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02.22.12 / Chandy Eye Candy

My latest Ideabook is up over on Houzz today. This month I featured a slew of chandeliers that can be used in various settings. I really believe that switching out seen-better-days fixtures or builder stock lighting can make a world of difference in any house. Here are a few of the lights I featured…

Chandy Eye Candy

In our previous home {a boring builder}, we replaced the plain Jane pendant in the open dining area with a capiz chandelier.

FYI – The West Elm chandy we used is now on sale if you’re interested.

I also rigged up a fandelier in our previous master bedroom for added drama. {See how I DIY’d the upgrade here.}

I’m enjoying choosing lighting for the Underdog, our current home under renovation. I still need to find fixtures for the master bedroom and boys’ shared bedroom. I’m leaning towards something with a hint of glam for our bedroom and something simple and industrial for the boys’ bedroom. I’ll let you know what I find!

Thanks for all the suggestions on ideas for future Ideabooks. I have quite the list which is a good thing! Keep ‘em coming and check back tomorrow for a peek at a recent purchase I made for the Underdog. Hint: It will have you seeing double.

I was not compensated in any way for mentioning specific lighting fixtures in this post. I just love sharing good stuff!

images:  1) Polyvore collage using images linked to within my Ideabook  2&3) Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

11 Comments

22.February.2012

I would be interested possibly in the chandelier. How much? You can email me at christinadhahn@gmail.com

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replied on February 22nd, 2012

Christina – Oh! Sorry about the confusion! The capiz chandy we put up in our previous home was sold with the house. I meant that if you like it, the exact model that we bought from West Elm is now on sale through West Elm. You can click the link within the post above to see it on West Elm’s site.

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22.February.2012

Love your blog! It has been so much fun following your renovation. Great picks here, as usual!

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22.February.2012

Dana, do you have a source list for your previous home? I love the color your kitchen/dining area is painted, but didn’t see where you listed the color. Can you tell me what color it is, or point me to a source list? Thanks – love the blog!

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replied on February 22nd, 2012

Sarah R – Paint colors here…

http://www.housetweaking.com/2010/09/14/you-asked-for-it-paint-colors/

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Pretty! Our dining room chandy is the wider version of the gold/drum shade on the left of your inspiration pics, we love it :)

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24.February.2012

Dana, I just checked West Elm, and it was regular price…$299. I don’t think that is the sale price. I even signed in and went through checkout to see if sale price would be applied at the end but it wasn’t… :( O well, just thought I’d let you know.

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replied on February 24th, 2012

Christina – At the time of posting, the sale price was $259 for the white version. Looks like that sale has ended now.

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28.February.2012

I’ve found a couple other blogs where they have made a replica of this chandelier. I am deff going to attempt that project :) wish me luck!

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29.February.2012

I can’t tell you how many ideas I am getting from your blog! I am currently looking for a fun rug and just fell in love with yours. Any chance you could share where you got it? Thank you.

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replied on February 29th, 2012

Amy – Are you talking about the dining area rug? It’s a seagrass rug from NaturalAreaRugs.com – a great online site for affordable natural fiber rugs. I used wood stain to apply the stenciled pattern to it. All about that here…

http://www.housetweaking.com/2010/07/15/how-to-stencil-a-seagrass-rug/

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