Sunday, February 15, 2009

Simple Light Update

Thank you Susan for hosting this wonderful event again! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

For this week I'm going to show you a very small update. In the room we call our "Everything Room" hangs a light that I loved so much I brought it with us from our last house. I couldn't leave it there as I had been to 5 lighting stores and more websites than I can count attempting to track it down. It isn't a fancy light at all but I love the glass candlesticks that look as though they are dripping real wax and the textured black finish. As much as I love the light, I thought for this particular room it needed "more." Here it is before:


And here it is after its $25 upgrade. I went to Joanns and found some beautiful beads to string together. Then I went to Home Depot where I bought the hanging crystals for added sparkle. I draped it inside the curls and I am so happy with it now. The room is small so I didn't want anything too fancy. Just enough to bring some added personality.







Don't forget to visit all the other Met Monday participants today. Thank you for coming to visit my light before and after.

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37 comments:

ellen b said...

I love this little change that really adds a lot. Great idea!

southerninspiration said...

It seems you added just the right touch! thanks for sharing!!

Suzanne

Stacey said...

Perfect touch!

beth said...

Very cute and clever idea. I love it! :)

prof en retraite said...

Wow Michelle...It looks like it should have been that way all along! Good job!...Debbie

Linda said...

That is a great looking fixture! Good job! Linda

imjacobsmom said...

Your bling made it sing! Okay, sorry about that - it just came out....It really did dress it up! ~ Robyn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful. I can see why you brought it with you!

marty39 said...

Now that just seems so simple, but to have the vision to add the beads takes talent. The light is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Its all in the details. Those little beads give it a whole new personality. very charming!

santamaker said...

Little things have a big impact.
That Tucker sure is a cutie!

Susan said...

great idea...may have to borrow it!

Cass said...

Wow. What a difference that one simple change makes! Lovely. Cass

xinex said...

It looks so much prettier and elagant now. Great job!...Christine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Michelle,
I love the addition of the beads and the crystals...wonderful change! So elegant looking! I can see why you brought that fixture with you...I would have done the same thing! Great Met Monday post! :-) Susan

Lisa (aka) French said...

Sometimes the addition of the little things make the biggest impact;) Nice touch! French;)

Claudie said...

Small but great.
I love sparkle.
Love Claudie
xox

Gypsy aka Tam said...

The small transformations are often the best because of the quick change at a bargain.
Love the new sparkle.
Have a wonderful Monday,
Tam

DesignTies said...

What a sweet little chandelier!! The beads & crystals are perfect -- they add just the right amount of glam and sparkle :-) Great idea!!

I totally understand why you're attached to this chandelier -- I feel the same way about our living room chandelier. I hit every store in town looking for it, and looked all over the Internet too. It took about 4 months of searching and legwork, but the chandelier is now hanging in our LR and I love it :-)

Happy To Be said...

Bring on the bling...looks wonderful girl!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Reese & Marie said...

Darling and i love that you made it yourself! So pretty....

Dawn said...

Oh man! That is georgeous!!!!

Great job!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

marty39 said...

I love the chandelier, you do have great vision. A great post and thanks so much for you gracious comments on my Summer LR redo. You are very kind and I appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! A little touch that adds so much.

sandra/tx said...

Awww... That's very sweet.

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous update!!!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

What a great and "doable" idea! It looks just marvelous! I may have to try it!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Michelle,

It is just so pretty!

I love the hanging drape of the crystals.
What a great idea without going over the top.

Wonderful post!
~Melissa ;)

kiakai / Kelly said...

Beautiful! What a nice way to make it your own.
Kelly

Linda said...

A little bling adds alot to anything! Great job.
Linda Q

Cynthia said...

Fabulous lighting update, love it! cindy

Joy said...

How clever! Love the added sparkle.

Karla said...

Love it! Just the right amount of sparkle changed it entirely! :)

~Karla

Helen said...

You have shown us what Met Monday is supposed to be ... great transformation - the chandelier looks wonderful.

Cathy said...

Michelle,
Thank you so much for becoming a follower of my blog! You never know when you start if anyone is going to see it. Your blog is beautiful! Green and brown is my favorite color combination! Can't wait to see more! Thanks again!:)
Cathy

Lorie said...

what a gorgeous chandelir

prairiedog said...

I love it! It makes me think that you added jewelry to it.I did the same think with a chandelier we had at our old house,took it with us so I can relate.
Cyndi