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Friday, October 18, 2013

We Finally Hung The French Lantern

Remember the French lantern I created back in March from old chandelier parts?

It finally got hung.

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I’m not going to lie. Mr. Décor was not too excited about this project for two reasons:

He felt that the lantern would not be bright enough.

The lantern is so bright it’s a challenge to get a good picture of it.

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He also did not like the idea that if we moved, the lantern would come with us. Meaning he will eventually have to take it down again. 

I told him that the key word in the above sentence was “IF” and until the time came that we did move shouldn’t we surround ourselves with things we loved even IF it required 20 minutes of his time. 20 minutes.

(If you suffer from a similar decorating standoff  I recommend you then take 20 minutes to bake his favorite cookies even though they will eventually be eaten. :)

The Duchess of Décor got her lantern hung.

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I took these images in the early morning bright Arizona sun.

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So you’ll just have to trust me that there is plenty of light at night.

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Most of you wanted me to add some darker paint accents to the inside so I did. I also am going to do one more layer of glaze.

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Happy.

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What is lighting up your life?

Laura

Linking to:

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37 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

It looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh Laura, I could not possibly love it more! Just beautiful.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Laura, Job well done. I love the lantern and I'm so happy it is bright enough for the space. Have a lovely weekend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's so pretty, Laura! I deal with those "stand offs", too. : )

Karena Albert said...

Laura, absolutely perfect! Love the French Lantern! I always get a kick about these little issues between couples, all give and take isn't it!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designers Series

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

It does look wonderful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks so pretty. I love it. Hugs, Marty

openid said...

Laura,
I loved that lantern when you created it and wondered what happened to it. So glad it has found a spot in your lovely home. You are so correct, surround yourself with what you love. No one knows what tomorrow will bring.
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That's what I think too.

Great job! It's really pretty.

Mari said...

Love the way it turned out, I was just gifted a beautiful lantern in brass and 6 french chairs that I'm so excited about ;) the chairs will have to be reupholstered but I can't wait to blog about them ;) enjoy your gorgeous new lantern....oh you smart gal baking his favorite cookies....lol...

Have a great weekend~
Mari

Lorrie said...

That's really lovely. I laughed out loud at the cookie baking comparison - YES!

Maureen Wyatt said...

That was 20 mins. well spent. Looks gorgeous!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That is so you girlfriend...glad you finally got it up.

Denise said...

Oh Laura, this is SO GORGEOUS!! You're so clever; I know I always say that, but it's true. I like your advice to bake his favorite cookies; I'll have to remember that. :)

Enjoy your new chandy and have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Looks beautiful! Cookies will get just about anything done. If all else fails I make homemade pasta!

Vicki said...

Wow, it looks awesome!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

It turned out fabulous and it's awesome over your dining table!! I'm so happy you got it hung. It looks like you're getting plenty of light from it and besides you don't want it too bright... we must create ambiance!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Bonnie said...

Laura, This is my very favorite thing you have done! I love it! Looks fabulous.

I want to learn how to label pics like you did.

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful!!!! So glad it is 'bright' enough to keep everyone happy. :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

The lantern is gorgeous and unique.
You just had to put it up! Lovely!
Hugs,
Patti

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Looks beautiful Laura. It was worth plámásing Mr. Décor to get it up!

Terry Moore said...

This really looks great. I too recently make a new light and placed it over my sink in the kitchen. come check it out.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

What a beautiful lantern! Thank you for your sweet comments on my Halloween table.
Hugs,
Sherry

Kim M said...

Laura, what a gorgeous lantern! I love it! I also love your tale of getting it installed~ I have to use the cookie trick myself sometimes to get my own Mr. Décor motivated! ;) Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

stoneleafandcompany.com said...

This is absolutely beautiful! And well worth the time to hang it and the cooking baking if necessary :)

Linda Bouffard said...

This is fabulous! Best wishes, Linda

Katie said...

Thanks for stopping by the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop and sharing this with us. It really is absolutely stunning!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Looks wonderful!

Kelley said...

It's divine, dahling!

Kelley~

Pamela said...

Thanx for joining THT Laura! I have loved this light since you showed us how to make one. I keep looking at HG for a lantern!:)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love the vintage crown look of the light! I collect crown things so I love what you did with it. I have a similar conversation with my husband when I get new things for the house! Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things and following you!

Restoration House Interiors said...

What a fun fixture! Great job! Love the finish on it! Found you via Feathered Nest Friday! New follower! Hoping you'll join me on my blog as well and come by and say hello from time to time! Best, Kennesha from Restoration House Interiors!

Michele Alger said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the hanging!! ;)

lynn cockrell said...

Oh, how gorgeous your lantern lamp is! I love that it has such Country French flair. I purchased a somewhat lantern style light fixture at our local Habitat Thrift Shop a month or two ago. It is now a shiny brass, but I am planning on painting it black or charcoal. My husband has not been very enthusiastic about it either. For now, it sits in a chair beside the china cabinet in my dining room(with a lot of other will some day be great things)! How embarrassing is that? It is a good thing we seldom use that room, I guess.

tz said...

how beautiful!

Debra Oliver said...

I fell in love with it back when you first created it, and its just gorgeous now that it's in place!!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

This looks beautiful! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers link party! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-diyers-35.html