The New Chandy and Boring to Better Party 6

12.15.2010

Thanks so much for all of you who joined my party last week. 114 wow! Since it was mostly Christmas decor I just couldn't pick certain ones to feature because everyone's Christmas decorations are special. When I get more before and afters I will do a feature post. 
All Christmas posts are still welcome all month!!

Now on to this week's party. Several weeks ago I asked for some help making a decision on a new light fixture for my sitting room. 



This is what I was dealing with before. Yuck, the outdated ceiling fan.


And here is the new one taken last night. I did not pick any of the ones I had posted about. 


I kept looking and found this one and I knew it was the one. Well, maybe not just like that. I always second guess my decisions, but this is one I am happy with. The price of less than $300 made it right, too. Merry Christmas to me!



Here is a closer look. Oil rubbed bronze, even though the site did not call it that, and nine lights.





Here it is with the lights off.


Here is an outside look.


The good thing is this is hung much lower and I can get on a ladder and dust it when needed.

I know a lot of people don't like shades on a chandy, but these came with this one and so far I like them on better than off. Who knows I may try them off later.

Now it's time for you to show me whatcha got!

Please post your intended post and not your whole blog.
Please please add my link or button to your post so others can find the party and join in if wanted.
Try to take time to visit some of the other party goers. 
Please become a follower if you haven't already.

All Christmas decor posts are still welcome this month.

Linking to Alphabet Thursday at Jenny Matlock for the letter L for Light fixture. Been a while since I linked to Miss Jenny's party!


Don't miss my $80 csn GIVEAWAY. I will announce the winner Friday!!

Now have fun!

KIM

93 comments:

  1. Big is better in that space and it is perfect Kim and it looks like more than three hundred dollars!

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  2. Oooh...I love it, Kim! Gorgeous! I think the shades are very frenchy! Happy week...and stay warm!...hugs...Debbie

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  3. Looks great! I'm a chandy with shades on kind of girl. =)

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  4. Kim,
    That was the perfect choice. It is gorgeous in your Palladian window. Just beautiful!
    Sherry

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  5. Hi Kim, that light is just perfect! Gorgeous! And that is a great price for a fixture of that size. It is so fun that you got it up in time for Christmas. Thanks so much for hosting this fun party!
    Vanessa

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  6. It's perfect Kim! I remember when I changed out my old white fan for a chandie in my great room you asked about how I would clean it....see you found the solution...right height!

    I love yours....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  7. Your new chandy is absolutely perfect!!!! I love the view thru your window :o)
    ~Des

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  8. Gorgeous! And it looks like you had it hung at just the right length too, very pretty! :D

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  9. I love it Kim, the size is just right for the space. I bet you'll be looking up for a while.

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  10. Oh my, how lovely, and the outside in view is sooooo nice!

    Di

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  11. It's just beautiful Kim...I love the photo of it from outside, that just has to look stunning! I like the shades too!

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  12. Love it! Inquiring minds want to see how you got up there to hang that lovely chandy! I have an ugly fan too but can't figure out how to get a ladder up there. :)

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  13. Kim, you have wonderful instincts. That is the PERFECT chandy for that space. You must love looking up at it!!

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  14. The chandelier is the perfect size, scale, finish, everything AND a perfect Christmas present. Sally

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  15. I just found your blog last night..I am very meticulously going through every blog you've posted..I am in heaven! I have been traveling almost every week for work for 2 years..and truthfully, I had forgot how fun it is to gather a twig, feather and string to build my nest! You have re-awakened my sleeping self. Many thanks Kim....seriously.

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  16. akarudd, my husband leaned a very tall ladder against the slope of the ceiling. He did it all. I just watched.

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  17. Kim, Beautiful choice. This would have been my favorite. The price is right, the style is gorgeous and the proportion is perfection. You must be thrilled. And how lovely that it makes it's debut in your beautifully decorated room, casting a soft light on your more-than-beautiful tree!
    I did join you! Now I am off to see the other participants!
    Thanks for the invite and for hosting!
    xo Yvonne

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  18. I know I say "love" a lot, but ... well ... I LOVE it !! I'm so glad you went with the layered chandie. It fills that space up beautifully! I know you must be thrilled! And, trust me ... nothing in your house could ever be "boring" (you might have to rename your linky party), which I plan on joining in just a minute! Thanks so much for hosting ... I look forward to being inspired by everyone. Happy Holidays, Becca

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  19. It's really pretty! I love oil rubbed bronze! We replaced lots of lights in our house but I can't convince the hubby to replace the bedroom ceiling fan!!

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  20. You made the absolutely perfect choice! LOVE it!

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  21. I love it, Kim! Looks great with the shades! And thanks for the fun party! ♥♥♥

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  22. That is wonderful!

    I am a new follower, maybe you'll return the favor? :)

    What would you do with a $75 gift card?  I have a  giveaway on my blog right now for just that!  

    Come on over and enter!

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  23. Ohhh I was wondering when you were going to post the new chandelier- it looks just gorgeous Kim! Give that man of yours a big hug for job well done. I'm working on a new post but not ready yet, so I will be a little late but will be back to join in soon.. probably tomorrow :)

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  24. Looks fantastic Kim! I won't be joining this week. I am in the middle of helping both the boys with projects of their own...gotta run!

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  25. Love your new, elegant light. Re the shades--I love them. You have the option of doing something different down the road when you want a change.
    Best,
    Susan

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  26. The new chandy is very pretty. Makes me want to go and yank all of my ceiling fans down. Thanks for hosting the linky party (in case you did not see my apology and manners post). Merry Christmas.

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  27. i am so glad you kept looking and found this one looks like it was made for the room.....love it

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  28. It really is a great choice, Kim. Another virus has hit my computer so no posting of pics for me :(. Ordered an ereader with wifi and sd card reader. It will fit in my purse. I will see how it works out.

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  29. Kim, it's simple yet elegant. Commands attention but is easy on the eyes. I like the shades and bear in mind that they help push the light downwards towards the room where it is needed. I love that you have hung it lower too. Very cool. Expensive looking too!!!

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  30. Kim it's absolutely beautiful and looks like it was made for your room!

    Kat :)

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  31. Wow! What a big change! That really makes a huge impact on that room! I love it!
    Lacy

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  32. Hi Kim!
    I love your chandelier, it's perfect. And yes, I like the shades. I sometimes take mine off just for a different look.

    If you open a booth it would be nice to have a friend or someone you know to mentor you. It is lots of fun but it can also consume you as well. Good luck on your decision.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  33. Love the new chandy about as much as I love my new ceilings! Kim, you won my blogaversary!

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  34. I hate to miss anything..I just linked an old post, hope that is OK:)

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  35. That is stunning! The difference it makes is amazing. Definately a boring to better item.

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  36. Beautiful! And I am so impressed that you will clean the shades! I just figure too high for the dust to be seen!!
    It looks wonderful and as always I enjoyed every photo! Have a great week :)
    Wendy

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  37. Love the new light fixture! And even more I love that you took a picture of how it looks from outside! It looks great!

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  38. Beautiful chandy! Looks great from the outside too!

    I never know if I have anything appropriate for your meme!

    I have just posted to a fourth party, this one is white and gold!

    Katherine

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  39. Good choice, Kim. The style and size are perfect for your home...Christine

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  40. Great choice! Thanks, Kim, for hosting another wonderful party.

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  41. I love the picture taken from the outside ooking in --Very lovely chandy :-)

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  42. Kim, this looks to be the perfect choice. Love the view through the front window. It's so elegant. And wow, your tree is amazing. It's huge! Ho w tall is that tree? You must have been on a ladder to decorate that one.

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  43. Kim, The new chandy looks perfect in your room and I love it with the shades. You picked a great one!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  44. Kim, it is perfect! Always amazing the difference a light fixture can make!

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  45. Great choice on the chandelier! It's perfect for the room. I like the shades too. Usually, I like chandeliers without but these look really good on.

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  46. I am lovin' your new chandelier! I love the shot taken from outside, too! Clever! Oh...I am so in need to replace some light fixtures, but when I go look, I am so overwhelmed!! Yours is just beautiful!! Thanks for hosting, too!!

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  47. Kim- It's perfect! A better choice than any of the options you had posted before. I love how it looks from outside too. Good taste, girl! Yep-I like this one with the shades on too! Hugs- Diana

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  48. Down-sizingboomer thinks the shades look great. Your place is beautiful.

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  49. I love the new light! It hangs in the perfect spot to be seen through your entrance upper window.
    We just hung a new chandy in the kitchen on the weekend and I am trying to decide whether or not to get shades for it.

    Joanne

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  50. Kim...it's perfect! Well done. It so suits the style of the room and the space.

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  51. LOVE IT!!! it's even better than those you posted!... and the price, is awesome.

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  52. Wow that was worth waiting for! The look from the outside is so dramatic! Doesn't it make you feel so great when something comes together like that!

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  53. Love it!! Looks perfect from the outside looking in!! Sorry, no party for me this week. I have nothing but Christmas to share!! Nothing worth a before and after! Going to the chiropractor now for my back! Have a great day.

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  54. I love the shades on the chandy. It's gorgeous. I think most chandys look a bit naked without a shade. Thanks for hosting the party this week. I know how busy you and everyone is during this time of year so I appreciate all you are doing.

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  55. Kim, I love your new light and I love the shades. Looks beautiful through the arched window from outside. It's just perfect!

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  56. Very nice Kim! It looks fantastic. :)

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  57. I love your new chandelier! It really enhances the room. I think you made a great choice. I like the shades on it because it fits the room with it's library feel. It makes for softer lighting. I don't think it would work as nicely without the shades. I know you're enjoying it at the holidays.

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  58. Your chandy is gorgeous! So much better than the ceiling fan. I love shades on the chandy.
    BLessings~
    Gwenny

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  59. Gosh, you did a fantastic job choosing your chandelier. It has beatutiful lines and the scale is perfect for the space. How gorgeous is the view of it through your window?! I like it with the shades on, too. It looks a lot more than $300... well done!!

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  60. Ohhhhh, Kim, I am LOVIN' that new chandelier! Your room looks amazing and so cozy, love it! XOXO ~Liz

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  61. Oh wow, your new light fixture looks amazing Kim!! Not only from the inside, but from the outside as well. Gorgeous!

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  62. Kim where did you get this...so unique and beautiful, great job, great taste you have...send me some of that for Christmas!

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  63. Kim where did you get this...so unique and beautiful, great job, great taste you have...send me some of that for Christmas!

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  64. Kim....it is perfect. It is beautiful inside and out, great job!

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  65. Love it! It looks so pretty thru the window too! It really warms up the room even more!

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  66. Your new chandy is just beautiful and looks perfect in your sitting room. Great choice!
    CAS

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  67. It is PERFECT, Kim!! LOVE IT! And, I like the height you have it hung. The shades look great to me and it is always nice to have options! LOL!

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  68. Hi Kim...

    Girlfriend, I love, love, LOVE your new chandelier...it's absolutely gorgeous and sooo perfect for your beautiful sitting room! Ohhh...and it looks fabulous shining through your big, beautiful window!!! I'm so happy that you found "just the right one"! I know that to some, it may seem like an easy decision but there are so many beautiful things out there! I'm like you...I am always trying to second guess everything! hehe! But you definitely made the right choice! Your sitting room is sooo beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! Thank you for sharing it and your new chandelier with us today!

    I also wanted to thank you for hosting this fun filled party! It was my first time to participate! I really enjoyed your sweet note that you left on my Christmas buffet...thanks for coming by, sweet friend!

    Warmest Christmas wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  69. Kim, that light fixture is PERFECT.. I love it with the shades on.. You choose very well and got it at a great price too... I sure am glad i didnt show my new lil fixture lol..

    Thanks so much for hosting this party for us...

    Holiday Hugs
    Sonny

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  70. I love the new light fixture! Definitely much better than that ceiling fan! You home looks like it's all set for Christmas :)

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  71. Love the new fixture! I have a ceiling fan that needs updating myself :-)

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  72. Thanks for reminding me about your party. There are so many on the web, it's hard to keep up with them. I always love your home and everyone has such lovely things this time. Well, all the time, but you know what I mean.

    I like the shades on your chandy. If it was dripping with crystals, I don't always think the shades work, but I think this one was meant to have them.

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  73. I love the way the chandy looks from outside, such a homey feel to it. It is fabulous! Amazing what a difference changing the lighting does to a room, isn't it?

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  74. Definitely looks spectacular and made a big difference. I need to update ceiling fans too, but I do like them...especially in the summer. LOVE the oil rubbed bronze finish. Love the antlers over the sofa too!

    Nancy

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  75. I think that chandelier would be mad to be called a light fixture - ha!

    Definitely way more grand than that!

    What a neat linky party. If I had any decor going on other than clutter I would totally link up with you.

    Instead I'll just say...lovely as always.

    Thanks for linking to Alpahbe-Thursday.

    A+

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  77. Thanks for stopping by Town and Country Mom and for becoming a follower! I look forward to reading your future posts (and the older ones as well!); you have a lovely blog!

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  78. Hi Kimmie! Your chandie is beautiful! Love the shot from your front door! I know you're loving it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  79. That light is great! I love the picture with the Christmas tree.

    Teresa

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  80. I'm with you for now too! Looks great with the shades. I just joined up to the party! Hey you wanna give me a wake-up call in the morning? ha ha ha Kinda the way it is lately... Jacqueline

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  81. I love your selection. It looks wonderful from the inside and the outside of your house.

    Please stop by and check out my L post. It will be up tomorrow.

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  82. I am replacing outdated light fixtures in a few dats, You have given me some ideas!

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  83. Hi Kim-

    Better late to the party then not showing up at all. 'Tis the season to be busy. Your home looks so beautiful. Your photos are great. Do you take them with the camera you got a few months ago - a Canon?

    My best- Diane

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  84. Love the new chandy Kim! It looks perfect!

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  85. Very cool choice...

    An immediate improvement!

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  86. Definitely a good choice! Thanks for the peek from the outside too. :)

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  87. I'd say you picked the perfect chandelier. Dramatic, but still very warm.

    =)

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  88. Love it! This is perfect for the room, and the scale is just right! Way better than the fan!
    ~Amanda

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  89. Beautiful chandelier! Merry Christmas!~Ames

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