Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chandy Delivery!

 Just like Christmas morning~
thats how it felt when I saw my chandy in a box outside the door!
I found this beaded antique french basket style chandelier on Etsy.
(click here to see how I found it.)
I couldn't wait to open it.
It came wired with a jury rigged system, 
probably as it was on display in the store.
I ran out to the kitchen and hung it up 
on the only hook I could think of.
I plugged it in....
And nothing.
No I took it down and hoped to heck it worked.
Hoped to heck it was just a light bulb replacement issue.
Then I wondered, how the heck do you change the light bulb??
It is inside this wired cage.
The only thing I could figure was to remove the nut at the top
and hope for the best. I wasn't going to wait for Mr. Maison Decor to get home.
I had to see this chandy all lit up!
 Grabbed some tools~pliers and a screw driver. 
See how they have the wires hooked up to a plug so you can plug it in?
I was thrilled to see that on there so I could see it lit up
before the official installation.
I twirled and twisted the nut off using pliers.
Hoping I wasn't stripping any threads in the process.
Hoping this would let me take the top off to change the bulb.
Phew~it worked!
I changed the bulb...
And then I plugged it in before I screwed it all together.
 It works!!!!
I ran back out to the kitchen and hung it on the hook 
and plugged it in. 
You can see my other globe just hanging in the background.
Move over Beethoven.
This chandy is going to go in the living room, 
but I had to see it suspended and check out the light.
So soon I will be showing it in its real home, but for now...
as we say in Boston~
its Wicked Pretty!

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  1. Beautiful! What a great find!

  2. It looks great, Amy! I'll bet your heart dropped into your stomach when it didn't come on; I would have been going a bit crazy myself to change the bulb out and make sure that's all it was. Can't wait to see it in your living room!

  3. That is a beautiful Chandy. What a great find, I know the anxiety must have been terrible when it didn't light. I'm glad it worked out okay.

  4. That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I've never seen anything quite like it. I'd be interested to know where you purchased it from on Etsy. Maybe they'll list some others like it. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery is what my mother always says!! :)

    ~ Wendy

  5. I got the chandy at an Etsy shop called the decorators back room. IT is in Rhode Island. Here is a link. They do have mostly high end fabric but they have one other chandy that is a french tole style. Very cute, great price.

  6. So pretty Amy~ Can't wait to see it in it's new home! :)

  7. Yes, definitely "wicked pretty"! I am glad it is in working order and can't wait to see it's new "home"!~Hugs, Patti

  8. It definitely is WICKED PRETTY Amy!! Can't wait to see it in it's new home. Martina

  9. It looks gorgeous all lit up! Is it going to be an ordeal to change the bulb when it's hung? So glad it worked.

  10. Oh most definitely this chandy is "wicked" pretty. I can't wait to see it put up. What an absolute wonderful find.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. As we say in the Midwest-It is WICKED COOL! Love it-bet you had a sinking feeling when you first plugged it in an it didn't light. So glad it works! xxoo Diana

  12. Love it Amy! Isn't it fun when you find something wonderful that's just perfect for your home!!!


  13. love it love it love it love it!!
    from one Massachusetts girl to another ...

    its WICKED awesome!!

    absolutely perfect! I am SO happy it worked!
    Have a pretty day !

  15. Awesome!! Let me know when you're ready to sell it, lol :)

  16. Love it!!! Yes Wicked Pretty!!!

  17. Congratulations on your super find Amy!
    So very beautiful and it looks stunning lit up,
    Love Kristina x

  18. OMG, that thing is supergorgeous! Wow, you scored big time with that chandy. I would have had a mini-heart attack when it didn't light up, SO glad it was only a burned out bulb! It is going to look AMAZING in your living room!



  19. Very pretty. You did well. Looking forward to seeing it in place. Have a great weekend.

  20. Oh's wicked pretty for shu-wah! You must have been holding your breath hoping that it would work once the bulb was changed - I know I would have been.

  21. Amy, it's gorgeous and such a perfect fit! From one Boston gal to another, "Wicked Pissah!"

  22. Such a great find Amy, it looks amazing! Hope your weekend is wonderful,

  23. Makes my heart go skip a beat it is so cute!

  24. I love it. Soooo pretty and sooooo unique. You have great taste that's for sure.

  25. Oh that is gorgeous and as I say , a girl can never have to many Chandies!

  26. Amy, This is one gorgeous chandy! It will be perfect in your living room.

  27. Can't wait to see it in the living room! Glad it was only the bulb... it is wicked pretty!!!


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