Opening a small indi boutique is for the rich or the creative. I fall into the latter category. This means ikea shelving, hand me down tables, vintage curtains as tablecloths, thrift store suitcases as bag displays (a little trick I borrowed from Punky), acrylic paint on the windows as signs, and my favorite bit, a diy chandelier. I love how it came out and I want you to make your own, if you are so inclined.
First I bought three ikea lampshades and hung them upside down at different lengths with those cords with lightbulb sockets at the end (also from ikea). Then I found some hollow plastic balls at Target. I suppose you're meant to put them in a vase or something to decorate your home and spread holiday cheer. The balls are two colors, charcoal and olive, and three different sizes. I then hot glued them to fishing line and strung them about the lamp shades that were already hanging from the ceiling. Viola! A super hip and happening light piece for under $65. Make it your own with different shades or other bits hanging down. I'd love to see what you come up with!