Wednesday, July 8, 2020

My New Beaded Chandelier ...And It's 3 Year Saga

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After 2 years...seriously (may have even been closer to 3)...my "new" chandelier is finally up! 
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 You guys, I bought this pretty beaded chandelier almost three years ago. Brought it home and was so excited to get it put up in my dining room. My husband gets home and tells me there is no way he would ever put that up in our house. Let me rephrase that.... He said, "There's no way I'm ever hanging a taxicab driver's seat cover in my house." haha. Yep. He hated it. Absolutely hated it. I guess he didn't see the appeal of these beaded chandeliers like most of us do. 

So, I had a problem. There's one thing that I don't touch, and that's anything to do with the electricity. I'll save that for someone who knows what they are doing. So...I asked and asked for him to help, and it was a resounding NO every time....and also the reminder that it looks like a beaded car seat cover. So.... I finally took it out of the room, and placed it in my basement. That's where it had been for the past couple of years.
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 I tried to slyly ask a friend's husband to put it up for me. He saw through it, and said only if my husband said yes. I guess there's like a man code about not doing projects in another man's house without his permission? Anyway. Totally backfired. I was about to pay an electrician to do it, but then that would negate all my savings on this thing. Finally, after years and years of the battle with hanging this thing, I realized something. I needed to ask him in a way that was almost impossible to turn down. So.... I asked him to hang it as my Mother's Day present.  I said, "I really don't want anything; you don't have to buy me a single thing. Just hang that chandelier." And guess, what? He did.

...but in the wrong room.
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 As I said previous, I wanted it in my dining room. He hung it in my front living room. I was so crazy excited to get out of bed the next day because I knew he was working on it since half the lights were off in the house. I got into my dining room, and it wasn't there. Like seriously, my heart sank. It was like Christmas morning for me and then all my hope was lost. I ventured through the house like half an hour later and quickly noticed where it ended up. 

So, here's the thing. I didn't hate it in here. I didn't really love it because it wasn't what I had envisioned. But, I told him to leave it in there to see if I could get used to it. I felt like it was just too big for the space; not too mention too busy. There's a lot going on in here. 


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I decided that if all of the chain was gone, and we hung it as high as we could, I could live with it. 
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Here's a peak at the fixture that was in here before:
What made me realize this mistake was a happy little mistake was when I turned on the lights at night, and saw this starburst on the ceiling. I'm not sure I could have lived with that in my dining room. Our dining room lights are always on at night, and this would have drove me nuts. The lights in here are hardly ever on, and I could live with this look for the short amount of time they may be on.
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 So .... my "new" chandelier has finally been hung after 3 years of trying! He's happy because it's in a place he doesn't venture into often, and I'm happy because...well, it's finally up! ha! 
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This beaded chandelier is from World Market. I waited for one of their sales and get it for a little over $100 (It's the smaller one, although it looks like they only have the larger one still in stock). I helped hanging this one, and the new one in my dining room ... (Yes, I had to still get one in there since this one that was meant to go in there ended up in here ) And because of my helping, I think I can probably figure out how to hang the next one by myself... or with a little help from youtube :) What do you think of it? Is it now out of style? ha! Too bad if it is, it's totally staying up now!

I always love a good before and after.... so, here's a before of this room about 10 years ago...this was when my living room sectional was brand new and in a lot better condition that it is in now haha ;) 
And the after!
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And in case you were wondering how my chandelier turned out in my dining room, you can check out this post (click here).


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Summer Dining Room Decor {My New Chandelier and Tour 2020}

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Happy almost summer! It's weird to say that, considering it feels like it should be August already :) We have been blessed with amazing weather during these quarantine months, and with home schooling, it totally made it feel like summer in April. I'm looking forward to this "long" summer since the weather all last summer was dismal and awful...like wearing a winter coat on the 4th of July, awful.

I'll be sharing some rooms in my house that have been updated with summer decor in the coming weeks. Up first is my dining room! I'm joining Marty from a Stroll Thru Life and 29 other talented bloggers this week sharing their home full of summer decor. If you are hopping along the tour, welcome from Fox Hollow Cottage. Shannon's house has been a long time favorite of mine! If you haven't checked her home out yet, be sure to do so! You can find a list of all the home tours at the bottom of this post. But for now, let's get on with some updates I've been making in my dining room. 
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 If you are a regular reader of my blog or follower on social media, you may notice something different in here. I finally changed out the chandelier! 
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The one we had in here before has been in since the house was built. I tried to "farmhouse" it up a little bit by taking off the shades and adding some beads. It worked for a short time. Then I bought a beautiful completely beaded one from World Market, but my husband said it looked like a taxi cab's seat covers, and swore not to hang it haha. I finally talked him into hanging it as my Mother's Day present. The day came, and he apparently didn't pay attention to where I wanted it hung and put it up in my front living room. I didn't hate it in there, but didn't want it in there. Then after turning it on and seeing how the light got dispersed by the beads, I knew I would hate it in my dining room. So, it was a happy accident, and I got to find a new one for this room :)  I was randomly searching Home Depot one day, and came across this beautiful thing on sale. It seriously only cost me about $70 shipped! 
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 I love the style and how it instantly made my dining room feel a little bit more elegant...farmhouse elegant. 
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Now for the rest of the changes in here for summer...
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 My tablescape includes lots of my fave things to decorate which include candlesticks, terracotta pots, faux greenery and beaded garland. I corralled them all up in this vintage crate. 
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 As for the place settings. I found these distressed chargers at Hobby Lobby at their end of Christmas sale. They were on sale for like $2 each. It's amazing how many non-seasonal transitional pieces I find during Christmas clearances. 
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 I continued the beaded garland theme and added these little ones into the bowls. I made them last year and forgot all about them! Since the settings were all white, I decided to add a little bit of color with the faux magnolia leaves. 
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My buffet is usually my favorite thing to decorate. I feel like it's the one place I can keep pretty full and totally get a way with it. 
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 These cute drawers are from DecorSteals. I filled them up with terracotta pots, a candlestick, and extra napkins. 
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 One of the mainstays on here is my 3-tier tray. I decorated it pretty simple with my coffee mugs, and then added a beaded garland on the top. 
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 A few of my cutting boards are also displayed on the buffet along with my extra plates and bowls. 
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 I took down my lavender gallery wall and put up these window frames. The bottom two are actually picture frames that I took out all the glass and backing. The top one is from Kirklands. I added a little pop of color with the swagged lambs ear garland.
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 I love mixing my chairs. I have the three metal ones in front to open up the space, and then have the fuller, bigger ones in the back and sides to give a little more traditional feel.
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 For some reason, pillows and a throw blanket belong on the head chairs for me. It adds a little more comfort and a relaxed look.
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 It's been awhile since I shared this room! Besides the chandelier, I have also updated the curtain rods to the same ones I did in my front living room with the wood corbels (tutorial here). And I changed out the decor above my french doors. The original one that has been there for over 10 years just competed with the chandelier too much. So, I took it down and put this one up from Hobby Lobby. 
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I always love a good before and after of rooms, especially when something a little more substantial has been updated. Check this picture out from when we first moved it about 11 years ago:
A lot has changed besides the table! That table is a rockstar..ha! It's been through sooo much. It's definitely not as nice and pretty as the before picture. It now has lots of wear and tear...paint...glue...marker...etc etc. 
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 Hope you enjoyed the tour! Next in the tour hop is 11 Magnolia Lane. You will love her beautiful home. To follow along with the rest of the tours, here's the list below: 


Monday
   A Stroll Thru LifeClean & ScentsibleFar Above Rubies,  Remodelando La Casa,  It All Started With Paint , Life On Virginia Street 
Tuesday
Wednesday
Modern GlamFox Hollow CottageThrifty & Chic11 Magnolia LaneGrace In My SpaceHymns & Verses 
Thursday
Friday
The Woodgrain Cottage,  Life On Cedar Lane,  Thistlewood FarmsWhite Arrows HomeFollow The Yellow Brick Home  
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