Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chandelier Creation

As promised, here are a couple pictures of the petite chandelier I put together. I created it with the lamp parts I found on our trip. I then painted it black, added some crystals, the shades and voila' - fabulous new lighting above my kitchen sink!
I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I've been looking for a petite chandelier for some time but haven't had any luck. Any that I've found though, are always to pricey for me. It cost me $23 to make this chandelier - that's including all parts and even the paint too!

Only thing left to do now, is find cute trim to add to the shades...

I had to share this picture I took the other night of my new buddy Buzz.
Each night while I'm out watering he does a fly-by. Well actually, I get buzzed!
He then perches himself on this tiny branch in our red flowering plum tree and watches me while I water the garden. Isn't he just the sweetest little guy ever!?
Yesterday, I spent a good portion of the day cutting hundreds of 8" squares.
I have 4 vintage chenille quilts that I need to make.
Today, we're heading over to my parents beach house where we'll be celebrating the 4th of July this weekend, with our family and friends. The girls and I are then staying all of next week too. My project for next week is to get all 4 twin sized quilts made.
I really love sewing while I'm at the beach. Nothing beats the view!
Have a happy 4th of July!
God Bless America!


Connie said...

Yesssssss!!!! God bless America and all of us who love it. I love your little chandelier in the kitchen. Hmmm, wonder if hubs would do that for me, hmmmmm. Remind to myself: find small electrical chandelier! Adorable kitchen, sweets, and the ocean and mountain??? My loves also, my littl PNW chickee!!

Anonymous said...

Have a great 4th! make sure to take lots of pix of the girls! :)

Kathi said...

I hope you had a safe and happy
4th of July, Karoline. I love the way your lamp turned out. God bless you, Kathi

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Enjoy your time sewing whilst at the beach! Hope your 4th was fab, too.


Paula said...

Your chandelier turned out great! I hope you had a great 4th! N will be at camp this week but maybe the girls & I will get a chance to see you & yours before the week is over. ;o)

joyh82 said...

What a cute petite chandelier in your pretty kitchen! We just ordered one from a lighting store and it was
not cheap. But I just love them!
Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Karolyn - Someone referred me to your blog. I love your red, white & black kitchen. The chandelier turned out AWESOME!

It's amazing to see snow on the mountain and boats on the water! What a beautiful part of the country. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Secondhandrose said...

Wonderful chanelier! It's so fun to make things on a shoe-string budget and have them come out fabulous. Have fun on vacation. Come for a visit.

A Hint of Home said...

I love your chandelier! It looks great even without trim. You are very talented.
I enjoyed your blog today and happy sewing to you.

Unknown said...

Oh wow! You really should think about entering that photo you took of the hummingbird into a magazine or something.. its GROGEOUS! You did an awesome job :)