We accomplished my goal!!!!!
After I wrote the post on Connie and Chris's kitchen....
showing how beautiful everything was looking except for the chandelier that was chosen....
before we had established the direction we wanted to go in the decorating....
Connie realized the chandelier had to be changed.
So we went to work on Chris......
CAVED AGREED WITH US!!!!
Here's the picture of the kitchen with it's current chandelier.
I turned to 1st Dibbs and spent the next
10 years few hours of my life looking at a ton of chandeliers.
I found several that I had Connie check out.
The first one was a good possibility,
but the finish was very chipped, and not in a way that would work with the room.
The next option was a crystal and wood one that we both thought was very pretty.
Then I found a stunning one that was whimsical and charming and intriguing and pretty and
WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!!!!!
So I then tried for a simple iron one, but it didn't work with the blues of the room.
continuing in the iron category, I found this baby, but it was too long for an 8 foot high ceiling.
Even if we took out the linked chain in the middle.
Well.....I didn't give up and found this one that was interesting and charming, but the scale was too large.....
I found this one that was long so it would work over a rectangular table, but not too
tall so it would fit in a room with 8 foot ceilings.
It is gilded iron and we will change the crystals to a more sophisticated look.
I'm not a fan of faceted crystals.
I like rock crystals, 'cause they rock!!!!
In my Betsy brilliance.....
I thought of photoshopping them into the picture of Connie's kitchen, so that we could be sure we liked the look of what we chose.
First I had to get rid of the iron chandelier.
Not a great Photoshop job, but then I'm not getting paid.....
Next I tried to add the first one.
Not bad, but it looked too predictable and I wanted something a little less ordinary.
So we tried the crystal one. It was very pretty, but it sort of disappeared.
It didn't make a strong enough impression.
The one below is the one I fell in love with, before I looked at the price tag......
Connie was the one to point out how much it was.....
It's not my money, so I don't care!!!!!
You have to suffer for design!!!!!
This one (below) was too large, I Photoshopped it in smaller than it actually is.....
It's pretty cool looking.
But too big.
Then I tried this one, it was just too much mass.
Connie wanted something with a lighter feel.
this next one was perfect!!!!!
I am going to find old crystals like this.....
And redazzle the chandelier a la Betsy.
Here's another stunning side by side comparison for your viewing pleasure.
I might hang it a little lower.....
I'll have to see when I get back down to Flerida.
It might be a little larger than I have it shown.
Or a little smaller. (I hope not....)
on that note,