Okay, I’ve been trying to tackle my project list instead of add to it, but this project is one that I’ve been dreaming of! And when the iron is hot… well, you know how it goes 😉 So… surprise, I’ve added another!
When hubby and I were visiting our friends in Sooke last weekend we stopped into the Langford ReStore on our way home. I always like to drop in when I’m in the area. You never know what DIY is just waiting to happen, right? Cruising through the lighting section is how I begin my tour… And there it was! My DIY waiting to come home with me.
But let’s back up for a moment.
This is our dining area.
And this is another view.
Do you notice anything wrong with this picture? Besides the builder’s standard, not-so-attractive chandelier, how about it’s placement?
Right. What were they thinking? The chandelier is centered in the room instead of over the actual dining area. And yes, we’ve had more than one tall person unsuspectingly hit their head on it.
Since we don’t own this home, it’s not in our best interest to reroute the light, and then have the ceiling repaired. Notice the textured ceiling? So, I’ve been wanting to find a swagged fixture to replace this one, and ‘swag’ it properly into position over the table.
And this is what ReStore had in store for us…
It’s a brand new fixture with one tiny flaw in it, which you’ll never see once the chandelier is hung. And I like that the candle sockets are wrought iron instead of plastic… and all at a ReStore price!
My plans are to spray it out black so it works with the rest of our decor.
This is what you see from the dining room.
Notice the clock?
That’s one of the reasons I think we need to go black – both pieces are accent features, so I think they need to compliment each other. And then of course, there’s the black fireplace to keep in mind, too.
So tomorrow I’m off to pick up my paint and get the spraying part done. And barring any mishaps, we should be able to get the chandelier hung up this weekend.
This is one thing I’ll be happy to have in place!
How about you? Are you looking for something key to change up your space?
It’s always so great to find a bargain, but when I find my bargain at ReStore it makes me super happy, because I know the money is going to support a great cause. And I like the fact that I’m working with the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, recyle – that’s where the real value is in the bargain!
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