I found the chandelier in the picture above at a garage sale this weekend. IT WAS ONLY $5.
It was wrapped in plastic (see picture below) and when I asked how much it was…the owner replied: If I don’t have to unwrap it…you can have it for $5. The crystals are worth more than that. I tried not to flip out. I responded SOLD. Handed over my $5 and put it in the car and hurried on to the next sale. It is missing a few crystals…but that was a risk I was willing to take for my $5 investment. Love that I don’t have to paint or rewire it. I bought a chandelier 3-4 years ago at a garage sale that was $30 and I still haven’t painted that one nor rewired it. This new find has inspired me to fix up the other one.
Below is the light fixture that was in the house when I bought it seven years ago. I didn’t hate it but knew someday it would be replaced. It will be put in my July 11th garage sale. I personally think it would be great for a cottage or cabin in the woods.
I truly think my $5 chandelier is my best garage sale find ever. So I am thinking of doing a best thrifty find ever day, where everyone would share their best ever thrifty find. I haven’t used Mr. Linky so if anyone has any tips for me let me know. I would select 10 of my favorites and feature them in one of my Thrifty Shopping articles on examiner.com
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