..: Oct 31, 2010

Sunday, October 31

Dressing Up My Rusty Chandy

  Hi, How are ya?  Before showing my chandelier, I thought I would share with you the pictures that Hubby took this past weekend. We've been getting a cycle of rain and clouds and then sunny hot days. This makes for some spectacular looking sunsets here.  

The sky has been clear blue and clean of smog with fluffy white clouds and a light breeze during the day. And then the sky has been full of color when the sun sets over the ocean. Only God can create something this beautiful! :O)
And now, on to my latest mini make-over. I love this chandelier I found at a yard sale last summer for 20 dollars. The rusty patina matches my ceiling even!
However when I turn it on, the bare bulbs are stark and blinding. (I can't use a dimmer switch, because the cord just plugs into the wall and it's not connected to any switch) Also, I was told to keep the original candle covers by the seller who was an antique dealer. I have given them time to grow on me, but they haven't. So..........
I looked high and low for some cheap chandelier shades all over for months and finally found them at Tuesday Morning.
They didn't have very many to choose from and I had to dig for six matching shades.
They were only $3.99 each, yippee!
I liked the way they looked except the newness of the shade and the not-so-newness of the candle covers were not harmonizing too well.
I know, sheet music! Sheet music can fix a lot of things.
All I did was wrap the sheet music around the candle covers and secure with a glue stick, without damaging the original candle covers, easy! I love easy. After I took this picture I went to Home Depot and purchased some frosted bulbs, still bright but now the lighting is so much softer.

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