Before and After Foyer Chandelier

1.08.2018

Last week I shared the new chandelier in the dining room, but that was the second one I purchased before Christmas. The first new chandelier was purchased for the foyer. The old light was okay, but really wasn't my style anymore and not a good fit for the house. I shared this chandelier on instagram the day Mr. Savvy was installing it. 



Good thing I took this before shot with my phone as I can't find it in any old posts. I didn't like it so I left it out of most photos plus it's up high.

We don't have a ladder tall enough to reach the ceiling, but Mr. Savvy knows electrical and he just used the chain and wire from the old light and spliced the new wire in.

This French style one is much better don't you think? The chain and canopy from the old light are perfect with the new chandelier.

Here's a shot from the top of the stairs and if you look close enough you can see where the wire is spiced in in the chain right above the light.

While we are here in the foyer I'll show you how it looks after putting away the Christmas decor.
I moved the bronze mirrored sconces from over the mantel to here. You'll see the changes over the mantel soon. One thing leads to another.

This area basically stays the same except for maybe changing out the pillow on the chair.

And the art changes out periodically.



This plant was moved from here for Christmas and I brought it back in. I have no problem with my solid green ivy plant, but this variegated one gets brown tips on the leaves.

I had one of these die last year, but am trying to keep this one alive. 

Have a fabulous week!

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26 comments:

  1. Kim, the new chandelier really makes a statement, like beautiful jewelry for an outfit! How fortunate that you could use your old canopy and wire! Happy Monday, we have some freezing rain this morning.

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  2. Your eye is spot on, you look at things and think of what could be. I look at your decor and think it could get no better, but you do it and it gets even more beautiful. Gayle

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  3. Your entry looks wonderful with the new lighting and the accessories you've chosen. The chandelier is gorgeous!

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  4. Love the new chandy in the foyer....it really sets the tone as soon as you walk through the door! ..... and that Mr. Savvy is a talented and clever one to use the existing chain/wire....I have to hire someone to come in and clean my foyer chandy!

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  5. I love the new chandy. It is similar to one I had and gave to my daughter before we listed this house-I replaced it with something more neutral and knew my daughter would love the other one. The foyer looks lovely!

    Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

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  6. Kim, the new chandy is a beauty! Love your hallway!! All the details are so pretty and fitting for your style... :-)

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  7. Love the new chandelier. It looks perfect.

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  8. Love the new chandelier! It does look so much prettier. We just replaced our old and rather boring dining chandelier with a mid-century style sputnik fixture and I love it.

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  9. Good evening!
    Current Japan time is midnight.
    New Year's Day is a very important day for the Japanese people.
    In Japanese, New Year is called "oshougatsu", and the very first day of the year is called "gantan".
    People decorate their houses with special decorations.
    "Kadomatsu", two groups of bamboo to place in front of the entrance; "shimenawa", a sacred straw rope to protect the door; and "kagamimochi, round, piled up mochi (rice cakes) to appreciate and eat as a token of wellbeing.
    Families with young children often send New Year's Cards with a family photo or a picture of their children.
    Ryoma.

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    1. Thank you Ryoma for letting us know this. So very interesting. Our son is marrying a Japanese girl this Summer so we are very interested in learning more of her culture.

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  10. the chandelier is so pretty and looks so amazing in your entry. good for mr.savvy for making it work!

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  11. WOW, Kim...what a difference a light fixture can make! So much better!!! It's a beauty too with such simple elegance...matching your homes style. =)

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  12. Oh, So good that Mr. Savvy could utilize the same chain and wire from the old light. Love the new chandelier! It makes a better statement in your pretty foyer.

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  13. The chandelier looks great in that spot. It really fills the space so much better than the old one. Nice to have a handy husband!
    Shelley

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  14. The new foyer chandelier looks so elegant Kim!

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  15. It's beautiful. It's a good fit for your room.

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  16. What light bulbs did you put in your chandelier? I changed up our master bath lights with waxed candle covers and my daughter-in-law suggested I get Silicone Dipped Candle Light Bulbs. Her decorator used those in her candle lights.

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    1. Mine are just regular candle shaped bulbs. I have some of the waxed ones, but they are only 7 watts. We need more light than that.

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  17. The new chandelier is beautiful and makes a real statement ... All changes are beautiful

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  18. Love the new chandelier Kim! Aren't handy husbands the best? ;)

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  19. Your home has such a timeless feel, just love all your ideas.

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  20. It is perfect. Really beautiful

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  21. Isn't it amazing what a new light fixture can do to a room? Beautiful

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  22. Stopping in to snoop around and wish you a Happy New Year. I got cozy with the warming up posts, checked out the new light, but I think I might have missed the guest room finished so I have to go find that.

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  23. I love the "new" chandelier in the foyer. Also, beautiful walking sticks collection!

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