Sunday, June 16, 2013

Wanted: Faux Bamboo Chandlier

I am absolutely insanely obsessed with bamboo chandeliers.  Call them what you want:  Pagoda, Chinoiserie, Hollywood Regency, Faux Bamboo Lanterns.  I. Want. One. 
 
I have been obsessively searching every consignment and thrift store in Connecticut in search for a deal.  These babies offer quite the range in price.  For example, 1st dibs, has sold a Red Pagoda Chandelier by Pieces for $1750.  Meanwhile, Shades of Light offers a 6 light lantern for $495 and a 4 light lantern for $189.
 
Even better, if you're lucky enough to score one at a consignment shop, you can sometimes get them for even less.  But you need to be at the right place at the right time...and if you ever see one and don't want it for yourself, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! 
 
My gal Elizabeth from The Little Black Door found hers at a thrift store and painted it cherry red.  (Photo below and also here). 
 
And Ms. Jennifer from The Pink Pagoda found her amazing chandelier at a consignment shop and had a professional painter add a faux bamboo finish to it.  The outcome is just incredible.  Hard to imagine it's not original bamboo.   (Photo below and read more about it here and here). 
 
One thing's for sure, these are a hot commodity.  Here are some of my favorite:

  

Red Pagoda 1st Dibs | Pieces $1750
 

Shades of Light $495
 

Pink Pagoda

 
Vintage Hollywood Regency Faux
 

Peacock Feathers
Circa Who
Gus and Lula
 
Matters of Style
 
What are your thoughts?
 
Do you have a favorite chandelier?  Have you found a bargain on your own?  Does anyone have a spare you're willing to ship to Connecticut? 
 
 

8 comments:

Nancy said...

I love them, too. Ive seen them at various places like the Habitat store and consignment stores.. Good Luck!
Hope you had a great weekend.
xo Nancy
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Junell said...

Start checking Craig's List in Beach Towns. I got one 2 years ago on CL in Myrtle Beach. Good Luck, yes they are a score & hard as heck to get at a reasonable price.

Lisa Mende said...

Well you know what they say about two great minds...i was working on a post like this and bam you beat me to the punch! LOL! guess I need to find a new angle since I have downloaded the photos!! haha!! so it goes...

charmaine said...

I scored one from the flea market last year and is now in the laundry room. I've been thinking of moving it to the breakfast nook.

Good luck!

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Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I love them. Never paid much attention to this "design" until recently! Now that's all that's on my mind! I will join the hunt!
If I do find one, I then will have to figure out where to put it? But I always can find a place for a chandelier.....

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Don't worry, yours is out there I know it!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I happened into a consignment store the same day someone consigned theirs. Got it for $125 I think. I did have it painted, though. It was very dark brown with not much contrast. I got a painter to do a bamboo/tortoise finish. Thanks for including me! Good luck on your hunt!

Andrea said...

I'll keep an eye out for you, Heather! These are very popular here in South Florida. :)

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

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