Friday, October 2, 2015

A Post About Nothing And Everything

We have been 'out on the road' for ten days or so.

Our plan was to stop by and see Middle Daughter and family, do some babysitting while they took a quick 3-day break, then head down South and do a Southern Road Trip. 
Middle Daughter has been working on re-doing some of her rooms.
She bought a new table from World Market, which made her old chandelier look a little outdated. 

Before our trip, I asked her if she needed any furniture or help with anything. Don't laugh, but I'm always trying to pawn furniture off on our girls.
 She texted me the picture above, along with an image of her favorite Pottery Barn (PB) chandelier. I think the PB one she liked was this one or something like it...

She was thinking of replacing her chandy with the PB one.
Ugh...too much work taking a chandelier down!
My response: "Why can't we just paint yours, remove the globes and try the Edison bulbs that are popular?"

She responded she had an Edison bulb and shot me back this photo of one installed without the globe thingy.
With the lights on, the picture makes the silver chandy look like oil rubbed bronze, which is the look she wanted.
I told her we could try to age it down with stain as I did with a chandelier at our last house. I just rubbed wood stain on it with rags while it was hanging up in place (can you spell lazy?)
Post On Fixin' Up The Chandelier

Well, we went another way with it...
but I think it's going to turn out great. You'll have to wait til it's finished to see the final outcome though.

We had to leave early before it was completed due to a dental emergency and family issues. I broke the back of my tooth off the same day we learned Bill's cousin was in the hospital on life support. He died early the next morning so we decided to head home to the dentist and to attend a memorial service.

Life certainly throws you curves...

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. I love your ideas for your daughter's chandelier. I think the stain will turn out really pretty.

    I'm sorry to hear about Bill's cousin. Hugs.

    1. Thanks Dee. He had been given 4 months to live by the doctors, but was gone in one month. Makes you realize life is just too short.

  2. Life just runs on crazy sometimes, doesn't it? Your daughter's chandy is going to look great all gussied up. Hope the memorial service goes well (if it hasn't already happened) and that your tooth is fixed. A broken tooth is miserable. xo Diana
    ps- I try to pawn stuff off on my girls, too.

  3. So sorry that your husbands cousin died. Hope that you got your tooth fixed. It never rains but it pours - I think that is the way the saying goes.
    Hope your daughter likes her chanty. I have a black Pottery Barn chanty and its somewhat like your daughters. It's black and I do not use the shades, but put light bulbs in that look like candles - looks great.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. I'm very excited to see the finished chandy!
    I know it will be great just reading your ideas and knowing you will make it fabulous.
    So sorry about Bill's cousin. Life is indeed unknown.
    Reminds us all to cherish every moment.
    I hope your tooth is fixed and your are feeling good now!

  5. So sorry about Wild Bill's cousin. Love where you're going with the Chandy. Can't wait to see what the end result will be. so is it going to be "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" just kidding. Getting old sucks, I've gotten new glasses an a greatly exagerated $ and am having a great deal of difficulty getting use to them. so all I want for Christmas is to be able to read without getting a headache and nausea. Keep well my friend.

  6. Sometimes when I ask my girls a "simple" question they answer it a labor intensive way, and I think to myself why won't I ever learn. Anyway, I can't wait to see the chandy after you have worked your magic! I know it will be beautiful!

  7. I am so sorry that you had to cut your visit short. My thoughts are with you about the loss of Bill's cousin.

    I saw your comment on my blog, but for some reason, a few people's comments don't go to my email. So thanks for the sweet comment.

    And, I hope your tooth is fixed by now.

  8. Bummer about your tooth and your ideas for the chandy sound great! Cant' wait to see the transformation!

  9. So sorry about your loss, wish you great strength for today and always. Greetings.

  10. Eager to see how the chandelier turns out. I did a similar makeover with mine and really lightened it up-- literally! Hope this week is going more smoothly!

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss!
    I can't wait to see how the chandy turned out :o)

  12. I love chandelier makeovers...they are just so easy to do! Can't wait to see the updates on her chandy!