A bubble chandelier for the living room

August 29, 2011

Bubble Chandelier Fan

From the first time I laid eyes on a DIY for a bubble chandelier, I knew I had to make one. I believe it was the night I discovered Door Sixteen, and I spent the AM hours reading through her blog, bookmarking gray rooms and the instructions for this chandelier.

While I love the idea of a standalone chandelier, and I still might make one for my foyer, I really wanted this in the center of my living room. However, I have a ceiling fan, and I am not willing to give up my cool breezes and good air circulation for aesthetics. (more…)


the Living Room: A work in progress

September 13, 2010

Living Room - Before & After

After is a bit of a misnomer in this picture, this is really a “during”, because there’s still much work to be done in the living room. However, as you can hopefully tell from the picture, we’ve done a lot of work in this room. When we moved in, the room was a greenish yellow, with an accent wall of a lighter yellow, so the biggest help was just getting a new coat of paint up. We used Behr’s paint and primer in one in Silver Screen to coat the walls, as I was going for that light shade of gray in Excel (yes, I’m such a geek, I know). I have to say, I love the Behr paint (and no, this isn’t a paid advertisement). I was lucky enough to have 4 extra people around the day we painted the living room, and with 2 gallons and an hour or two, we had that plus the entry way done. See more pictures and details below. (more…)