I hope you had a nice weekend, and that all is well with all of you!
This was on the list, and I've been meaning to show it to you for awhile now.
Trying to get good pictures for all of you, my blogging buddies, has held me back from sharing this sooner.
I'm constantly reminded of my shortcomings as a photographer, especially when faced with a challenging situation.
But these next few pictures were easy to take:
During my shopping trip with Delores I found at Ikea:
A brushed nickel, three armed "faux crystal" chandelier.
Boxed up tight, and then wrapped and taped, and wrapped and taped again.
First all the plastic wrap and tape came off.
Which took forever, it seemed.
Then I masked off all the crystals, and the cord and chain.
This was a pain, and really did take a lot more time than I thought it would take.
Finally, I got it done, and started painting.
Out came the Krylon spray paint, in Ocean. Such a great color!
I sprayed, sprayed, and sprayed again.
Then I painted the chain, once, twice, three times. And then a few more times. And again.
There are many sides to a chain, I've discovered!
As soon as it was dry it was ready to hang.
Which was handled expertly by my husband, who installed it right in the spot where the old light fixture had hung.
Turns out we didn't need to use any of the chain - wouldn't you know it?!
All that chain painting for nothing!
At any rate, it's up and my daughter loves it.
She has been wanting one for a long time.
Going for that "hippie-bohemian" look in her very cool room.Which I promised I wouldn't show you. Just the chandelier, nothing else!
She's a girl who appreciates her privacy.
Now you see what I mean about the pictures.
The new fixture gives the room a soft glow, which is very hard to capture with my inadequate photography skills, especially when I'm up close and personal, and trying NOT TO SHOW the room.
I'm sure there's a setting on my little digital camera for "soft glow, chandelier", but I don't know it.
You'll just have to take my word for it.
It looks great, my daughter is happy, and that's one more project, scratched off the list!
I love it when that happens!
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