Thursday, April 07, 2011

Chandelier Installation

Yesterday, after 19 days of hard work, Jenny from My Favorite and My Best showed off her beautiful new and improved butt.  And while I could never ever top such an awesome and inspiring post, I thought I'd show you what I did with the last 19 days.  Remember this little beauty I picked up at a bookstore in Natchitoches, Louisiana a few weeks ago?  In the same amount of time that Jenny created her fine ass, I've been staring at my uninstalled light fixture - sitting in the corner of my bedroom.  I've been waiting for a free moment when both my children were content and/or sleeping and my husband was home to help me.  As you can see, it took three weeks for that combination of events to occur.  Here is a photo of the chandelier hanging in the bookstore:

The monstrosity that you see below has been hanging in my room for a year and a half.  It is the center of an old ceiling fan.  I took the blades off long ago, but the large brass machinery was left behind as a reminder to find something more suitable.

The light box was in pretty good condition.  My fixture is new to me, but actually pretty old - taken out of a house in New Orleans.  The wires on the fixture were not color coated and there was no ground wire, but this is really normal for older fixtures.

The plaster was breaking away, so I hid it under this medallion from Home Depot.  It actually matched the 1970's crown molding in our bedroom.  They're easy to paint, although I didn't do that because I'm lazy.

Ta da!

This is what she looks like from underneath.

I don't know... now that I look at it, I think I'd rather have Jenny's tight butt.

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anita said...

It's gorgeous!!
I'm not sure which one of you I'm more envious of -- you or Jenny.
(although with swimsuit season approaching.....)

Connie said...

The light is fabulous, but, (or butt) I'll take Jennys butt over the light fixture any day!

Mary said...

The light looks great in there! Totally worth the three week wait!!

A Perfect Gray said...

great post and too funny. love the chandelier just as much as the mfamb butt, too! donna

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love your light- I think it's perfect. Hadn't seen MFAMB's butt yet but heading over:)

Brandi said...

I feel so bummed when I think about unfinished projects laying around too. This is just perfect, what a great find!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, and great job on hanging. That could go either to the butt or the light, but really I'm talking about the light, delightful as the butt is.

Splendid Willow said...

The room looks wonderful! What a beautiful chandelier!

(Nice butts I can't look at - makes me totally jealous..).

Warm hugs,


my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

its a toss up (a salad toss up).

Anonymous said...

great looking chandelier, not sure about posting a picture of Jennys butt got really anything to do with chandeliers...not necessary...just sayin!!!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Sarah- The chandy looks great! Especially looking from below!