Monday, February 28, 2011

Mid Century Chandelier Finds a Home

My kinda cool mid-century chandelier that was hanging in the dining room has found a new home. Original to the house ('64), both Jake and I liked it, just not in the dining room. I removed it a few weeks back to hang a drum pendant from Overstock.

Here it is hanging in the dining room with strange black glass discs affixed to it. Ugly dust traps those were.

Now it lives in the guest BR, which had a cheap, dim dome light. The bulb had to warm up, creating an ambiance akin to a Romanian jail cell.

Here's it's new home:

I'm going to add some simple natural linen chandelier shades from Lowes to give it a bit more personality. I bought one to test out and I think it's going to work. These are about $4 each, almost fitting into my budget of $0!

Make it work!

I'm getting king shams monogrammed right now in lime green (whee) and then I think I need to call it done in the guest BR.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rick Griggs art

West Elm is showcasing Etsy artists in their catalog this spring. One of the items that popped off the page for me was this work by Dallas artist Rick Griggs:

So pretty.  Love a blue/yellow combo.

Now to save my pennies for one.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kate Spade Does Art?

Is there nothing Kate Spade can't do up all cute?  These prints (now sold out) were on her site for $45 for three. 

Charming, but I'd rather send some love over to an Etsy artist instead.Is it just me, or does it seem odd to buy "art" from a lifestyle brand?  Like, I can't imagine buying a print from JCrew.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Drum Chandy

Finally, FINALLY, I decided to move this light fixture from the dining room. I was trying to adapt it to take a big ole drum shade but finding the right size shade was becoming a challenge. (Ugh, ignore the popcorn ceilings.  I'd love to take them out but they have ASBESTOS so they stay until we win the lottery)

Better, no? It's this drum shade from Overstock  It's definitely not top quality - the "chrome" plating is pretty bad but no one's going to be examining it under a microscope.

I need to figure out how to take better photos.  Well, I know how, I'm just lazy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Funny

I'm starting to feel a little under the weather (boo) and I saw this today and it made me feel better.

We are going to Charlotte this weekend - so that means IKEA!  Hells yes.  Can't wait.