Tuesday, May 31, 2011

French Beaded Chandy is Up

 The living room finally has a proper chandelier.
This is a vintage basket style beaded chandy.
 This chandy deserved a ceiling medallion, so I selected this large one.
 I painted the entire thing in Folk Art craft paint, champagne color,
 then used the brown wax to antique it.
I finished it off with Rub n' Buff Antique Gold.
 This task was not high on Mr. Maison Decor's list
 this memorial day weekend.
Thankfully he went along with what was high on my list!
Anytime you work with old light fixtures there may be issues. 
This one did not come with a ceiling cover.
I picked this one up at Home Depot 
and painted it with Rub n Buff in antique gold.
However the cap was too large, so luckily Mr. MD
 was able to use a metal grinder and cut away
 the excess of  the canopy cap so it fit inside the medallion. 
 The chandy and the medallion look great with the mirror and the curtain rods.

I turned on the lights in the room for a few pictures.
It really dresses up the room.

Look what is in the doorway of this pretty french hotel!
This looks just like my chandy, and it was featured on Greige 
this weekend. She saw it in a Paris hotel and loved it~
I guess it really is a french light fixture!
Here was the original light in the room.
Here is the new girl in town.
C'est si bon!

linking to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. Love it Amy! The whole room looks beautiful!! Martina

  2. It's gorgeous, Amy! I love the chandelier and the medallion. I love the molding above your fireplace too. Your home should be featured in Romantic Homes Magazine. xo

  3. What a gorgeous light, Amy! Your living room is amazing! Love the trim over the mantle too.
    I agree with Debby...your home really should be in Romantic Homes.

  4. The medallion echo's the round table underneath too! Do those come in two pieces and you just snap them around the fixture to the ceiling? I would hate to have to take a light fixture down to do that.

  5. It's beautiful, Amy! It suits your room so much better!

  6. Oui! Elle est jolie!

    Love the pretty chandy. It looks just like the one in the hotel. Your living room is gorgeous!

  7. Great transformation!! It is gorgeous and what a change it makes!

  8. Lovely light and looks just perfect in your room. Also love the new header!

  9. It looks beautiful. It goes so well with your sconces. It really warms up the room and pulls the mirror and curtain rods all together. Are you going in there and turning it on and off a lot? That is what I do when I install a new chandi. That really was a great French find! Love the medallion too.

  10. ooh lala! very french and PERFECT for you room! fabulous find!

  11. Tres belle dear Amy! Your very pretty room is now bejeweled. Perfect!

  12. It is drop dead gorgeous, Amy! This is the perfect light for your beautiful room.

  13. I LOVE it!!Looks beautiful in your space~ Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  14. Oui, c'est si bon! Si beau et très chic!

    Such an amazing score, Amy! The medallion and cap add the finishing touch to this gorgeous piece. It is like jewelry in the room, and really does compliment the mirror and drapery poles very well. I love everything about this!

    If it were me, I'd be staring at it all day and turning the switch on and off, but I'm just weird like that! LOL!



  15. It's beautiful! The ornate medallion adds the perfect finishing touch. Magnifique!

  16. the Piece de Resistance! Absolutely wonderful!


  17. WOW! It's stunning and gorgeous! I'm so glad you linked up, thank you so much :) Enjoy your week

  18. I always or easily forget how much difference the right light fixture makes in a room. I overlook that a lot. Not here. Wow! I knew it was beautiful but it's even prettier hanging in your living room. It needed to be there. It looks just like the one in the French hotel. How cool!


  19. Oh my...what a fabulous find....it's tres chic and absolutely stunning!

  20. I really like what you did with the ceiling rose.
    Well done.

  21. Simply stunning Amy!
    I bet you go in this room countless times just to gaze at this beautiful light!!
    I follow the blog Greige and i noticed right away the light was just like yours! Must make you feel great to have a real French piece!!

  22. We had problems with the ceiling stuff when we put our first ceiling fans in. It's way too hot here to care if ceiling fans are in style or not. :)

    I just got your sketch in the mail today. Perfect! I'm going to put it in my entry way against a pale yellow wall. Its the wall next to the window by the front door. I'll take pictures. I'm so happy with it. :)

  23. This light was made just for that room! PERFECT!
    What a good hubby!
    Have a pretty day!

  24. It looks perfect. It adds the final finishing touch to your beautiful room! Have a lovely day. x Sharon

  25. That chandy was meant to be in that room!

  26. Hi Amy! I've been wanted to comment on this, but my computer was getting a fix and for some reason I can't comment on your blog on my iPad. Anyway, I just wanted to say that this looks amazing...even better than in the previous post where you showed it arriving (light will do that, huh?). Also, the bead work is so beautiful, which I didn't notice as well in the other post. It looks GREAT!!!

  27. Gorgeous.........with a great tutorial, too!

  28. So much more fitting for the room and so pretty when it's on, don't you think?

  29. Huge improvement on the lighting, so happy to see it in place! Looks beautiful, you must be so excited! I'm sure Mr. Maison loves it too! xo!

  30. Fab! I love it! I'm on the lookout for a tent and bag chandelier for a corner of the living room!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  31. Your room looks wonderful with that elegant and gorgeous chandy! I love it!, it's stunning! I'm looking for one, vintage, for my living room! Let me know, hahahaaa....I'm also at SATF. You're welcome to come over! Have a great weekend. FABBY

  32. That chandy looks fabulous Amy! My hubby is an expert at that stuff too...thank goodness for that! (*_*) ~Stacy~

  33. I had to come back and take another look :)
    I'll be featuring it tomorrow


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