A Chandelier Mishap and How I Found My Dream Fixture
A minor mishap shook my world recently. A festive game of indoor fetch (involving a husband and a dog, who shall both remain nameless) went awry. In one unfortunately accurate throw, an innocent rubber football toy managed to shatter a few teardrop crystals on my chandelier. And by "shatter" I mean "cue the bugle horn, because glue cannot save this."
- I like the brassy finish. My inspiration chandy has a brass finish, and so I wanted the same. Most of the brass will be concealed within my drum shade, and while I'm not a huge brass person, I felt that a kiss of brass in the room would be an elegant, unexpected touch....and Abby, who I mentioned earlier, had recently posted about approachable ways to bring brass back into the contemporary home, which helped me realize that brass was not all that bad. And if all else fails and I absolutely hate the brass, I purchased some Rub 'n Buff in Antique Gold to tone down the brassiness, just in case.
- This fixture has five lights. I like having the option of making the room very bright in the evening. You know....for those moments when you think you spilled red wine on the couch, or when the dog pukes on the rug...or when you have to clean up shards of glass after your husband throws a dog toy at your chandelier. I installed a dimmer switch for this light awhile back, so I have ultimate control over the brightness.
- The fixture is 18 inches in diameter, and 10 inches tall. I wanted a fixture that would tuck away nicely inside a 24 inch diameter drum shade. This one fits the bill.