.....and "wins" a vintage tole chandelier for the not-so-low price of $98, then secretly harbors it for months, fearing her blog readers' judgment of her frivolous purchase.
After months of sneaking around, I thought it was about time to get real and show off my splurge for the nursery. Don't judge too harshly. Sometimes emotions just get the better of me. And how stinkin' gorgeous is this fixture? If you've got to splurge, at least splurge on something lovely, right?
When it arrived it was gold, and looked remarkably similar to Erica's. But while hers looks amazing with the original gold paint in her coral and gold nursery, mine needed a little sprucing up.
Since it was cold and wintery (well, Georgia cold anyway) when all this went down, I decided to forgo spray painting in our chilly garage and instead attacked it with a sponge brush and some green craft paint. Though definitely not the most orthodox nor the most efficient method, it worked surprisingly well.
For me, it makes the room. I know it's not much of a bargain -- I'm certainly not proud of the price tag --but occasionally -- when you find something you really, really love -- you just have to go for it.