I wanted to share a pretty sweet little Before and After. (Anyway, I think so.)
You know, lighting can make or break a room. It adds a little sumthin'sumthin' when it's the right fixture, and when it's not...well, it can have the complete opposite result.
Kinda like how shoes can make (or break) your outfit.
We moved the dining room to the used-to-be-family room, and that left the original dining room as an open canvas, just waiting to be transformed.
Oh, how I love a project!
The space is now my office...er...craft room...or whatever you'd like to call it. I'll share pictures of the entire room shortly, but for today, I'd like to share the detail that brought the roomout of 1983.
I found it for $40.
I thought that was a steal.
I had to use the top piece from the original "chandelier" in the room,as my new-vintage one was missing that part. I painted the base to match...it came out perfectly.
I was very, very happy with the outcome.
You see, this was the original chandelier (I actually hesitate to call it that...maybe I should have said "light fixture" because when I think of a chandelier, I think of something rather curvy, and chic, but hey, that's just me.)
Now, it is a functional light, I will give you that much. (Yes, it was missing a rectangular wedge of amber glass, and I never asked the story behind that) I have to say, that once we took the amber colored glass rectangles off the little metal frame, my mind actually began to whirl at the possibilites for that frame.....
....vintage spoons hanging from it, like I have seen here..
....or who knows what else.
Now all I have to do is start collecting vinatge spoons....