Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Life is what you make it {pt.2}

A few weeks ago I showed you the beginnings of our diy chandelier project here. After finishing gluing, rewiring, and painting I am finally finished! Believe me when I tell you that there is no more dangerous thing to do than make a ball out of very delicate wood veneer and then leave it lying around 2 little boys for a few days. Perhaps I was a little over zealous when I had my husband take down our old chandelier well before I was ready to hang the new one. A few dimly lit days later we got it all hung up and I'm in love! 

so again, we went from this

through all this
to this!

It still needs a bit of tweaking, 
I'm not loving the bulbs but they were the only ones my local Ace had.

I think I'd like to order some round edison style bulbs for it...and a dimmer!

I love the shadows the rings cast on the ceiling at night

now I just have the rest of my dining room to finish!

So what do you think? 

Tomorrow I am hoping to start my Frightful Feasts countdown to Halloween
I have all of the boys favorites plus a few new spooky recipes to share

& Pumpkin Spice!


  1. A W E S O M E ! ! What a great job you did making over that fixture.

  2. I found you via pinterest and was wondering what did you use exactly for the rings? Is it that stuff you iron on pieces of wood to finish the edge?

    1. @929-
      Yes I used that wood edge laminate stuff with the adhesive on the back. I carefully ironed 2 pieces together back to back so that I would have a thicker and more durable ring. I bought an entire roll of the stuff at my local building supply for 10 or 15 dollars, and still have quite a bit left. It has been a while since I made the chandelier and despite being whacked more than a few times it's held up beautifully!
      xo~ Merrilee

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