Copycat Lighting For Less

Happy hump day everyone!

 Did you notice the chandelier in my basement family room that I revealed last week?

Today, I want to show you the before and after of the lighting in that room and how I found a chandelier that I love for less.

Worthing Court: Copycat Lighting for less

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Everything that I did in the basement was pretty easy – that is until I started looking for an affordable chandy that would give me the look that I was after.  I was looking for rustic, industrial and vintage style all rolled into one.  Plus it had to have some size and presence to it.

This is the one that I really wanted.  Drool.

Gorgeous chandelier from Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

But, at $1750 that just wasn’t going to happen.

Then I found this one that I liked too.  And it was a whopping $1350 less.  Tempting.

Pottery Barn Chandelier

Pottery Barn

This one came in for even less – $300.  Better, but still not quite ‘it’.

Ballard Designs Chandy

Ballard Designs

Then I remembered my go-to resource for copycat lighting.  Home Depot and Lowes.  Both of those home improvement retailers have made great strides in the last few years when it comes to staying on trend in their lighting department.

Wanna see what I wound up with?

Affordable chandelier from Home Depot

Amazingly, I like this one almost as much as the one from Restoration Hardware and in hind sight, I think the black forged wrought iron look is more appropriate and has more presence in the large room.  Priced at only $160 too – sold!

Worthing Court: Basement family room

Let me show you what the lighting looked like in this room before the addition of the chandy.

lights before_39

Um, yeah.  In my defense, we were working on a budget when we finished our basement.  And lights and a chandy just weren’t in that budget.

The replacement of the boob lights with cans and the chandy was the last project completed in this room.  And in a way, I think it is the room’s crowning glory.   😀

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9 Comments

  1. I had to goggle at you Boob Light on a Budget photo! I too, have been loving those wine barrel chandeliers for a LONG time. Who knew Home Depot had an awesome looking option? It looks fab in your basement!

  2. Whoever would have thought to look at one of the big box stores for lighting?(wink wink) It looks great and makes a tremendous difference in the whole look of the room!

  3. What a great deal and a fantastic light. I agree with you, Lowes has come a long way with their lighting. We had a few lights in our old home from there and were very happy.

    Cynthia

  4. Nancy Carroll says:

    Ooh, that does look great! I bought several light fixtures from both Lowes and Home Depot for Steve and Robby’s remodels.

  5. Love your new light! and I drooled over those RH chandys too…I’m hoping to find one at a garage sale one day but it may take awhile! LOL

  6. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    Suzy, I also love the RH light but not the price. Your light looks wonderful and more in line with my budget. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House Party.
    xx,
    Sherry

  7. Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home says:

    LOVE your new chandy!! I agree, the big box stores are getting much better in their selection. And your comparison photo shows 4 great options, depending upon budget. Well done!