Monday, November 18, 2013

The Finishing Touch

It took us a while, but we finally got around to installing a chandelier in our newly remodeled living room
When I first looked at this house, I fell in love with all the original plaster ceiling medallions. Especially the one in the living room. It didn't have a light fixture installed at the time so we had no idea if the wiring was live. 
Luckily it was. 
So the challenge became choosing the right chandelier for the room. 

I knew I wanted one in the Empire style, so that narrowed down the playing field. 
Then I became obsessed with finding one that was somewhat affordable and wasn't covered in polished brass.
I'm noticing now for the first time that a sticker is still stuck to the candle sleeve and that the candle sleeve itself is askew. 
 I found this one at Lamps Plus. Interestingly, the description calls it silver, but in real life it has gold overtones. It works well with all of the chrome and brass fixtures we have in our house. At close to $700, it definitely wasn't cheap, but sometimes you have to suck it up in the name of perfection.

When was the last time you found yourself spending more money to get exactly what you were looking for?

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