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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My lounge room chandelier..

Have you seen that movie "Castaway' with Tom Hanks.. the part where he's in the cave and he keeps flicking his torch on and then off, then on and then off..... well that was me yesterday with my lounge room chandelier! I just had to show you a pic of it!

 It's been in storage for the last 4 years but finally took it out a couple of weeks ago to work on it.. well all I did was give it a good clean by spraying it with hot soapy dishwashing liquid and then I hosed it down. Yes I had to use the hose it was that dirty and prayed it would still work when it was dry. Ofcourse I covered the globe bits with a plastic sleeves to keep the water out. She came so sparkly. I love it.
She did look like this...

I have to say I was a bit disappointed when I took her out of the box. I forgot what she looked like. I really thought she was 2 tier with a row of globes up top and bottom.. but they were all at the bottom... that's how good my memory is for you! Plus she was filthy, a bit of a let down really to how I had remembered her. I can't tell you how relieved I was when I saw the dirt just dripping off when I started spraying her and her shine was coming through. I just love it now!

I decided not to do the scrunchie thing over the chain as I think its just part of the look of the chandelier.  Have a great day, the electrician's back this morning to finish off a few things so better go get dressed! take care, Maryann


Gail McCormack said...

Hi Maryanne

Oh My - it is gorgeous, I bet it makes the room look magical, all your hard work's paying off.

Have a great day

Tanza said...

Hi Maryann,
WoW !! your chandy turned out stunning .. It sparkles now .. A girl can't have to many of theses .. looks beautiful !! Hoping your week is wonderful !!
hugs ~tea~xo

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi maryann...

OMG...chandelier looks fabulous...

wish I could actually have a room to feature a chandy...BUT not really possible in my house..

PLUS I did LUUUUVVE...your weekend find re last post...

xx andrea

our shabby cottage said...


The Shabby Cottage said...

Maryann that chandy is stunning no other word for it. Sandy

Antique Rose Designs said...

Love your chandy I have one in Julia's room and I love it. What a bargain you got on the lounge suite can't wait to see your makeover on it. Take care Carol

Rebecca said...

Girly...your Chandy is delightful. Now...I'm NOT EVEN GOING TO ASK WHY?????? it was in storage. There is NO GOOD REASON you can come up with for NOT displaying that 2die4 find. Nope...none whatsoeva! :)



No excuses!


Love to you~Rebecca

vintage frenchhen said...

I can't believe it was in storage either! It looks so sparkly...I want one! Your blog is de"light"ful!

My Cottage Charm said...

I wanted to invite you over to my blog for a party! :) I'm having my first ever Treasure Trove Thursday and thought you might like to put in a link to something you love!


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