Since we moved into our little Cape Code, this “chandelier” has been driving me absolutely crazy. Even if it was broken, I hadn’t made it to it on the never ending to-do list. This weekend I finally ripped out the old dingy, oh-so-boring light fixture. While I was at it, I opted to finally change the happy yellow walls to something a little more neutral. Gray! I know surprise, surprise. Most of our downstairs is Sherwin Williams Wet Pavement, which gives us a nice cool neutral palette that we L-O-V-E. I ordered this particular chandelier from Houzz, it is the Venice Distressed Wood Chandelier, and it looks just a gorgeous in person! Bonus it was less than $200!!
I feel like I am a pro at installing light fixtures after my last house in Texas, but this was my first try at this place. Lucky for me this was relatively easy, and mouse poo didn’t rain down on me for a change! After about 20 minutes trying to figure out which unmarked switch would turn the power off to the dinning room I was ready to get rolling.
We don’t have super tall ceilings and this particular lighting fixture came with a really long chain, so I did have to wind it up a bit in the ceiling. Also because I wanted to scoot the massive 120-year-old oak table a little out of the walk way I installed a anchored hook directing into the sheet rock about 8 inches from the actual wiring.
If you do choose to do your own light installation, PLEASE be careful. Messing with the wiring can be simple but it is also super dangerous!
Don’t forget, Cordelia, observing the progress from the top of her newest toy, the chandelier box!!
The Final Product
I absolutely love the way it turned out!! Of course it also called for a shuffle of some furniture and decor pieces. I can’t help but obsess over the drama and contrast that it creates against the gray paint!