Guest Bedrooms – hanging the new chandelier

As I mentioned in my last post about one of our guest bedrooms, one of the last things to do was hang the chandelier I had ordered.  My sweet husband did hang it for me ( for us ) but it had to be done on his schedule. I like everything done “yesterday” and he likes to do it when the time is right. After being married 35 years there are some things ( not all things) that I have learned to just wait! It’s hard – don’t get me wrong! But, ahhhhhhh, our men are so proud of themselves when they do stuff for us, so it is better not to be cranky with them wanting it done yesterday. Hope you ladies out there are faster learners than I have been.  OK – back to the chandelier!

This is what was in the box. I got it from Overstock and it said “some assembly required”. I am surprised it did not require me to do some soldering also.

That is the box on the left that all that stuff come in!! You can imagine what I was thinking. But, it only took me about 30 minutes to put it together – even with instructions that were almost comical!! You could tell the instructions had been copied over and over! Not even printed professionally.



The fan had to come down! With our four poster bed it did not allow the fan to operate and that was just fine with me! I do love to sleep under fans but this particular fan lacked in the quality department. It was just plain ugly!


Just waiting……………..

Ta Dah! Oh my goodness – it works! That was a relief!

And at night time.  Plus I needed to put a cord cover on the chain since we had to swag it over to center it over the bed. I found the neatest cord covers that have zippers in them. Very slick!


Although it does not look like it in this photo – the chandelier is centered with the mirror which makes a lovely reflection.



I will probably end up getting another chandelier. This one looks nice enough but to me it looks cheap. Although I did save quite a bit of money I feel if I had spent what I wanted to it would be more of a show piece. But for now……….the ugly fan is down and sparkly lights are up. Anything would of been a huge improvement! As they say……….”You get what you pay for” ….ain’t it the truth!!


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