Ever considered a glass bubble chandelier?
A glass bubble chandelier.
When we toured the home with our realtor before we bought, I remember walking into the foyer and knowing that was exactly the fixture I wanted to put in the space.
It’s certainly not a secret have a huge soft spot in my heart, and a massive hole burnt into my wallet, thanks to my love for lighting…particularly chandeliers.
When we bought our home in the country, about an hour outside of DC, sure enough, the first thing we bought for the house was this glass bubble chandelier.
Here was the foyer BEFORE:
And here we are in the midst of the update. We rented scaffolding, painted the walls and moulding.
And removed the old entryway chandelier, to make way for the new glass bubble chandelier.
Truth be told, I don’t feel like this space is *quite* finished yet, but it’s coming along.
Because I blew our budget on the glass bubble chandelier, the rest of my grand scheme like to-die-for elaborate moldings is going to have to wait a while longer. But here’s the progress…
(we’ve linked to all exact items if available, and similar items for things like thrift-scores and DIY projects)
The lamps were purchased at Homegoods and the mirror from Etsy.
The settee was found on Craigslist, and I re-upholstered it in burlap.
It was one of my first attempts at re-upholstery. I love it in this space because it’s neutral, which makes it easy to change the look with pillows and what-not for the seasons.
You should see what this piece looked like before.
It’s a pretty big change.
We love the glass bubble chandelier, but here’s the trouble…how the heck do you clean this baby? Being the completely impractical, “form over function” person that I tend to be, I hadn’t really thought about that prior to buying it.
This light is made up of individual strands of glass bubbles. It’s pretty fragile.
SO, after months and months of trying to think of some scheme OTHER than climbing up a 12-14′ ladder and cleaning each bubble individually, that’s EXACTLY what I had to do…
Not so much fun. AT. ALL.
But, it’s a very pretty light…until once again, I have to clean it…then this thing is going back on my $%^&-list.
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