Monday, December 14, 2009

twiggy chandelier

here is a fun project i did recently...

the area here, between the kitchen and eating area, is lacking an overhead light fixture (this house was built in the 70's, i guess they didn't think about these things back then) anyhow, i have tried different lamps sitting on the cupboard, but they usually get in the way as we congregate around this island often.


so i hung a branch from the garden, strung it with micro-mini twinkle lights and embellished with Christmas ornaments.

i haven't come up with a good solution for hiding the cords yet...but i will, cause i just hate those things showing!

also, next time i attempt this, i'll choose a more sculptural branch and spray paint it white,

AND

string the lights on the branch BEFORE i hang it!

oh my aching neck...live and learn.


we are pretty happy with the soft glow it provides this area and may leave it up after the holidays, minus the ornaments.


as most things around here though...

it will eventually

CHANGE.

7 comments:

KarenB said...

I think it looks great. When you find the right branch and spray paint it then hopefully you can find lights with white wire. If you leave it the way it is, I guess there is such a thing as brown wires. My boss found some online. I don't know if they were LED lights, though. I can ask where she found it. I love it brown, actually. Very fun and great idea.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Erin
What a gorgeous creation. I love it as it is.. but can see that white would be great also. The dark branches though give it an earthy warmth..

You are so clever!! I find I rarely do anything creative these days... used to be I was always changing or altering something.. but lately no time...

Still I can always enjoy viewing your creations!! Have a great week xxx Julie

LuLu Kellogg said...

Erin, this is beautiful! How creative and wonderful!

LuLu~*

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love it!! Leave the lights on it, but you can change out the ornaments for touches of decor for upcoming holidays or seasons.

Chrisy said...

What a treat for the eyes! Just beautiful...and I didn't even notice the cord till you mentioned it...

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh I think this is just stunning. So unique and gorgeous! xx

Dustjacket Attic said...

That really is so pretty and creative, you have a real gift in this area.
xxx