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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chandelier Redo for Pink Saturday 5/16/09

The chandelier top fell out of the thing-a-ma-bob that holds it up there the other day. Hubs said the long screw "tube" was too short so it pulled away from the ceiling but was still held up there by the electrical cord. (What is it with my ceiling fixtures lately?! I tell ya!!) We ran to Home Depot to get a longer one and while it was hanging down there I thought it would be a good time to dust........yeah, I know, I know, I don't do dust, but this was the time to do it if I was EVER going to do it. So I decided to take down the pink chiffon and silk red/yellow roses and put up some netting with pink roses.

Now, hubs is out of town down in California with our son, Keith, to give him and his wife and 2 boys a blessing for all they've been going through. We alllllllll know it's a bad time for this ol' lady to be on a ladder, right?! Yep, you betcha!! However, I'm going to surprise you and tell you that I did NOT fall off the ladder or try to set the kitchen on fire. I took 5 pictures because I wanted you to see it from all angles and how it looks in relation to all the rooms around it. I do love it.

I tied it at the very tippy top (isn't that a cute way of describing it?!) and tied it off tightly with ribbon and then went down every 15-20" and foofed it out and tied it on 5 times to the chain. It is foofed out less at the top and with each successive tie-on the "foof" is bigger. Then I just cut it and let the ends of the netting hang out. The roses are pink paper ones about 3" across on a stem and I just stuck them in there and let the netting hold them. I'll then be able to recycle them again should I wish to do so. This is such a simple, inexpensive (cheap, for those of you in Rio Linda) and beautiful way to cover the chain and make it lovely.

I may try to find some long garlands of faux ivy to twist around it also. Not sure yet. We'll see.


  1. It really worked wonders and will certainly protect it from dust! I was sooo worried that you were going to fall off that ladder! Phew!

  2. Oh my! You are so clever, that looks so gorgeous and very feminine, I love it!!
    Happy pink Saturday!

  3. Good Morning my sweet friend :)

    I just love ur chandalier re-do. matter of fact I think I love it more than the other way you had it fixed. It's so pretty and it reminds me even more of the Shabby Chic kinda thing. KWIM?
    Scrumpcious, just scrumpcious.

    I hope your son is doing well, and getting better with each passing day. Please know that he is still in my prayers.

    Love & Prayers,

  4. That is such a fun, pretty chandelier. Perfectly pink!

  5. Beautiful!!.. but oh no.. I'm having thoughts and visions of redecorating my entire living room! What have you done?! LOL! Happy Pink Saturday, and have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Honeybun, love your chandelier.. so pretty pink! how are you? hope you are doing great!take care & have a good weekend


  7. Hi Connie,
    Happy Pink Saturday! Very pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.


  8. Thanks for the inspiration!!!! Go check mine out for the day and if you like what you see, subscribe on the right so that we can continue to inspire one another. I am so glad I put you on my Blog Favorites.

  9. Connie, Very sweet netting. It looks fabulous.

    Happy PS


  10. very nice redo! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

  11. Ummm. ....very pretty, Connie.
    What a great talent you have of making thing look so pretty.

  12. cute chandelier foofing Connie~!
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your embarrassing story with us! I cracked up, loved your funny story and your fun way of telling it :)

  13. Connie, I am so glad to hear you didn't fall off the ladder. Your project is wonderful and if you add to it, I sure hope you share that as well, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  14. It is absolutely gorgeous, what an incredible lovely!!! So glad you didn't fall off the ladder OR set the kitchen on fire. ;) Have a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend!
    ♥ Teresa

  15. How l♥vely! What a wonderful offering for Pink Saturday. It's raining cats and dogs today in Upper Michigan. A good time for me to stay inside and indulge myself in my passion for pink☺

    I hope this weekend brings you joy and comfort surrounded by those you l♥ve.

  16. Your chandelier looks lovely - and very clever! Be careful on the ladders!

    Happy PS!

  17. Wow... it looks great. And the kitchen wasn't burnt to crisp and the paramedics didn't have to beat down your door. lol

    I need to get crack'n on Miss Is' chandelier...


  18. Gorgeous results! But, the ladder part? Scary, but glad everything came out beautifully, including the installer! Happy Pink Saturday!

  19. Clever and very creative. Looks very pretty.
    Happy pink Saturday!!!!

    I hope your son is doing well...

  20. Happy Pink Saturday - it looks fab!

    L x

  21. Beautiful, Beautiful!! What a great re-do!!

    Come on over to my blog... I am having a huge Give Away! !

  22. This is just beautiful - I love the Pink shade of color on your walls. Please have a wonderful new week. Happy Pink Saturday.

  23. It is so beautiful and romantic looking! Have a wonderful PINK day!

  24. Ooooo, yes! Throw some ivy up there too!! Lovely!!
    Have a great week, in the pink!

  25. CONNIE CONNIE CONNIE!!! This is just stunning! Love it. Don't add the ivy ~ leave as is ~ you must not mess with perfection! Are those some of Miss Bertie's shades? Oh, how I love this.

    Big PS Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  26. Hello Connie;;; Happy Pink Saturday;
    I just love how you describe things. lol; You just crack me up... I love what you did with your beautiful chandelier, it is just gorgeous.. Love the lamp shades. I am so glad that you did not fall off the ladder....


  27. Gorgeous, lush, stunning, elegant, imaginative - and I love it! Well done! What a good thing your husband was out from under your feet, as I bet it would have taken twice as long and been a lot harder to do. Love it, love it, love it! Happy Pink Saturday to you.

  28. Looks like you did a beautiful job! Who says you need a man around when you have a handy-woman! The chandy is beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday and have a terrific weekend!

  29. Hi Connie--Looks gorgeous dear! How are you??? Hope things are going well for you..I have been out of the loop for awhile now!

  30. Connie,

    Leave it to you to come up with an idea to make something out of nothing. Very pretty!!

    Girl, be careful on ladders...I say that and I climb on them all the time!! HAHA Never fallen yet.


  31. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie. I hope your son is much better.

    It does look great. I'm wanting a new chandelier for our dining room.

  32. Ooh la la so pretty and frou frou! Sweet!

  33. Connie,

    I started reading your post and thought you were going to say you fell off the ladder!!! Jeesh, you almost had me there.

    I love the chiffon above your chandelier. I don't think I've ever seen that picture before. It's beautiful.

    xo Cath

  34. That is so beautiful! I would have never thought to put the netting and roses on the chain. It looks like it should be in a castle or something! You did a great job!

    Hugs, Sharon

  35. Connie!
    I LOVE your PINK spunk! Only you would do this...NOT..I have been known to do a silly thing like painting on ladders too..when no one is home! It sure looks so chiffony soft and shabby chic for sure!

    Thanks sweets for your comments...I know you are still hurting too and I am so sorry to hear its still hurting!!!!...I hope mine is only a few more days. It just must take us longer as we age to heal...and its draining me!

    Hang in there!

  36. Hello Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by, your chandelier is just beautiful. Love that idea with the tulle! So glad to read your son is getting somewhere with the police investigation.
    Bless you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  37. Hi Connie dear
    Glad to hear that your son persisted in finding those creeps! I think about him all the time.

    By the way, can you come over and make one of those for me? Love it!

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
    Deanna :D


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