Happy Thursday! Guess what? One week from today our packers come! They will pack for two days then load for two days. (That’s the plan, anyway!) This week my husband took a truck load of goodies to the new house. Want to see the chandelier we picked for the master bedroom?
We won’t be ready to close on our new house for a few more weeks but that doesn’t mean we aren’t in full planning mode! This week my husband took a truck load of chandeliers and mirrors down South. Our moving company was going to charge us $200 per crate for each of the oversized mirrors and chandeliers and if you know me, there are a LOT of each. So, my sweet hubby packed up the truck and took them down for me. As you can see the bed of the truck was packed. I believe there are 15 chandeliers! Several are going to be used for my niece’s wedding this fall. And others for the new house.
The back bench seat of our truck folds up so we padded the floor board with moving blankets and stacked the mirrors vertically with cardboard dividers in between for safe travel. This turned out to be the perfect solutions since some of the mirrors are ornate at the top and would otherwise be difficult to pack. And who wants to pay for a $200 crate for a $20 mirror? (well, some were more than that, but still.) We also packed two slabs of marble.
As a part of our agreement with the buyers of the Pennsylvania house, we excluded several chandeliers from the home as “not conveyed”. We offered to have them buy replacements of their choosing and we would have our electrician install them. They chose instead for me to pick out the replacements and have them installed. So, I did. I took this one out of the dining room. Even though it was only $100, I still love it.
And bought this one as the replacement. I found it on Craigslist for $75. It’s large, heavy and very cool looking! It’s brand new by Elk Lighting and I’m sure costs much more at a lighting store. Similar fixtures run around $500.
I love the brass accents and the pretty curves and leaves. Its large scale would work nicely in the dining room.
The light is such a pleasant mix of brass and rustic-ness. Ok, I like this one too much to leave it! PLAN B.
So, instead I fixed up this chandelier I had in my Northern Treasure Room and had it installed in the dining room. It’s very cool, but I’m ok with leaving it. (sort of.)
I hope the new owners love it as much as I. Don’t you love the beads?
The folks we are buying our new house from are taking with them a few of their mirrors and chandeliers. And who understands that more than me? I totally get it. So, they kindly offered to replace the fixture in their bedroom with one of our choosing and would have their electrician put it up for us. (Very nice!) Here is the chandelier they are taking with them. Pretty cool, right? Very unique and unusual so I see why they are taking it. Clearly, we need something big to replace it.
So, this baby is going up in its place! It’s totally different from their chandelier, which is fine. I just hope it will be large enough for this space. Isn’t that ceiling cool?
I hope this chandelier is installed securely in the ceiling. If not, we’re goners. Did I mention how heavy this thing is? My husband dropped it off today for installation.
So, a fun game of musical chandeliers! Switching out light fixtures is relatively simple and is a great way to put your individual stamp on a home. I’m so excited to see this light hanging in our (future) master bedroom! (I hope the light is on a dimmer switch.)
The new house is so different than our current house and in a good way! The open floor plan and main floor master bedroom are two features we are especially excited about. Not to mention the beautiful golf course view and nearer to family and friends! I’ll begin sharing it with you in a few short weeks. When we get a bit settled, that is!
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P.S. Lacey is feeling great today! She did her famous “piggy run” where she runs as fast as she can- just because she feels like it! So thankful she is better!