Wood Chandelier

Well, it took a couple of tries and some crazy, don’t-try-this-at-home style scaffolding but my knight in shining “arm-ink” finally managed to replace the ceiling fan in the sunroom.

We worked out a trade with the folks at Shades of Light on their Wine Barrel Chandelier, and we had fun modifying it a little with the help of our neighbor, Cindy:

She hooked us up with a rope-covered chandelier pole for $20 (regularly $49.50 on AidanGray.com), and we’re very grateful for her help with this project.

To make it match the metal parts on our chandelier, I just covered the rope part with a couple of plastic bags and some painters tape and sprayed the gold parts with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint. After that, we swiped a canopy from the middle pendant hanging above our kitchen island…

(PS- We plan to replace it and the other two pendants hanging there with something a little more farmhouse-y at some point down the line.)

We still have some touch-up painting to do on the ceiling in the sunroom, but we’re loving the way the new rope and metal parts look:

Other than permanent window shades (which we’ve decided to wait on for a while), the sunroom is good to go, and we’ve really enjoyed using the desk and playing piano in there.

Or should I say, “making noise” in there.

Special thanks to my hard workin’ hubby for painting, re-painting, and standing on bi-fold doors above the piano to connect something heavy to wires that are scary. (Even with the power shut off.)

Kev, I know I probably drove you nuts with my repeated “make sure you bend your knees a little” reminders, but you rock my world honey…and you sure did rock that sketchy scaffolding, too. XO

PS- If you’d like to read through all of our sunroom re-do related blog posts, click here: Sunroom

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  1. Mary Lemon says

    I just love Kit-Cat. He’s such a fun cat and you get the best pics of him. Love these two. And your sunroom is so gorgeous. I love the wall of plates! I really want to do that.

  2. Angie W says

    LOVE the sunroom. That chandelier is fantastic. The rope really adds to it.

  3. says

    Kudos to Kevin! Those ceiling fans can be super heavy and seriously tough to get down. I know. I don’t touch electrical here, but my electrician neighbor is a big help. Plus, I’m his trusty assistant as I stand on my wobbly ladder holding up the fixture! The magnetic tipped drill is a must too!

    :) Linda

  4. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    oooommmmmmmpppphhhhhh….I love everything this room has to offer.
    Kev’s bicep and Kit-Cats photos………just made me wanna sing. Oh that Kev and his beautiful ink. I could adopt him in a nano-second!!!!! Kit-Cats little face just says what a happy cat he is.
    Another really gorgeous post Layla! way to go.
    What’s next on our list? LOL.

  5. Shirley you know... says

    LOVE THIS! WHY? I’ve had this chandelier for two years hanging in my space and I never get sick of it like other chandeliers! I love the rustic-ness of it! It’s a knock-off from Restoration Hardware and I picked mine up for under $200.00! SWEET! Looks great over the baby.

  6. says

    i could just reach through this screen and hug you….you are just the sweetest thing:) and that light just rocks my socks off…xo

    • Layla says

      Well, aren’t you just a doll for leaving me such a sweet comment to find! 😀 Thank you so much for the sunshine, my friend. XO

    • Layla says

      I love that man….more and more every day that I get to do life with him! 😀

  7. Amy Y. says

    Love the chandelier. Also want to suggest (if you haven’t done so already) looking on Pinterest for creative ideas for shades in the sunroom.
    You never know, you just might be inspired by something on that site?

    • Layla says

      Hey Amy! :-) We actually have something in mind- we just need to wait a couple of years to make it happen! 😉 #secret

  8. Stefanie says

    I love the chair by your secretary! Where did you find that? It would be perfect for my desk in the kitchen…

    I just love your home and the changes you have made! We have been in our house about a year now, and we still have so much to do now that we know how we “live” in our house.

  9. ashlee c says

    i’m on a “commenting on layla’s blog” roll! haha. your sunroom looks lovely. what i like about it is the simple fact that it’s filled with things you probably LOVE. it doesn’t look like you bought things just to fill your room – it looks like you’ve collected treasures over time and have put them on display. does that make any sense? so many people rush out and buy enough ‘stuff’ to fill a room in entirety but none of it seems PERSONAL. i’m a big fan of making spaces your own, rather than copying magazine photos. everything from your plates to your mason jars look beautiful.

    • Layla says

      Makes total sense, Ashlee. Free, found, and flea is my favorite way to add personality to my environment! 😀

  10. says

    Yours was the very first blog I read and still continue to follow it. You have never ceased to amaze me. You guys are still awesome and I love the chandelier!

  11. says

    I absolutely love this chandelier and thanks for reminding us that you can most always modify something to fit your style or room. Looks great!

  12. Paulina J! says

    Hi Layla,
    This room makes my heart pitter-patter really fast :) I was wondering what the cards in the teal planter are and where you got them. They look so pretty. Love the room and the way you decorate!