Monday, January 21, 2008

The Diningroom has a New Crown

It was love at first sight. I went to lunch with some of my friends from work on Friday and decided to stop in one of my favorite stores in Homewood, The Royal Standard (see the monogrammed trashcans in the background), to see if they had any chandeliers that might work for my diningroom. I really expected that I would have to look at quite a few places before I found one that WOW'd me and fit the budget. But, I just about jumped up and down with glee as I walked back and looked at the very few chandeliers they even carry. There it was, hanging in all its glory! Just waiting for me to come and buy it. And, when I checked the pricetag, it was scrawled in red marker with the clearance price of $158! SOLD! to me! Original price was $395, this was SO much better. This was one of the styles that I have seen lately that really caught my eye. It had the perfect shape and elegant, yet rustic look that I was going for.

I wasted no time on getting this baby up in the diningroom. Oh, and yes, Peter really likes it too! And here she is! Don't you just love it? I'm totally in love with it, as much as you can love a chandelier. This one almost completely kicked my butt getting it up there, but I persevered and conquered. My hubby had to come and help me hold it at one point, but after that I was on a roll. I even had to take some links out and shorten the chain to make it short enough to work over the table. I managed to do that too, as well as get it all installed and working. Shades are black. Took me about 3 hours, but I did it! And wow am I glad I found this one! It's just perfect for my diningroom.
What a beauty and I'm so happy with the deal I got too. Now it's on to figuring out how to get the foyer light hung. That one is going to be much more of a challenge, but me and the hubby will try to get it done too. Might be next weekend before we tackle that one. I'm really happy to get this one up for now! Getting both of these lights at the same time has been so much fun. The brass is almost gone now!

Stumble Upon Toolbar

46 friends stopped by:

Lynne said...

It's beautiful! I went back and looked at pictures of the brass fixture you had before. This one looks so much better with the room. The size is much better too. The other one seemed to overpower the room. Great job!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It looks wonderful... a perfect fit! I admire you for doing the wiring. Electrical work scares me. If you want to do a tutorial on the light in the foyer, I'll be all ears :-)

Sandy said...

Looks right at home! Gorgeous!
Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandy :)

Sandi McBride said...

Ok Rhoda, now that is just beautiful...I mean just the perfect capper for your dining room. I'm afraid I'd have been standing in another part of the house when you first turned it on though...you are not a licensec electrician are you? You are??? A girl of so many talents! I have a new light that needs installing...if I give you supper, will you come put it in?
hugs
Sandi

Donna said...

It looks fabulous! And I like the shades. Doesn't it make you happy when you get a bargain too!
Donna

the feathered nest said...

You always amaze me with hanging your own light fixtures! What a deal/steal! You've done so well with getting two light fixtures for such great prices. Your new dining room one looks great in there!

Manuela

Bonnie said...

Great find, Rhoda! It looks amazing in your DR! Any show houses going on as of late? This weather is Brrrrrrrrr freezing on the lake ! LOL!


Bonnie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Rhoda, I absolutely LOVE your new light. Beautiful. Perfect. Congrats to you for hanging it yourself too.

Blessings,

Sher

Deb said...

Beautiful light fixture. Such a great find!

Andi said...

Rhoda, your new chandelier is beautiful!!! Love it...and you got a deal. It looks just perfect in your dining room.

PAT said...

Beautiful fixture and perfect for your dining room!

Pat

Tara said...

This is the perfect fixture for that room, and the room is so cozy, thanks for the peek!
Hope you can take a hop over to my new blog!
http://daysmissedonahammock.blogspot.com/

willzmom said...

Good find! It looks great in your dining room. Don't you just love finding the perfect thing at a clearance price?

BittersweetPunkin said...

Love the light fixture...but I also spotted your toile curtain in the background....so pretty!!
Blessings,
Robin

Shirlee said...

It was meant to be, the perfect light fixture, on sale, when you walked into the store. It really looks wonderful in your dining room.
I can totally relate to the time involved installing a light fixture. I spent two hours putting up mine. Ceiling fans are the worst, there's just so many parts.
Shirlee :o)

Lynda said...

It looks beautiful! I'm amazed that you hung it yourself ... I do a lot myself but nothing that involves electricity! Great price too. ~ Lynda

theinspiredroom said...

And a beautiful crown it is! My husband would be the one dealing with the wires though. I do some scary things but wiring is not one of them. You are a very brave woman!

The room looks great, Rhoda!

Classic Charm said...

Rhoda,
Well you were right - WOW!
Great find, and you go girl with the wiring of the fixture yourself!
Rose

Sunny Kristi said...

I can't tell AT ALL how excited you are about this chandelier! LOL. Love that feeling.

I still haven't found a fixture for our new "parlor" but hubby seems on board with finding a small chandy to give the room character.

Also I had a SLAH party this weekend and some friends said they wanted to hire me to come help them decorate. My jaw dropped. Who me? I am a work in progress as far as being a good decorator!

Also, you were asking about good books. I am reading "Becoming a Woman of Influence" by Carol Kent. I am mentoring a single teen mom and the group of mentors are going through this book. I know in the past you wanted to try to reach out to more people to tell them about Christ. This is a great book for that!

Donna Kay said...

Just gorgeous!! It IS perfect for your dining room!! You AMAZE me with your talent as a carpenter, electrician, plumber, just all around handy-woman. I have always wanted to do that and I guess you just jump in and start!! I am going to start by caulking my bathrub!!
thank you so much for the visit - and the advice on the pictures - that will work much better.
I love books too - I am in the middle of a leagal thriller by Brad Metzger - very good!!

Mom on the Run said...

Gorgeous! And you are too talented--I'm not very good with the mechanical aspects of anything. Can't even hang my own curtain rods...pathetic, I know!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

That's fantastic! It looks great in your dining room.
I knew you'd find just the right one, and for a bargain!

Kimberly :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous! Love the shades!
Sandra Evertson

Rhondi said...

Hi Rhoda. That is a beautiful light and it looks just perfect in your dining room. Glad you found the perfect chandelier. And good for you for putting it up yourself! I'll bet it looks even lovelier at night. Rhondi

Rosemary said...

I love it too Rhoda!! What a beautiful piece and a great price.
It was meant to be.
Enjoy it,
Rosemary

joan said...

Looks so great there! So happy you found just what you were looking for and at a price that didn't hurt. Rhoda, I have to tell you I love your whole dining room, it's just so pretty. Have a good week!

Nicki said...

Oh I love it!!! It looks just right!! Way to go on the deal too!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

One of my favorite stores.
My friends loved that big clock I took for a house warming gift. i bought it when the 'B's were in town.
Love the light fixture!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful blog! I'm so enjoying reading & looking at all your lovely home pics!

Would love to add you to my blog favs if that is alright with you?

Please stop by my blog anytime!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful fixture, it looks perfect over your round table and a great bargin to boot!
Miss Sandy

Carolina said...

Rhonda what a great find! Wasn't it well worth the wait! Stunning. And thanks for the Crock Pot ideas. :)

Carolina Mama said...

P.S. Thanx much! Carolina Mama
http://carolinamama1.blogspot.com

nannykim said...

REally pretty--can't believe you put it up/ I would never attempt it myself!

emily said...

Love the new light! Great fit to the room!

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

I'm glad you finally found a chandelier! Sometimes it's just so hard to find a light fixture to "love".

Alice said...

I can't believe you hung that yourself with only a quick hand from your husband. You are amazing! Your dining room looks gorgeous with this latest addition.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh Rhoda, that looks so beautiful! You have such great taste.

The Decorated House said...

You little electrical wiz you!
It is so much work putting up these silly things and you just tackled it.
In my house I hold up it while sweet husband works on it.

I'm glad you found one that you really liked. The other one nicely replaced!

**BTW, YOU WON!***
I'll look for you address to send you Valentine Silhouette to you. But send me an email in case I didn't tuck it way in the address book.
Donna

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! That is a wonderful chandelier and is perfect for your dining room! Don't you just love it when you find the perfect piece to set off a room? Great job!
Penny

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Wow Rhoda, that is just beautiful! Congrats on finding the perfect piece!

Hugs,
Dena

Kari & Kijsa said...

That looks incredible...love the elegant feel of it...absolutely wonderful!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Woohoo! I love it and I also love the columns in the room too. Don't you just love it when you spot something right off the bat and don't have to search all over town for it? ~ Lynn

ellie said...

Rhoda..that chandy looks great..no perfect in your dining room. I like the rustic quality it has. and what a deal!! your the best at finding those deals...I need you to be my personal shopper...hee hee.

restyled home said...

That fixture's a beauty all right, but what impresses me the most is your ability to install it yourself! Your arms must have been positively aching after that!!

You're a can-do kind of woman...good for you!!

Linda
xoxo

Terri and Bob said...

Wow, that is pretty! Congrats on your recent win of a giveaway! You are well deserving!

justabeachkat said...

Great find Rhoda. It really is the "crowning glory" of your dining room. Just perfect.

I loved that store! I remember they had soooo many wonderful things. Thanks for taking all the "B's" there.

Hugs!
Kat