Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Bulbs Hanging From The Chandelier

Hooray! Christmas is here. I went easy on the Christmas decor this year since my house is STILL on the market (ugh). And by easy, I mean I didn't display my Santa collection. The chili pepper lights have been strung on the mantle, the trees are up (we have one real & one fake), and this year I tried something new: hanging glass bulbs from the chandelier.
My inspiration was from a holiday display in Anthropologie. That store was made for Christmas! They had a bunch of bulbs hanging from white string. Simple. I can do that. So I did. Except I used my chandelier as a base.

I bought my glass bulbs from Restoration Hardware six years ago for a similar project. Here's a throw back pic of me and my then-boyfriend-now-husband, Tony. Can't believe this was six Christmases ago! 

 My project didn't go quite as planned, but I got a husband out of the deal so I guess all was not lost. These are similar bulbs here, but I waited till the end of the season when they went on deep discount. I've used them every year since.
This year we got the most beautiful tree at Lowes (a Scottish fir, I think & only $17.99 for a 6 footer!) and I reused the free string they give you to tie the tree to your car. I simply tied the string to the bulbs and to the arms of the chandelier at alternating lengths. No real rhyme or reason...I just used my eyeballs to eye it up.

 This was seriously one of the easiest projects I've ever done and the end result is really fun. I'm sure it'd look great with some more festive colored bulbs, too. I'm just a sucker for whites and blues (and pinks) during Christmas.
 p.s. I don't know if you've noticed, but I added "Buy Now" buttons to all my furniture for sale. That way you can purchase anything online through Paypal. Also, as an added bonus for this week alone (good through Dec. 9) everything is 45% off! And I'm offering $35 local delivery (just email me if interested in delivery). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! 

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE it!!! Wish I had a chandelier to do that to…maybe in E's room? :)



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