From Antique to Shabby Chic with Magnetic Swarovski Crystals

May 09, 2017

Magnetic Crystals DIY Candleabra

The decorating trend "shabby chic" appears to have had a resurgence in recent years. However, the "trend" seems to have taken on the new name of "farm house style."  This trend of antique, weathered decor in its purest form is growing in popularity in the USA and around the world.  I personally love anything that looks "antique" so when I came across this lovely 19th century candelabra in a an antique store in rural GA, I just had to have it!


naked candleabra I kept the candelabra in its "purest" form for these shots.  It  could definitely have used a coat of white or beige spray paint but I think the weathered, rustic finish gave this piece a bit of character.  I decided to integrate the candelabra into my porch/patio decor as this part of my home had been a bit neglected lately and needed a little "pick me up."  To be perfectly honest, I will say that this DIY transformation took me less than two minutes.  I simply utilized the Light Charms® magnetic crystals that I had on hand and the new look was instantaneous.  The beauty of Light Charms® is that they feature a magnetic tip so they instantly just "click on" to the metal frame of the candelabra.  The magnetic crystals that I used can be found here: Swarovski Magnetic Crystal Peridot Ball.   I realize that not everyone can afford Swarovski crystals but MagTrim Designs also manufactures Light Charms® with Egyptian crystal component which are half of the cost of Swarovski.greenballs2 copy   candleabra zoom 26 Embellishing this antique find was quick, easy, and affordable.  I could have added a few flowers in the candle cups of this candelabra but I think I will leave this gorgeous piece "as-is" for a few weeks. I love glitz and glam so these magnetic crystals provided the finishing touch that was needed to convert this antique candle holder into truly a "bejeweled treasure!" Do you have questions or ideas that you would like to share?  Interested in "guest blogging?"  I would love to hear from you! [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="1" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="1" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url" /][contact-field label="Comment" type="textarea" required="1" /][/contact-form] [caption id="attachment_138" align="alignnone" width="7000"]Light Charms Magnetic Crystal Light Charms Magnetic Crystal[/caption]

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