Sunday, September 12, 2010

Candle Chandelier Makeover

I have a hold on doing much to my dining room.  I can't do any lighting changes, flooring, or major wall changes because my husband has plans to knock a wall out, get new flooring, and new lighting.  So I am limited to not changing much.  See with my husband when you remodel you remodel.  He has no small project button.  You do it all at once and you change everything.   But, I can do things that don't require 21st century changes like candle chandeliers.

So here is my dining room before; we don't have a central lighting fixture.  (Yes, I know the carpet is bad.  Someday we will change it.)

So here is the after.  I have a light fixture!  I won't use it every day but if the power goes out we are set and it has great decorating potential.  A trick to getting candles to sit up nicely in a candle holder is playdough.  Put a little bit of playdough in the bottom of the holder and set the candle in it.  It will dry in place and it is easy to remove.
I will link this to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses


La said...

Very pretty! La

Blondie's Journal said...

I would love to have a husband that loved to take on big must be excited!!

I love the new chandelier! And the playdough tip is fantastic! I've tried melting wax in the holder and that only works temporarily. I'll remember this. Thanks, Sherry!!

Happy Sunday! :-)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your candelier looks fabulous. I love it. Great tip about the playdough. I would have never thought of that. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It really does add something to the room...I like it!

DesignTies said...

It's beautiful!! Such a wonderful way to add light & charm to your dining room without having to deal with wiring.


Shelia said...

I think your dining room looks so beautiful! Love the candlelight.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ann said...

Sometimes the little changes make the greatest impact and I think your chandelier is great!!
Have a wonderful week!
The Tattered Tassel

Debbie said...

We had the same idea going on in our previous home...I actually love the look....very soft and romantic. Just make sure those tapers are in with that wax stuff so they stay put. Looks great!

Marlis said...

OMG, love the playdoh idea for the candles. Toy dept here i come!!!! Your husband and mine must be kin, he doesn't understand one step at a time, no it's all or nothing.. so I am waiting on floors, doors and a wee bit less popcorn on the ceilings!! Love the chandelier.. it's great.

Denise Marie said...

very nice...may it be a delight to you all during the Fall season.

Atticmag said...

It's a lovely look and there is nothing like real candles in a chandelier. The form is very graceful, too.

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