Bling

2.28.2012

I told you in the master bath post that I was still working on the chandelier over the tub. Well, yesterday I found what I was looking for to finish it.

Let's start at the beginning with an old shot of how the chandy did look.

I used to have the shades on it which are really bad dust collectors. So off those came.

Next thing I did was take the brown metal candle sleeves off and replaced them with these resin sleeves. Funny thing is I did this step several weeks ago and then I was looking at my blog friend, Martina's blog Northern Nesting and she was sharing the same thing she had done to her chandy. I am telling you we were joined at the hip at some point. We do so many things the same way.

Here is the look of the chandy with the new sleeves. This alone was a huge change.

I still wanted something more than just the sleeves changed. It needed some bling.

Martina had also added some crystal bling to her chandy and I told her she was doing the same thing I was to mine and that I just needed to order the crystals. Well, the kindness of bloggers literally blows me away because she emailed me and told me she had some leftover crystals and that she would send them to me if I wanted them. I offered to buy them from her and she would not let me. She is just too sweet. Thank you, Martina! She sent the large ones you see hanging.

I still wanted more bling and yesterday when I was walking through a local antique mall I found the strands of glass beads. They are five inches long and came two in a pack for $3.70. I bought six packages and brought them home and added them.

 Bam, there is that extra bling it needed. I am loving the new look. I really would love to replace the dark colored glass parts with clear ones some day when I can get the mister to take it apart and add them, but for now this works fine.



Night shot.

Now I just need to get a dimmer switch added to the lights in here. It is blindingly bright.

Thanks so much for all your comments on the bathroom.

Can't wait to see what you have to share at "Wow" tonight!

Jewelry giveaway still going here. Don't miss out. Winner chosen Thursday.

46 comments:

  1. I love the added touches Kim. You are right about you and Martina! So many times I think of you when I go over to her, and vise versa...weird I tell ya! But in a good way:)

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  2. Hi Kimmie! Bling bling is right! Your chandy looks marvelous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. That looks fabulous! Just the right amount of bling. The dimmer switch will be awesome!

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  4. Beautiful! Amazing make over.

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  5. It works for me too:-) Love the lighter and brighter transformation and of course, the bling always helps.

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  6. Looks great! I'm gone for a week and come back to see that you have redone your entire bathroom! You're a go getter! Love the new look. It's beautiful.

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  7. One can never have enough chandeliers or bling. Bling it on. Richard from My Old Historic House

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  8. You can never have too much bling, The chandy look's amazing.

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  9. So pretty...the bling is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. no no no we can can't have blinding bling!!!


    love it
    where are the drippy candle sleeves available?

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  11. Love it's new look Kim and thank you for the sweet shot out! Love those long ones. Did you get the cream colored sleeves?

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  12. Wow, it turned out so pretty, Kim!
    Your bathroom looks wonderful with the new lights and pretty new color.

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  13. Can you see the bling while you are soaking in the tub? Because I can see my light fixture from mine and I tell 'ya every time I soak now I'm going to be thinking I should have Kim's chandelier up there.

    ~Bliss~

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  14. So pretty! I've been wanting to add crystals to my dining room chandelier. I need to find a good, inexpensive place to order from.

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  15. Beautiful! I just got a chandelier from a lovely lady in the next town from me, I couldn't believe my luck as she only wanted $60 and it was like new. When I took it down with her we took off the glass faux wax drip catchers...this instantly updated the look of it and I totally love it! The white sleeves do just that too! You gotta have a little bling in your life!

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  16. How sweet of Martina!! Your "new" chandy looks great!! Where do you get the resin sleeves?? I have the brown ones & would love the resin look on mine.

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  17. Where did you get your sleeves at a good price. I have a chandy with 16 that needs replacing but don't want to invest a ton of $$

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  18. Great makeover, Kim! It looks like a totally different chandelier! I can't believe the difference just changing out the cover for the bulbs and taking the shades off.

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  19. Bling a ding! Your chandie looks wonderful all gussied up Kim!

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  20. Bling Bling in the city! Looks pretty, and your going to love the dimmer effect.

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  21. Very pretty! Looks like Chandy is going to the Oscars!

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  22. Oooohhh La La! Love it! So pretty.
    Sherry's Bees Nest

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  23. The chandelier is fantastic.

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  24. Wow the transformation is stunning!
    I recently added bling to my chandy too!!
    So easy and usually much cheaper!

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  25. Love the new look! Just the right amount of drama. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love the changes! You have inspired me to make some changes to my dining room chandelier. Where did you get the sleeves? I've seen them on other blogs but don't know where to purchase them.

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  27. The candle covers can be found at www.beeswaxcandlecovers.com. I ordered the resin ones in ivory.

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  28. OOH LA LA !
    Love the bling.

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  29. Well that is just gorgeous. Most folks would just toss the fixture for a new one but you did great transforming it. I love coming over here for inspiration.

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  30. Love it Kim~ those covers are fantastic!! See you tonight! :)

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  31. Lovely updates to your chandy, Kim. The crystals are so elegant looking and I bet they capture light so prettily. I'm not sure if you shared the source of the sleeves, but they do add a lot and I would love to find some for our dining room chandy. Simple as it is, the sleeves would look so much better than the current black.

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  32. Super transformation! You did a great job, Kim.

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  33. You are good...it is really time to write a book! You see things to change that I wouldn't even think of...love this. I agree, bloggers are very generous and wonderful!

    Vintage giveaway at my place!

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  34. Kim,
    3 great solutions to breath new life into a chandelier that works just fine and now looks so romantic!!!
    ~R

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  35. It's funny that you're taking off shades and adding crystals and I'm currently putting on shades and removing crystals. LOL Your chandy looks great!

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  36. I like the added bling on your chandelier! Your new sleeves really give it an authentic look too. Your bathroom has a whole new look to it!

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  37. Love the bling Kim! I'm in the process of blinging my bathroom chandy as well. Yours' sure looks ready to impress the snootiest of blingers hehe. Love it!

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  38. Tres magnifique!!!! You can never have too much bling:) Love what you did, just the right amount. Looks great. XO, Pinky

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  39. Your chandelier looks so pretty with the extra bling!!! Your new candle sleeves are so pretty too!
    ~Des

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  40. That is so pretty, Kim! I can't believe what a difference those changes made.

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  41. Nice update on the chandy. The bling put it over the top- xo Diana

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  42. Kim I read your bathroom post the other day but am just getting around to commenting. It looks amazing and I love the new color. I also love the changes you made to your chandy, and how sweet of Martina to send you her leftover crystals! I can't wait until we add on our new master bath, it will definitely have a chandy in it!

    Kat :)

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  43. Oh Kim, that looks sooo good with the light colored candle sleeves and the crystals. I'll bet it gives your bath a new and fresh look and feel. Love it.

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  44. I love the new look of your chandy. Where did you find those incredible candle-style sleeves? I have a small chandy that needs a redo. I'm thinking the candle-style is what I need. I always love to stop by and see what you are doing. You're such an inspiration to me!
    ~Adrienne~

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