Tuesday, January 4, 2011

White Wednesday!

I wanted to show you a chandelier I picked up last week.

It needed to be re-wired and fixed up a little.

I originally was going to sell it at the shop but...I fell in love with it.

I believe it's an Italian chandelier.

I really want to put it in my dining room but my dear sweet husband is digging his feet in.

What am I going to do with that man?

He doesn't want to put it up as I have a perfectly good "new" light fixture in the dining room.

So...I'm waiting it out until he decides to see things my way.... the right way!

I decided to use it in the living room.

So it hangs from a bird cage stand lit up at night.

I'm enjoying it immensely, not as much as if it were hanging in my dining room, but it's still good!

I'm wanting to paint my kitchen and dining room.

I've been collecting some paint swatches.

Martha Stewart has a great color selection.

Aren't they wonderful colors!

I'm leaning towards the "talc".

I am so ready to get rid of the color in there now.

Come to think about it I was ready to get rid of it after I painted it.

It just wasn't the color I had visualized in my mind.

I'm ready for a neutral palette.

When I finally decide what I want I will show you the "before and after" pictures.

Happy White Wednesday!


sissie said...

Hi Debbie,
I really like your shabby chandelier and I don't blame you for keeping it. It's so hard to let go of some things and this would be one of them!


Amy said...

Oh, don't ya just wish you knew how to put it up yourself. I feel that way when asking for a lot of things to be done around the house, LOL
Your color choices look so nice and serene. that is definitely on the new years list, finish painting kitchen.
Good luck with all your home improvements in the new year.

Anonymous said...

I can see why you fell in love with it, Debbie... that chande is gorgeous! Love the patina! I had to laugh about your comment about your hubby... hehe! Look forward to seeing your kitchen when you get done with your little redo. :)
Happy WW!
Jo :)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Good men are hard to come by...keep the chandy on the stand...LOL!!!!

Susan said...

Hope the hubby 'sees the light' soon. Good luck with the paint re-do. I'll look forward to seeing it!
- Susan

Kathy said...

Love your chandy Debbie...I would have kept it too.
I've just finished redoing a Dining room from a former bedroom and love it.
The Chandy is on backorder...ugh!
Waiting paitently for that then will post.
Cute idea to hand it on a cage stand!
Hugs, Kathy
@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anonymous said...

I can see why you didn't want to part with the chandelier... it's gorgeous! I hope you will have it in the perfect spot soon :)

Take care! ~Michelle

Faded Charm said...

This looks like a keeper to me. I had one up at Monticello's that needed to be rewired, but was glad that it didn't sell because I just thought of the perfect spot for it. Now I need to get it rewired.

Good luck with the painting....not my favorite job.


Patti's Artful Design said...

That is a beautiful chandelier! I cannot wait to see your before and after decorating!

A Cottage Muse said...

Painting...how exciting!! Loving the colors you'll be choosing from. And the chandy...your honey will come around!

Happy White Wednesday!

time worn interiors said...

I am getting ready to paint several rooms in my house and I love some of those samples you showed! BUT! I am a lazy painter! I like to paint everything the same color, ceilings, walls, and trim so I can get done faster! lol! Have a great week!


Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, Debbie......what are we going to do with our men who just DON'T see the loveliness we do!!??? Agh!!! I know exactly what you mean, you poor girl! lol! But at least you can use it elsewhere (until he sees "the light"...lol!). Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

Miss Gracie's House said...

Great chandy! Keep sweet-talkin'!
I just painted my kitchen before christmas and am loving the neutrals...
blessings to you this new year!

Florence said...

Love your shabby chandelier, maybe in time your husband will agree with you to hang it in the dining area, in the meantime enjoy it where it is. Florence

Cindy said...

oh my goodness, there is something really good about that chandelier... and how clever to hang it on the bird cage stand for now... that'll be perfect until you wear your poor husband down... !


White and Rust said...

Yeah, hopefully hubby comes around! The chandelier is just gorgeous!