Italian Chandelier Love

As much as I love shiny, sparkly crystal chandeliers (ooooh how I love crystal chandeliers!) I have always had a soft spot for the wire-y, curly lines of antique Italian chandeliers like the ones below:

(both photos courtesy of Cote de Texas)
I made a really awesome find today at my local architectural salvage yard when I spotted a light fixture that has all the right lines, but definitely not the right colors. It is a beautiful 12 armed Italian chandelier that had been removed from a home that must have had a big appreciation for the entire box of crayons! I have some painting to do, but I can't wait to share my $15 Italian chandelier VERY soon~