9/1/11

Better than Jewelry

Do you feel the way I do? You know, that chandeliers and better than jewelry?




As you know, I have always used my breakfast nook as a sitting area. But until now, the lighting hasn't really matched the decor.




So on a recent trip to Lee Lighting, I found my way into the "chandy room". Afton and I stood with our mouths gaping open as we 'ooed' and 'aahhed' at the sparkly lights.


Source: google.com via Tess on Pinterest


We pulled ourselves out of the room long enough to pick out this gorgeous new lantern for our entry way.



But then we ended up right back under the crystals.




My sweet husband was kind enough to 'support' the purchase. And we left with a glamorous new chandelier. He happily installed it,


and then laughed as I laid down on the rug and stared up at my new favorite thing.






Needing to add a chandelier to your decor?


-Make one from mardi gras beads



-Ikea makes an adorable one too

Source: ikea.com via Samantha on Pinterest


-Find an old brass one in a thrift store and paint it



-Or save for a really long time... and get one like this!



Do you have a good 'chandy love' story? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!
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11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love it!!! My daughter has the Ikea chandy and we love it!

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  2. love these! when we finish our remodel, at least one gorgeous chandelier is going up somewhere!

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  3. Love it! I wish I had a little nook that I could put a sweet little chandy in :)

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  4. GORGEOUS!! It is just perfect and yes, chandy loving is soo much better than jelwery!

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  5. I love chandeliers! We have three original ones in our 1920's colonial home, and I could definitely add many more =) Also, I just stayed at Trump Hotel in Las Vegas...they had the biggest chandeliers I've ever seen!
    ~Kelly @ Corner of Main

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  6. You having a garage sale soon? I'll come pick up your old one! The new one is just lovely, and looks so pretty!

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  7. Thanks! Laura- the old one is in the attic. I can't bear to get rid of yet. I am hoping to think of some crafty way to revitalize it! Or if we ever move, the chandy is going with me, and the old fixture can stay with the house!

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  8. I made over the dining room chandelier we inherited when we bought our new "old" house and we moved it to the breakfast room. One of my fav projects ever! You're welcome to take a look if you like. http://lifebeginsatfortysomething.blogspot.com/2012/02/another-home-project.html

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  9. I've been wanting to turn my breakfast nook into a sitting area, but I have this fear that the furniture would get dirty or greasy (being so close to the kitchen). I don't know why I'm afraid of this because I don't fry very often, lol!

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  10. LOVE! It looks so good in your sitting area. It just makes the space.

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