A Tisket a tasket

August 28, 2008

A Tisket a Tasket

For a long time I thought fresh flowers were a luxury I could not afford. However, after drooling over 'Oh Happy Day's posts about flower arranging and a bit of rationalizing, I decided that (as long as they last a week and I buy the inexpensive varieties), they were something I could splurge on. I'm no florist so to the amateur arranger my bouquet must look like a tangled tot's coif but to me, any fresh flowers in the house brightens my day!
NEW!! I had a couple people ask where I bought the chandelier. However, I had something very specific in mind when I was decorating and could not find anything even close to what I was looking for. So I made it myself. The only advice I can give is how I did it. I took a regular extension cord, cut off the plug, striped the wires and hardwired it into the ceiling. I bought a ceiling plate at Lowes and screwed four eyelet screws into it so that I had something to hang the black chandelier chains from (also bought at Lowes). From the chains, I hung two 3' wreath frames together with floral wire, then finally wrapped brown christmas lights (which were the hardest to find) around the frame and plugged them into the extension cord which I hid inside the chain. Complicated? It sounds a little but to be honest it was easier than I had anticipated.

3 {comments}:

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks amazing! And I'm impressed by your electrical skills!

Hiren Modi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kathleen, I am Home decor blogger. I love your picture and re-publish on my recent blog post about Mini chandeliers and Large chandeliers. http://www.vistastores.com/blog/large-and-mini-chandeliers-add-value-and-charm-to-home-decor I hope, you will like it, pin it and tweet it..

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@Hiren ModiSure. No need to even ask. Thanks!

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