~ I bought this chandelier on Craigslist.~
I LOVE Craigslist and frequently spend time just looking at what's available
even when I don't need anything. I like the hunt.
I bought this chandelier in a group with four others.
I really only wanted two of the five chandeliers so I sold the other three at my booth (Vintage Polish at Serendipity Market) and covered the cost of all five. I also love a bargain.
All the chandeliers were a brassy gold color. Some people think brassy gold is ugly. I don't mind it but I love red more so I removed all of the crystals and used my favorite red spray paint ($1.12 a can at Wal-Mart) and spray painted it red. My favorite handy people installed it for me with a dimmer ($45 installation + $20 dimmer).
Ta Da!!! My fabulous (and nearly free) red chandelier.