Monday, March 22, 2010
I haven't done a Metamorphosis Monday in quite a while, so thought I'd do one today.
I'm joining Susan over at:
Last August I found this cute vintage wooden chandy. It was showing some wear and tear, and the arms were all loose and falling sideways, but I thought it had potential! Besides...it was only $5 at the little thrift shop. Well, as happens to a lot of finds that involve some work by Da Man, I put it in the closet, and waited for a good time for him to re-work it to be a ceiling fixture, instead of a plug in.
Well, that time came in February. (hmm..6 months, not too bad) :-) My sweet hubby wired it into the ceiling, then put a bolt-hook in the ceiling away from the actual wired site, so that the light could be centered over the table. After 17 years!!!!!, the light in that little corner will finally be OVER the dining area.
Oops..forgot to take a pic of the old fixture while it was up.
I found some red crystals on ebay for CHEAP! and a red jeweled bead strand @50% off at Hobby Lobby. Shades - Olde Time Pottery. And I didn't paint the chandelier at all. (well, I did spray-paint the candlesticks black) I liked the character it had with the worn places. The jeweled berry garland I used for a cord cover, I already had. And there you have it. A new look for lighting for under $25.00,... and the worker who did the installation ???? I kept him!
Thanks HON! :-) And the icing on the cake is...Kurt said he liked it! Yes!
After getting the kitchen set below painted black and the seats recovered, the black chandy just fits in so much better than the white one...don't ya think? :-)
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me today. It was fun to tell about a cheap change in our cottage here on Woodberry!
Go visit Susan for more posts about a metamorphosis!
And just for you.....Heeeeeeeeeeeere's Woobie giving his Best Impression of Justin sounding off....... "RAH!!"
Have a blessed day wherever you are and whatever you do! Please, would you take a moment to ask God to bless our troops with divine protection and overwhelming success? I thank you with a most grateful Marine Mama's heart.