Monday, October 28, 2013

I've Seen the Light

Recently, I shared some photos of changes in our kitchen and breakfast room.  I mentioned that if the camera angles seemed odd, there was a reason.  I was trying to omit the light fixture over the kitchen table.  I guess I was raised on the words, "waste not, want not."  I have a very hard to time replacing a functional item just because I don't like how it looks.  Usually, some new fabric, paint, etc. can give the item a needed update.

But there are times when no fabric or paint is up to the job.  This was one of those times....

Here is the light fixture BEFORE:

I thought about adding some of those Halloween spider webs before taking this photo for more dramatic effect...
I think you get the idea.

I have seen so many beautiful off-white shabby chic/Frenchy chandeliers in the blogosphere.
They gave me inspiration for what would work in this space.  Then, it happened.  I was taking a quick look in a lighting store near my house, when I saw it.  The one.
AND... it gets better... everything in the store was on sale for 25% off for just THREE DAYS.  I had to act fast... and I did.

It is also available in my Amazon Shop HERE.

In spite of my quick decision and purchase.... I still had to wait about a week for my new chandelier to come in.  Then.... I had to wait for the electrician to arrive... thank goodness he was early....

When the electrician took down the old monstrosity light fixture, he couldn't believe how heavy it was. In fact, it was not installed correctly and was about to fall!  So, my decision to change it out probably saved many lives or at least our kitchen table.

Enough about that...
Here it is:

But wait... I don't want to be like one of those cheesy commercials where the before picture has no make up and the after picture has professional makeup...
So here is the new one with the lights turned off:

Yup. I am a happy camper.

What do you think?


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  1. I love love love your chandelier! It's so elegant. I have seen those and wish I had a space to store I can use one in a year or so. I have updated a lot of the lighting here and hubby would KNOW if I took one down, that he just put up...LOL

  2. It is gorgeous!!! I'd love to have one like that.

  3. LOVE IT!! Looks almost identical to my new dining room chandy!

  4. Martina-
    Yours was one of the ones I had admired and drooled over!

  5. Oh I do love the new one, it is totally perfect for your room. Stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Very pretty! It's amazing what a new light can do for a space!

  7. Okay, I have to be totally honest and go with the unpopular here, but I don't hate the old one...except for the candle/light portion--that looked a little cheesy. But I do really like the new one! It is a much better fit, and I'm glad that no one has to fear death while sitting under it.
    Thanks for linking up with Twirl & Take a Bow! Hope to see you again this week.
    ~ Brooke ~

  8. Beautiful! I love the chandelier and appreciate you sharing it at the Open House party.


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