TGIF, my friends! My husband, Brad and I are getting excited about our new house! One week until closing. Meanwhile a few exciting things are happening. First of all, we’ve got a new master bedroom chandelier! Come see what we chose! I think you’ll like it.
The new house we are purchasing has a French Country vibe which we adore. The style is so different from our previous home, so it’s a fun and exciting challenge to make our existing furniture and accessories work in the new space. We may discover that we need to get rid of a few things or my wish is somehow all of our favorite things will magically work with the new style. Fingers crossed!
The sellers of the new house are taking a few of their favorite mirrors and chandeliers with them. Trust me, I of all people understand this. One of the chandeliers they are taking with them is the master bedroom chandelier. It’s very unique and I assume with their love of travel, it probably has a cool history behind it. Here is their chandelier in place:
The sellers kindly offered to put up a fixture of our choosing in its place. A few weeks ago my husband took a few chandeliers down to North Carolina in our truck rather than pay to have them crated by the movers. (That’s a truck load, yes?) He then took the replacement chandelier over to the seller’s house for installation.
This is the chandelier we chose for our bedroom. I found it on Craigslist in Doylestown right before we moved. It is brand new by Elk Lighting. I paid just $75 for it but I’m sure it would cost much more if I paid retail.
So yesterday the electrician took their chandelier down no problem, but of course ours weighs a LOT more. (You know my love of everything wrought iron so chandeliers are no exception.) The nice electrician called and said he needed to reinforce the box and bring in an extra set of strong hands in order to hang ours. Naturally it will cost a little more, but we are certainly willing to pay for the additional labor ourselves.
I must admit I have some misgivings about hanging a chandelier in our master bedroom instead of a ceiling fan. Of course I much prefer a chandelier over a fan any day of the week, but my practical side says I might wish I had a fan on those hot and muggy summer evenings. However, I swore I would have a chandelier in each room in the new house, so comfort is low on the totem pole. My apologies to our future house guests. You will simply suffer in silence and enjoy the beauty of a sparkly chandelier above your bed. (We may provide a floor fan if it’s super hot). One of these may hang in any given room! Maybe my little last-minute $35 roadside purchase?
Or my newly painted Heirloom White crystal chandelier? Lacey is giving this a lot of thought. To read more about this beauty click here: Happy Moving Gift to Me….
And where, or where will this beauty hang? Hmmm. We’ll see in about 2 weeks maybe?
Here is a snap shot of the new chandelier hanging in our future master bedroom. The photo is a bit grainy but you get the idea. I LOVE it. Silly me, I forgot to include light bulbs when I sent over the chandelier so we will remedy that as soon as we move in. I will take a better picture when I have my good camera with me. What do you think?
So, chandelier number one installed! A huge thank you to the electrician and the kind sellers for allowing us to install the chandelier a week early. And let’s just take a moment to enjoy that beautiful ceiling, shall we?
Slowly but surely I am letting go of our house in Doylestown. Isn’t it funny how attached we become to a house? I guess because we lived there for 15 years and our boys grew up there is why I’m so sentimental. SO many memories and SO much sweat equity went into that house. Because we are perpetual do it yourselfers, we had a hand in every single project inside and outside of that house. It saved us a ton of money and we had the satisfaction of saying we did it ourselves. We are proud of the house we built and the way we left it behind. It was sad leaving our terrific neighbors but I know we will stay in touch.
So, here’s to the next new chapter! A new house, a new neighborhood and lots of new friends to meet! I hope you’ll come along with us for the ride. And I promise, I won’t blog every day about chandeliers. Well. Not every single day.
I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Stay safe and remember our brave men and women in uniform who make sacrifices for us every day and especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We thank you. <3 Dell