When we bought our builder's spec house almost
5 years ago, the builder used an antique chandelier
in the dining room.
It's kind of rickety, thin and wonky.
It's hard to get a good picture without the lights
on as there's only one narrow window and the
ceiling is a dark brown.
I wanted to replace the chandelier when we moved
in, but we have two eating areas so we use the
dining room as a sitting room.
Now we're thinking of selling the house next year,
so we don't want to spend money replacing any more
things in the house. We will need to change the room
back into a dining room though, so I decided to
spiff the room up a little before we do.
In a local shop, I found some faux crystals that
have magnets on both ends, which easily attach
to the metal on chandeliers.
See the end piece? That's the magnet.
The magnets make it easy to add a little bling to
your chandeliers to beef them up...
I bought some short and long chains and some
teardrop-type faux crystals and started playing
around with them. I need to buy a few more pieces,
but here's how it looks with a few of them attached...
I'm thinking of brushing some white paint on the
metal to shabby it up a little, so I'll be taking the
"jewelry" off again soon.
The paint on the walls of the room has a green cast
to it so I'm thinking of re-painting the walls a
medium grayish-brown "griege" paint color.
I have a little obsession with tables and chairs
(and bar stools) so we already have enough
furniture to fill the room
and then some.
Hope you'll come back and check on my
progress, and feel free to give any suggestions
you have regarding paint colors or decor.
Thanks for dropping by!
Linking to the following:
The Dedicated House
The Charm of Home