Thank you all for the nice comments about my kitchen remodel. I am not completely finished yet…and am looking forward to getting it styled for some “glamour shots” soon.
This photo was taken the day we installed the our chandeliers. I was so excited to move my tables in so we could best determine the height. Now a little info on these two beautiful lights.
I knew I wanted some type of lantern over my new round table in the breakfast nook. I even posted these 2 options on my Instagram…
I decided on using the lantern style light above left. I searched online and at my local lamp stores, but could not find just what I was looking for in size and price range. Then, one day I stopped into a local thrift store and look what I found…
Perfect style…perfect size…unbelievable price…$4.99! Yes…under 5 dollars! Not perfect was the 1980’s shiny gold finish. But for under five bucks it was worth a little DIY updating.
I wasn’t even sure if it still worked…but again, for $5 it was worth the risk! I knew I wanted a gold tone so I researched the best gold spray paints…see this post from Brittany Makes for an excellent comparison. I decided on Design Master in Antique Gold.
After taking the lantern apart…I laid it out and sprayed each piece. Using several light coats, I achieved the perfect coverage and gold finish I was hoping for.
Now look at her shine!
I love the shadows that are cast on the ceiling when the light is on. This pretty gold lantern looks perfect with the other chandelier I hung over my antique pine farm table…
I really wanted something more dramatic, and shiny, and dripping with crystals as shared in this post from June. I found it with this beautiful light. Purchased from the kitchen design showroom that I used for my kitchen plans. They were changing out one of their showroom vignettes and selling this fixture…sold!
Now on to some really fun and exciting lighting news! I was browsing thru my Instagram feed one day and entered a giveaway for a beautiful Coleen and Company Vivienne Lantern…
Guess what? I won!!!
How exciting! This beautiful Vivienne Lantern is being hand crafted just for me! All of the gorgeous lights and lanterns from Coleen & Company are amazing. Visit their site here.
I have plans to hang it in my stairway when it arrives…stay tuned!