“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”  Aaron Rose

In my ongoing struggle to bring this house into the 21st century, I’ve found simple things to have the greatest impact.  One coat of paint and redefine and entire room.  Same thought goes for a single lighting fixture.

Here’s the lovely before…

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to the lovelier after…

chandelierChandeliers, while rather specific, are my favorite.  We bought a contemporary style home to remodel and I thought this would be a perfect piece, keeping in touch with the modern/contemporary look I’ve been striving to achieve.

And imagine my surprise when I received the box in the mail only to find someone has attach all the hundreds of pieces of crystal.  Truly most fun I’ve had short of setting myself on fire.  chandelier 2

The electrician, with hands the size of oven mitts I might add, reluctantly offered to do it.   I politely declined this gracious offer, which I’m sure would have cost an extra $800 in labor at the expense of several broken pieces of crystal.

To which I then picked up the first piece and promptly dropped it on the ground, only to watch it shatter into no less than one million shards.  Fortunately they do supply you with ONE extra piece, which I found to be rather optimistic on their part.

But after a careful two hours, I have a new chandelier.  And only minor cuts on my hands from cleaning up all the glass.




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