Some of you may remember the gorgeous chandelier I purchased from The Magnolia Market. What a stunner it is, and I love it even more, in its new home in the kitchen. Take two, went down like this, just scrolling through my email, one day, and boom, there it was at one of my favorite places to shop, Joss and Main. It was amazing, made of metal, not to gaudy, not to old fashioned, not to modern, just my style…….what I like to refer to as Modern French House in the Country. I also felt it would go perfectly with my sconces I recently hung from Antique Farmhouse, which are also metal, and, to die for gorgeous. I franticly started texting my oldest daughter, and asking her, what do you think, is Dad gonna kill me? lol She agreed he might. I made a call to him as well, and he said, get it. It was a fabulous price. I made the purchase and WOW!
Here is the original chandelier, before the dining room makeover. This chandelier now hangs in my study, and will be getting a facelift.
The gorgeous but too small for the dining room, Magnolia Market chandelier. This picture is of it still hanging in the dining room. It’s new home, the kitchen, and it looks amazing. I am not showing the chandelier in the kitchen, because work is about to begin in there, just a paint update, but I will save it for the before and after. The kitchen cabinets will be my May project.
Because I made the mistake of ordering a too small chandelier, for the size of my dining room, I did a little research to find the guidelines on, ” how to figure out what size to order”. Here is the general rule, thanks to homeguides.sfgate.com. Measure your room in feet, then add those numbers together in inches. This should be the diameter of the chandelier. So if your dining room is 14×15 the diameter of your chandelier should be roughly 29 inches. Then for the height of your chandelier. If you have 10 foot ceilings, allow 2 to 3 inches per foot, so your chandelier could be between 20 and 30 inches. And if we are talking a dining room table here, it should be 30 to 36 inches above the table top. I prefer mine low. But if its a weighty piece visually, you may want to hike it up a bit.
And the new Chandelier.
WOW, this too is a stunner, its Gorgeous. So happy that I made the switch. This chandelier takes up more space visually, but has a light as air look and feel. You can see the Antique Farmhouse sconces in the background, they look fabulous together. We actually spent the weekend moving light fixtures around, I literally called it The Chandelier Party. Things are now where they belong.
Coming to the blog soon, a makeover to the original brass chandelier from the dining room, which now hangs in my study! Who can guess what I did to it, shhhhhh………., I painted it.
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