Monday, April 25, 2011

Growing an Easy Garden Chandelier~

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend with family and friends.

As most of you know, a few months ago, I redesigned my kitchen with a remodel that was so much fun to design and I am enjoying it so much.

Since finishing the project, I made a few simply changes and wanted to share it with you as some may have a need for the same type of look.
To view the updated and finished kitchen, you can view it HERE from a previous post.

The chandy over the table, I have so enjoyed, but kept thinking it just needed a little something to garden it up for Spring.
You know how it goes, after you live with something for a bit, you see where you can add or take away, making changes if needed.

I wanted the table area to take on a bit of a garden look bringing the outdoors in. I can certainly change the centerpiece to garden style, but going one step further, I added some changes to the iron style chandelier with roosters. It had 3 hooks included for hanging pots. The area is not right for pots over the table, so I found 3 small baskets in French, Tuscan style. They all are in the same coloring, with 3 different shapes, round oval and square. Keeping the baskets similar gives a uniform look, like they belong with the light.

I then added some faux greens trailing all around and growing up the chain. The greenery had to be small for an update and not reflect the large ivy from the past. So on the hunt I went and found just the style needed for a herb garden look. The leaves are tiny and do not over power the lights iron.

The ivory fabric pleated candle shades can be changed for the cooler months with the iron style that came with the light fixture, or taken off all together for just a candle look.
For the moment, I am enjoying the ivory shades and of course the chandy has a dimmer for a soft light in the evening. I love dimmers and have them everywhere. They are easy to install and make the room glow with a candle light effect.

Here is the BEFORE light fixture~

Here Is the AFTER garden style with hanging baskets and greenery~

What a difference it made to the room. So complete and cozy and easily changed when needed which is perfect for me since I like to redo rooms often.

Thank you for stopping by to let me share in a little decorating change. Hope this might inspire some ideas for you in some way.

Have a great week.
See you soon.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

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