Do it yourself.

4 Feb

Here’s what happened: I tried to describe a chandelier made of branches that Courtney described to me. Yes, I tried to describe something I have not seen. It went as well as you might expect. Before I could describe everything that I imagined this chandelier to be Brad stopped me and said, “Why don’t we make the lighting for the master bath? Yes. Score. And now I am humming Thank you for being a friend.

I sent a few pictures of what this chandelier I imagined might look like. Perhaps we are not on the same page with this branch chandelier? The last two emails in our exchange went something like this.

A: “Why don’t we just get together and crush each other’s dreams?”

B: “I would never.”

He is the brother I never knew I always wanted. And one day I feel sure he will put me in a headlock or something. This exchange led me on to more practical places

On my pursuit of a better way I stumbled across Mint. Bookmark this if you like all things creative. Ellie is a seriously talented designer and a curator of ideas. Pecking around on her blog I found a link to her revamped chandelier.

How great is that? Perfectly perfect choice of light bulbs, too. She transformed this in no time at all. You can read about it here. Thanks, Ellie, for sharing!

And, thank you for reading. Happy weekend.

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6 Responses to “Do it yourself.”

  1. Leigh February 4, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    You crack me up! I’ve imagined a lovely branch chandelier in my own mind, which makes me wonder what you and Brad were envisioning. Ellie’s designs are great!

    • aj February 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

      Mint is a terrific site isn’t it! And I’m not sure what’s going to come of the bathroom light! Personally, I like branches but the verdict is out.

  2. Becky Loyd February 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I love the branch chandelier!! If you make one, I want to see how you do it!!

    • aj February 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

      I am going to ask the electrician—he can figure out how to make pretty much anything that lights up.

  3. Susan February 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    oh no, now i’m feeling bad about an old chandelier that i threw away one time! why didn’t i think of that??

    • aj February 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      I’m off to Hailey’s Salvage to snatch up an old brass chandelier—so affordable. And much more fun than a lot of options I’ve seen lately.
      P.S. Susan. Bring David by the house sometime. 😉

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