When a person is striving for an antique look for his home, a decadent looking fireplace and a chandelier are the first things that come to mind.
If you are one of those lucky ones who possess an old chandelier, you are all set. If you don’t have one and you want one, you need to hunting for a piece that looks convincingly old. Antique stores will definitely be your first stop, for nothing is better than a piece from many years ago. Antique chandeliers are ornate pieces with very intricate carvings and have an inherent archaic feel to them.
Antique-looking chandeliers can be made of crystal, wrought iron, or brass or antlers, and are never shiny in appearance. To replicate an old look, you need to apply an antiquing glaze on it, and while still wet you need to rub off the shine from it with a soft cloth to achieve a worn-out look. The chandelier must be worked upon so that there is antique feel to it and so that it looks authentic.
But getting an an antique chandelier means nothing if you don’t have the other furniture catered to the antique look. An antique-looking chandelier, itself, can’t bring an antique feel in the ambience. It will look antique only if there’s an antique atmosphere around it.
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