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Sharing My Chandys!

In light (no pun intended) of my recent post on fab chandys for $200 or less I thought it seemed appropriate to share with you, all of my chandys compiled together in one post.  I know you’ve seen them randomly here and there but I want to give you that boost to find some gorgeous beauties to enjoy in your own spaces!  Each one of these babies has it’s own story, cause you know I can’t share without a few of those too, so grab your beverage of choice and get ready for some inspo (and maybe a few laughs)!!

 

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Ahhh, the entry chandy.  This is a fun overhead shot to show you that it looks gorge from every angle.  Never mind the dust!  Mama broke her long duster getting a little overzealous dusting it last time.

 

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Here are 2 of the chandys originally in the kitchen over the island.  When we switched that one out (see below for more on the kitchen chandy) I wasn’t about to let these go to waste!  We put 2 in here so schnancy!

 

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Ok, I know this may seem a little on the odd side maybe a smidge funny (or alot) but I had this leftover from the 3 I had originally hung in the kitchen. 2 now live in our closet and I couldn’t leave one out.  I actually love it in the water closet (aka le toilette), it’s very bright and adds some glam and we all know this space ain’t about the glam.

 

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The most recent addition to my chandy collection.  I really liked the 3 minis that were here previously (see prior pic) but it was dark and too matchy for me.  So commenced the hunt for something unexpected, and I’m ALL about the unexpected.  I stumbled on this one at the RH Outlet, it was like lightning struck me where I stood and I knew it was perfect.  Took a little convincing ending with “trust me honey” on my part.  But once it was up, he knew I was right all along (as if there was every any doubt)! I like balancing styles and this is the opposite of what you would expect to see in here, I love it.

 

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Here’s an undershot, totally appropriate in this case and equally as interesting!

 

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Oh the one that started it all.  This beauty was my first change in the house with the lighting. The whole house had simple wrought iron light fixtures, all matching.  They were nice but SO not my aesthetic.  I had to have something blingy in here to offset the rustic wood table.  In the early morning when the sun shines through the window it bounces off the crystals and gives the most magical fairy effect.

 

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The one that almost ended in my husband divorcing me.  Well, not really (I think).  There was originally no light in here.  Just these massive 20 ft ceilings and a junction box, capped off.  I was playing around with ideas when we came across this lovely.  It was a steal at the RH outlet with the sales and we brought it home…in the back of a pickup.  Once home we attempted to get it through the door and it DIDN’T FIT!  I should add here the ball is ONE PIECE.  I was having heart palpitations, seriously on the verge of a heart attack or stroke and the hubs was cursing up a storm.  He was so mad he ended up just shoving it through the door, cracking a couple of crystals (not losing any, thank you lord) and scratching the bejesus out of our door frame. People, if there was any other way I would have done it.  But this was a save my marriage moment.  Then came the hanging it.  Oh my. The ball is one solid piece and weighs 100 pounds.  You have to wire everything up and then lift the ball up around the bulbs and center rod piece to screw on the bottom to hold it on.  The wonkiest design ever, after several hours of trying to lift it up a ladder (miraculously no one died) I had the genius idea to use our canoe storage pulley system to hoist it up.  By that time the hubs was over it and me.  We go to bed and sometime around 5 am he gets up and installs the pulley system.  30 minutes later we had it up and lit.  I tell you it was worth it…..just barely.  The things I do in the name of beautiful design.

 

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The laundry room aka our entry into the house every day.  There was B-O-R-I-N-G florescent lights in here before.  Not only was it terrible lighting but ugly as sin to look at.  I picked up this lovely and said “hon, can you hang this in the laundry room” with my batting eyelashes and super sweet smile.  It gives off so much more light (the only light source in here) and is stylin.

 

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The master bedroom chandy….fun fact I found it on Craigslist for $50 and it came from The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park! (aka the Shining Hotel inspo for Stephen King) The guy I bought it from, his family owned the hotel and was renovating it.  This chandelier was one he kept for his own place until he didn’t want it anymore.  It’s beautiful brassy, classy and sassy!

 

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This one was the second chandy we installed in this house and it is coming with me wherever I go folks (if I ever go).  It came in a zillion pieces, the orb is 2 parts, the chandy had to have the crystals individually installed and it is up 20 ft in the air.  A handy dandy ladder and the hubs epic lighting skills, (thanks to yours truly) a couple hours and you have a stunner like this.

 

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The ORC space or Mom’s Oasis.  We just put this one in a few months back and it is so gorgeous.  It’s from Overstock (see this post for direct links!) and it’s beautiful and vintagey and glam and on a dimmer so I can go bright or not! It looks 10x more expensive than it is and I highly recommend it!

That about sums it up!  I guess the overall theme here is there is NEVER a place a chandy isn’t a game changer (including le toilette).  Dining, kitchen, laundry, closet, entry, family, bedroom. You name it, put a chandy in it.

I hope seeing a compilation of my beauties has inspired you to look for and transform your own room with a beauty of your very own.  What do you think would you put one in your closet?!  Or bathroom?!

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Happy Lighting!!

 

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4 thoughts on “Sharing My Chandys!

  1. Tina, every chandy you have is beautiful! Your hubby sounds just like mine, shoving it through the door and all 😉 I am so glad it made with minimal damage (the light and your marriage)

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