Flea Market Flip Favorites: High Flyin’ Chandelier

I have to say I love a good light fixture. And when filming Flea Market Flip for HGTV, I loved making this one!
Why? Because I got to use a saw-zaw to cut the legs off of a nasty old birdcage. There’s just something special that gets my blood pumping while tearing stuff up with power tools(I blame my inner redneck.)

Birdcage Chandelier. Here's a secret: I hung it in my living room!

Birdcage Chandelier. Here’s a secret: I hung it in my living room!

I’m definitely not saying we were copied, but great minds certainly think alike. Shortly after we made the chandelier, similar fixtures started popping up for a fortune in stores like Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn.
What did we spend? Probably about $250 between the birdcage, paint, and chandelier. The good thing about elbow grease is that it is totally free.
Not a bad deal to make such a statement!

Our birdcage looked a lot like this when we bought it, but bigger and probably dirtier. This one was at Olde Good Things in West LA for $600 a couple of months ago (after the trend was big- that's why the price is so much higher than what we paid.)

Our birdcage looked a lot like this when we bought it, but bigger and probably dirtier. This one was at Olde Good Things in West LA for $600 a couple of months ago (after the trend was big- that’s why the price is so much higher than what we paid.)

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