Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chandelier and Sconce

Have I mentioned I love chandeliers, and after moving into our new home I think I want one in every room. At times I doubt my idea because I always get that look from my husband like "Are you sure?"
Yes, I am sure, I am 100% completely, positively sure that a chandelier would look lovely in each room. I love the shape of them and when they have crystals I am in love. 
 A couple of weeks ago I got my husband to hang our chandelier for the living room and the matching sconce that I got for our bedroom. I hope you like!

Although this chandelier doesn't have any crystals, with the exception of the one hanging at the bottom, I love the shape and the French country look to it.

The one small crystal is all this curvy beauty needs
I love the arms on this light and how they spread out so freely and give the space an airy, and relaxed feeling
Now how could I just get the chandelier without the matching sconce? At first I wasn't too sure about ordering the sconce, but our bedroom had an old, brass sconce that was too small and not very pretty. I figured this sconce would fit perfectly in it's place and if not, then I had many other spaces perfect for a sconce.
Again, just one small crystal on the bottom. I am so glad I got it, otherwise I would have been beating myself up over not getting it.
It dresses up that light bare wall simply and beautifully without feeling to heavy, just what I envisioned. I hope you all have a great day, now I'm off to tackle some projects on my list.
Big Hugs, Melissa
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Brimfield Beauty

 This past mother's day I was fortunate enough to have my husband take me to the Brimfield Antique Show. The trip was a success, I found some great things and one of them was a beautiful antique armoire for a steal. The piece was originally very dark, maybe even too dark. I finally tackled the project of painting and distressing it, something I have been putting off because of our big move and other projects popping in and out. Well enough jibber jabbering, here it is!


At first I wasn't sure what to do with the drawer pulls because I couldn't remove them for painting and I really didn't want to keep their original color because it was quite dark. My husband just simply said "Just paint them". Why was I stressing out when he was right, all I had to do was paint them and then distress them a bit. I am such a bad blogger because every time I tackle a project I always realize I didn't take a before shot, I am going to try and get better at this.

I love mirrors, especially beveled ones, and to be quite honest, if this piece didn't have the mirror I probably wouldn't of even fallen in love with it.

Distressed in all the right places....
So romantic and pretty
And to end things I had to take a shot of the euro shams from Rachel Ashwell's shabby chic collection at Target. I think that is the first aisle I go to whenever I visit Target, and then I forget what I was really "supposed" to get.  I hope you all have a great day. Big Hugs!