Monday, May 4, 2009

Chandelier Help!

Okay, I got sidetracked trying to find a solution to an in-progress, chandelier makeover. I'm just stuck, so here's my official S.O.S. I've had this chandelier for years and was never crazy about the pewter color. I attacked it with spray paint last night and am loving its new black, matte finish. I've also had these adorable toile lampshades and thought I could somehow make them work with the chandelier. Because the lights point down, however, the shades look least I think they do. I've tried turning them both ways, but something still looks odd. I'm being rather stubborn (surprise, surprise!) about making these "work", but am beginning to have my doubts. Any suggestions/ comments? I could just scrap the idea of pairing the two and look for more appropriate shades or glass covers. Seems such a shame, though, since I have 5 shades already. What to do, what to do?


  1. I'm not seeing a way for the shades to work with the way the light hangs upside down. Just doesn't look quite right. Maybe someone else will have the perfect solution.

  2. Hi Kim, you could try hanging the shades from beads and chains. I could draw you a picture, if you need it!!! I think they would look lovely like that.
    Margaret B

  3. how about standing on your head?