Sunday, January 30, 2011

Foyer Chandy Gets New Life

Edited: Joing up with Marty for her Cloche Party! 7/18/11 


Ever since I received my herb crates in the mail last week my creativity just started to flow again! This past weekend ideas just kept popping into my head and I had to run with them. The Hubster asked me if I was ever gonna stop! Ha! I worked on displays in the foyer and in our dining room. Today I want to share a little project I did for the dinning room.

Do you remember our old foyer light fixture that came down right after Christmas(click here for that adventure)? I know this is not a great pic but you can get an idea of how it looked hanging up. It was dusty, silver and only one light was left working. It begged to come down. As soon as The Papa had it down I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. So over the weekend I turned our old foyer chandy into something totally different!

How about a huge cloche!!?? I have it sitting in the middle of the dining room table.  I used one of the herb crates  and then one of my fave HomeGoods plates I have had for some time. I hot glued the old silverware to the plate and then added the gingham ribbon to add that extra touch. It sits on a fabric place mat I purchased back in November at The Nutcracker Market.

The top finial was silver and it was not working for me so I took it in the garage and sprayed it with some spray paint I had left over from other chandy projects I have done around the house. It turned out just perfect.

I love the speckled glass! It adds a vintage feel to my new huge cloche! The best thing abt this project is that it was virtually free minus the fact that I had just purchased the set of four herb crates.

Thanx for stopping by! I am linking up to the following linky parties:

Metamorphosis Monday: Between Naps on The Porch
Sunday Showcase Party: Under The Table and Dreaming


35 comments:

  1. Now Pam this was too fun...girl I love it to pieces a new use for an old lamp..your too clever girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  2. This is so clever! Don't you just love it when you "run" with an idea and it turns out to be brilliant? This one sure did!

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  3. I love this idea - great job !
    Kammy

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  4. It makes a great cloche!!! But what did you hang up for a light fixture?

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  5. What a great idea, and you recycled which I love. This looks so good, love it! Nicole

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  6. How neat! I love that idea! I just had to go back and check out what you replaced that fixture with. I like your new light in the foyer. Your vignette under your new cloche is very cute too!

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  7. Great reinvention for that light fixture, Pamela! I love the display you put together for it. I love it as a dining room table centerpiece!

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  8. I love it as a cloche! And the way you styled the cloche is great! Just perfect!
    Lacy

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  9. Pamela, look how smart you are. I love this idea.

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  10. Just so pretty, Thank you for your blog and I am enjoying all your beautiful decor and ideas. Have a great day!I have similar C and F brand place mats and runners I use and mix match.

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  11. Well who is just a clever cookie...I love how this looks and now thinking I might have to check out the thrift stores for old light fixtures *wink*

    Those are some of my favorite plates also, I am just dying for an excuse to buy a set ;)

    Blessings Kelsie

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  12. What a crazy good idea. I tried gluing a little knob to glass and it didn't work...wrong glue I guess.

    Yours looks great!

    Rhonda

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  13. This is "cloche" to perfect, and actually is! Love those Herb Boxes. (singing along with "Dream, Dream, Dream")

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  14. What a great idea! It is beautiful Pam and I love the little vignette inside of it! You are so clever!!

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  15. Ingenious! I never would have thought of that ... I think you pulled it all together really well!

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  16. Pamela,

    This is one of the most creative things I've seen! GREAT job!

    Thanks so much for coming by my new blog. I'm your newest follower.

    Have a great day!

    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

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  17. Now THAT is creative Pamela! Seriously, I probably never would have thought of that in a million years and it just looks so perfect! Love it!
    Vanessa

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  18. Pamela, this was an awesome idea! LOVE it and it LOOKS fabulous!

    I love the speckled glass too!!

    Lou Cinda

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  19. I am a follower and I will be back!

    Lou Cinda ;)

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  20. Love it Pamela...
    when I get all moved in will you come visit and help me decorate please... I always love what you do..

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  21. Love Love Love this! I might have to steal your idea ;D

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  22. Your "new" cloche looks great, nice job of re-purposing:@)

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  23. Pamela, this was a great idea. Beautiful light fixture and it makes a wonderful cloche.

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  24. I love this! You have great imagination!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. Your cloche is fabulous. Have a great week!

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  26. La, la, love your cloche! Gorgeous!!!

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  27. How clever and creative. Neat herb crates too.

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  28. What a clever and creative idea to turn the chandy into a cloche. It's a perfect cloche! I love your idea of attaching the silverware to the plate. Very cute.

    And that herb crate. Oh, I'm lovin' that too!

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  29. Pamela this was an absolutely brilliant idea. I love it!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  30. ok.. you win the Scathingly Brilliant award~! I dont give that out often but you sure deserve it..
    BEAUTIFUL~!!!! LOVE IT~!!!
    I guess ya know I'll be on the search for an old light fixture now lol...

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  31. Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

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  32. This is the most clever idea ever. I totally love it. Now I can't wait to find an old light fixture. The box, plate and silver are just perfect. Awesome. Such a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  33. Smart idea....the cloche is beautiful and wide enough to hold a plate...loving it!!

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