Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Something to "brighten" my day

Lately, I have been going through...oh should we say, a decorating identity crises.  We have been in our home for a little over two years and as with every homeowner, there are so many things that I still want to do around here.  The chandelier over our dining room table was my subject of the month.  I knew that I didn't like it, but wasn't sure what I wanted.  Just our luck, my aunt wanted that chandelier for her dining room and offered to buy it from us so that we could get what we wanted.  Woo Hoo! 

After much research, I found what I wanted.  One of my favorite blogs, Iheartorganizing.com, recently did a project where she took a plain white drum shade and made it into something with a lot of pizzaz.  I knew right away that this would add the "fun" and "whimsical" element that I have been looking for.  So, I went for it!    

It was super easy (although a little time consuming), but I LOVE IT!  Here is a before shot...
 

And after.....



This was so simple and if I can do it, certainly anyone can!  We simply bought a plain white drum shade from Ebay for $125 and then purchased the mum decals from Etsy for an additional $25.  So for $150, we now get to eat, study, chit chat, etc....under this amazing light!

If you are interested in the steps, visit Jen over at Iheartorganizing: Here

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3 comments:

Mrs. G said...

$125 for a drum shade??? That just doesn't sound right. But it's really really pretty!

Mrs. J said...

It's the whole light, not just the shade. It was the cheapest that I could find for the size that I wanted...it's huge!

Everything else that I liked, was around the $175 mark so I was able to save just a little and am so in love with it! :)

Laura Darling said...

Ooooh that is very nice! I am moving into my first apartment in a few weeks so I am all about decorating tips!