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We ordered most of the lights for the Dream House long before we needed them. Because our construction took longer than we expected it to, lots of things like light fixtures, drawer pulls, and medicine cabinets, sat around in boxes in our garage waiting and waiting and waiting to be added to the house. Luckily, we ended up being really happy with most of the stuff we chose when we finally had everything installed. We have had a little problem with the pendant light over our kitchen table. It’s not that we don’t like it–we do! We have two of them over the dining room table and three of them over the kitchen island. The pendant light just doesn’t cast enough light over the kitchen table. The kitchen table is in the breakfast nook, which has no recessed lighting and no sconces, just a single light fixture above the table. The pendant light just isn’t going to cut it–we need a chandelier!

We’re super excited to get some kind of fantastic light fixture over the kitchen table. We need a farmhouse chandelier, but those can be kind of tricky because farmhouses don’t really have chandeliers. But there are so many cool farmhouse-inspired chandeliers out there, and I’ve rounded up some of my favorites here!

dark metal pendants lights over a rustic farmhouse kitchen island

One option with lots of other sub-options built into it is using two or three small pendants in place of one larger light fixture. We only have the spot wired for one light, so this isn’t an option we’re going with, but if you do, it opens up a whole world of fixture possibilities. [from BHG]

This large, metal and glass pendant light combines industrial and farmhouse styles in a sleek, white kitchen.

I love this chandelier because it is so unchandelier-like. I like that it is a single light fixture with multiple bulbs, and that it is really cool. It’s not frilly or fancy. [from Home & Garden Sphere]

This rectangular chandelier with glass panes in metal frames combines industrial and rustic farmhouse styles.

This may or may not be the style we just ordered last night! I love the dark metal trim framing large panes of glass, and housing multiple bulbs for a nice, bright breakfast nook. This kind of chandelier reminds me of a greenhouse, which I always love. [from Design Sponge]

This chandelier featuring multiple small pendants looks like a collection of vintage jars.

For a modern spin on homespun, this great farmhouse light fixture features a collection of pendants that resemble mason jars. This particular one is a little more upscale, but there are ones that use actual mason jars for a very cute, casual chandelier. [from Architectural Digest]


Trend: Chandelier Candle Holder Makeover

I know the warm weather we are having here in the Pacific Northwest is sort of crazy and some states currently have snow, but this weather is making me think about summer. Barbecues on the patio. Warm summer nights, eating outside, and lit by candles. Yeah, I’m ready. I have had this thrifted chandelier for a couple of years and FINALLY finished this project. This light was sort of ugly (and the electrical work was dangerous), and I thought it wou make a perfect candle holder. Here it is! I spent less than $10 to make this (I had most of the materials beforehand).

Supplies:

  • a vintage chandelier (I found mine at a thrift shop for $5)
  • 1 can of spray paint primer
  • 1 can of color outdoor metal spray paint
  • E-6000 Craft Glue
  • glass tea light holders
  • candles
  • Optional: 1 can of clear glossy acrylic sealer 
  • You may need: pliers, wire cutters, and a screwdriver

Directions:

STEP 1: 
The first step is to find the perfect chandelier. You really don’t have to spend a ton of money to find one. Head to a local thrift shop and search the lighting for an old chandelier.

STEP 2:
Remove the electrical parts and wiring from the chandelier. I needed pliers, wire cutters, and a screwdriver to remove the wires from my chandelier.

STEP 3:
If you can, take the chandelier apart. It’s it’s dirty, clean it with some soap and water and let it dry completely.

STEP 4:
In a well ventilated area (wearing goggles and a mask), spray a coat of primer onto the chandelier. Following the directions on the back of the spray cans, apply the color paint onto the chandelier. When the paint is completely covered, I suggest applying a coat of clear acrylic sealer. It should help protect your chandelier candle holder outside.

STEP 5:
Use the glue to attach the glass votives to the chandelier. Let the paint and glue dry for over 24 hours.

Now that your candle chandelier is done, hang it outside! I recommend taking this candle holder indoors during rain, so it will last longer. Enjoy!

 

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


When it comes to decorating or redesigning a room in my house, one of my favorite things to choose for the space is the ceiling light. From chandeliers to pendants, I’m constantly searching for gorgeous light fixtures. Each season all of my favorite stores seem to come out with new fixtures, and they are one of the first things I check out when a new line is launched.

I decided to focus on light fixtures today because I’m on the hunt for a fabulous new chandelier for my master bedroom. I’m working on a little redesign project and need the perfect piece to make the room come together. In my opinion, a light fixture can really make or break a space.

After finding lots of beautiful fixtures for other rooms in my home, the pressure is on to come up with something equally wonderful for my bedroom. Here are some of my current favorites. And, if you’re following along with my bedroom makeover, you may just see one of these fixtures show up in my space.

Which of these chandeliers do you love the most? What’s your favorite home decor item to shop for?

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Happy Decorating!
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


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