enjoy it for a long time to come. You deserve it, lady. Jackie A HUGE Fan

  64. Beautiful chandelier! I still have our boys' "Brio board"…and train track board. They do come in handy every once in awhile.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  65. Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion says:

    LOVE that chandelier! If I could I would have one in every room :)

  66. What a gorgeous chandelier! Such loveliness to fall asleep to each night.

    P.S. Accidentally submitted my first entry before meaning to, so I resubmitted it correctly (I think it's late!). Feel free to delete the first one. Sorry!

  67. Beautiful chandy! The room looks very glamorous now..Christine

  68. Wow! That is beautiful! It would be hard to go to sleep staring at that.

  69. Enchanted Rose Studio says:

    Stunning, it's chandy perfection, Susan! Now, did you put that gorgeous chandy on a remote dimmer switch? ;)

    Cheers!
    Tina

  70. This chandelier is really very exquisite. I love all th photos. What a nice bedroom.
    Greetings, Johanna

  71. Ann @ makethebestofthings says:

    Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Is it wrong to want your bedroom? It isn't? Then I want your bedroom!

  72. Susan, your chandelier is over the top beautiful. You certainly found a great piece for a great price. You must be so proud of it.
    Would love to go to the Classy Flea if I lived closer. Sounds like a fun evening.
    Thanks again for hosting Met Monday. I have been inspired to do some things so I can post.

  73. Cottage Dreamers says:

    It's so beautiful and romantic! It turned out perfectly!
    Thanks for another Met Monday too!
    ☺ Celeste

  74. beautiful chandy! Just the right touch for your bedroom..

  75. Love the new chandelier! Wonderful transformation!

  76. Playing Sublimely says:

    Always fun linking up with you, love your chandy!

  77. A Cottage Muse says:

    Stunning chandelier. I love the underneath photo!! Wish I lived closer to go to the Classy Flea event. Great idea for our shop though!

  78. OMGoodness! That chandy is breathtaking!!! Loved the picture from underneath :) Just lovely!

  79. Simply stunning! You must be thrilled.

  80. Beautiful room! Thanks for throwing a party!

  81. I absolutely ADORE your beautiful chandelier!!! You scored with this find! Thanks for having an awesome blog and for always being so gracious to ALL of us!! You're the best! If I didn't live over 2 hours away I would most definitely join y'all at A Classy Flea, but I know there will be lots and lots of pictures!!!

  82. molly susan strong says:

    Oh I hate being so far!!

  83. I have one of those ceiling fans in my dining area that I want to replace with a chandelier but haven't found one that I really love. Your chandelier is absolutely stunning and truly worth your 20 year wait.

  84. Vickie H. says:

    Just beautiful! Good for you! What a FIND! And you will enjoy it virtually every single day from now on!!! Thank you for sharing!

  85. LisasCraftiqueBoutique says:

    Beautiful Job! Love it:0)

  86. becolorful says:

    Yes, it is beautiful and aesthetically I totally covet it but I am at that stage of my life where I wouldn't give up a fan over my bed for love or money. :)
    Enjoy your new view.
    Pamela @ Becolorful

  87. ImagineCozy says:

    Don't you love it when you find just the perfect thing! The chandelier looks just perfect in you bedroom. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    -Angela

  88. OMG! (said in a valley girl accent) lol The chandelier looks absolutely gorgeous! I love it, love it, love it!

  89. Your room is beautiful! I love in Greenville, SC and I don't think it's too far from Marietta so I might have to RSVP.

  90. Yoga Gal says:

    I love the chandelier- I am looking for something new for our dining room. The one that I picked out while we were in construction is just too small. Thank you for hosting again this week, I really do appreciate it! :D

  91. Cece Lively says:

    B-E-A-utiful! I LOVE it!

  92. vignette design says:

    What a difference! I love that chandelier, and yes, the price was very good for that size and style. It completely transformed your bedroom. How romantic! I bet it is lovely at night dimmed….
    Thanks for hosting MM. It's raining cats and dogs here so I plan on staying inside and viewing everyone of the 190 participants today! haha

  93. Fancy Pants says:

    What a beautiful bedroom! And that chandelier is gorgeous!

  94. Great chandelier! I would love to have something like this in my bedroom but I dont think my ceilings are high enough…

    Thanks for hosting!
    Jen from pineyflatsstyle.blogspot.com

  95. lafamigliadesignllc says:

    Beautiful chandelier! What a wonderful transformation! And thank you for the opportunity to link up! Monica

  96. I hope I did this right– my first time linking! Fancy chandy!

  97. Design Junkie says:

    It's amazing the difference the right lighting fixture can make in a room. That chandelier is gorgeous.

  98. Jen and Jared says:

    That is so beautiful! I love it. We are looking for a light fixture for our room and I never thought about doing a chandelier…

  99. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says:

    I am in love with your chandy! My girlfriend just gave me her mothers's (she has 2) I am so excited to give it a little TLC! I originally thought it would go well in my guestroom but I'm thinking it may have to go into my hubby and I master after seeing yours :) Take care
    Kristin

  100. Sugar and Spice Mommy says:

    Love the new light fixture!! Ive been looking for something just like that for my dining room! THis is my first time to praticiplate, thanks so much!:)

  101. bellacasa says:

    Without a doubt, that chandelier is beautiful. Do you think you will miss having a ceiling fan though? No way, right!

    Jan @ BellaCasa

  102. Such a transformation! When I look at your house it makes me want to go more southern colonial with my decorating. Beautiful!

  103. Michelle says:

    Your bedroom is beautiful! Love the chandelier!

    Thanks for hosting :o)

  104. Love! Love! Love it! You're such a talent and that you use what you find.

  105. raggygirlvintage says:

    Thanks for hosting the party! I linked up my tea stained tags.
    Tracey

  106. Jeanette P. says:

    Susan, the chandelier is gorgeous. It looks perfect in your bedroom. What a change! My husband seels alot of antiques and reproduction pieces and we think you did very well on the price! Good Hunting!! Wish I could go to the Classy Flea but unfortunately, NJ is not around the corner! I am sure you will have a blast:)

  107. love the new light – so much better!!! very pretty

    Thanks for hosting another party :)

    Sausha @ {show & tell}

  108. Linda (Nina's Nest) says:

    Susan, your room is a magazine picture – just beautiful! The chandy adds so much class. Linda

  109. Debbie (Meadowcrest Cottage) says:

    Totally sublime. I'm in awe! Love it!!

    Debbie

  110. Love the chandelier! It looks really great in that space. I have a tiny one from Home Depot that I got for Christmas for my office and TOTALLY love it. Will try to wipe the drool off the keyboard after seeing your "real thing". :) Thanks for sharing.

  111. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    Susan, I love your new bling! The chandelier is beautiful. I just wish I could talk my hubby into getting rid of our fan. He says he can't sleep without it on. Ugh!

  112. Hello sweet Susan – oh my, what an absolutely stunning chandy! I've never seen one so beautiful. I've been on the hunt for about a year now for a smaller one for my dining room, but can't seem to find anything in my area here. Might have to buy brand new. Yours looks amazing in your bedroom. Like it was meant to be the whole time!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

  113. Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess says:

    Gorgeous chandelier! I would have one in every room if I could!!

  114. Thanks for hosting again!!

  115. My Slice of Heaven says:

    How beautiful. It adds just another touch of elegance in your pretty bedroom.

  116. Wow…it's 10:50 and I finally got my post done…woo hoo! First time that I've participated and now I can't wait to go back and read all these inspiring posts. Thanks for hosting Susan :D

  117. Tara@JustDevineStyle says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I love the chandelier! It is super wonderful!

  118. Jeni @ peppertowne.com says:

    Always a party!!! We have a guest on our blog this week. Her name is Brittney and she asked us to feature her project for her! Hope she gets lots of great response.
    Thanks again…Peppertowne

  119. Thanks for hosting such a fun party every week! : )

  120. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Oh My Goodness! What a metamorphosis! That chandelier is equisite, and it MAKES the room! Wish I could go on the shopping trip at the Classy Flea. How fun! laurie

  121. Housewife Bliss says:

    Stunning light — love how you have done the room as well.

  122. Hey, Susan! Well, First of all, that ceiling fan looked nice to me anyway! :) Second of all, from the pics of your bedroom, who cares what lighting you have, because your decorating is so gorgeous. God! Love your bed-skirt, pillows, etc. The colors are fabulous! Colors that I love! And, ok, Third: All right, your new chandelier IS gorgeous! I am sure that you are saying to yourself that it was worth the wait! And it is so beautiful it WAS worth the wait, in my opinion! Good thing you took your time to find the perfect thing you wanted. Enjoy it! As my mother always said: Use it in good heatlh!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

  123. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Gorgeous chandy, Susan! You must be in love.

    And I can't believe I won!! That's really exciting. I'm sure I will put it to good use at Homegoods, since that is one of my fave stores.

  124. The Summer Kitchen Girls says:

    Wow – what a great chandelier – it's fantasitc- love that picture looking up at it – wonderful!
    I got a vintage chandelier off of eBay for our dining room – I never regret it!

  125. Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy Welcomes You! says:

    Beautiful!

  126. That Chandelier is GORGEOUS! Love what you did with it.

  127. Meet Virginia says:

    Thanks so much for hosting such a great party!!

  128. amariaf2000 says:

    I am nervous to say "YES" for your evening at the Classy Attic, but I am going to try and come. That is the first weekend I am home from vacation, so I will have to play it by ear until that time. I hope I get to make it though!! If I can come down, I will definitely let you know beforehand so I can get some recommendations on a good hotel in the area for the night!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  129. Cindy ~ My Romantic Home says:

    Wow, that chandelier is gorgeous! It looks so beautiful in your room! That was a really great deal!!! I bet it's nice to wake up in the morning and look up and see it! Crystal chandeliers just add so much elegance to a room!

  130. Cam @ Bedroom Chandeliers says:

    Magnificent chandelier choice Susan. The intricate crystal style matches your bedroom's style perfectly IMO, and not to mention, it's pretty much the perfect size for the room from what I can see.

    Do you mind if I use some of the pictures on my blog as examples of good bedroom chandelier choices?

  131. Susan BetweenNapsOnThePorch says:

    Thanks, Cam! Sure, feel free to use any you wish.

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