Design, Eat, Travel….Repeat!
Well if it has not been clear to you who has been pulling their weight around this blog, it’s certainly been clear to me that Angie has been the one keeping this going! This whole growing a human thing has been filling all the extra space in my head and taking up my free time. However, the side effect ”nesting” has really kicked in and I FINALLY finished my dining room chandelier. I bought the Eldridge Rectangular chandelier from a Ballard’s Backroom in August of 2011 for $30, yes people 2011! It’s been sitting on my garage floor for year and a half collecting dust. The chandelier was only $30 because it was missing a pane of glass and the ceiling bracket. I figured I could make this work and if not I only spent a few bucks. So with 3 yards of white burlap, new chain, and some industrial brackets I created my very own burlap chandelier!
So this is what the original chandelier looks like in all it’s glory and working parts. It’s actually a really beautiful yet simple style and that’s why I feel in love with it!
Since my frame was missing glass I decided to remove all the glass and replace the panes with burlap to created a more rustic and one-of-a-kind look. I wanted to personalize it, make it my own! (I feel like an American Idol judge saying that)
Now I will say that this would not have been possible without the help of my husband and his electrical skills. He was able to swap out the old chandelier for the new one and get it all working. He made this pregnant lady happy with her home for a solid 6 months…or until I find the next project on the “to-do” list. Oh and that next project is the garage. When you work from home any extra space where you don’t eat or sleep becomes storage!
Happy Sunday morning to you!
-Vanessa for DZ
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