Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Romantic Before & After

Joining Kim's Before & After Par-tay over at Savvy Southern Style for my chandy reveal.  


Here is the before of my master bedroom with the ceiling fan.




Bor-ing....


Last week I shared first that I was crossing my fingers about a chandelier I found on Craig's List for $50, then secondly that I got it.  




What should have been an easy-peasy lemon-squeezy project turned into 14 hours of chaos.  I'll spare the gory details except to say that the shaft came loose and the piece that it screws into was stripped.  Fast forward to hours worth of taking the entire thing apart piece by piece and then the wonderfully fun process of trying to put it all back together!


Let's just say I have the most wonderful husband on the planet for not only giving up his entire weekend for me, but foregoing his favorite pastime - hunting.  I can't tell you how bad I felt as this was not only a splurge, but nowhere near being anywhere close to the top let alone the bottom of my to-do list...


Fortunately, there's a happy ending to this fairytale story of a couple that was truly meant to be - my master bedroom and one very mischievous chandelier.


Once again, before:




And after:




Love it!!




And guess what???  My man loves it too!




Course he didn't admit that freely....


I'll make it up to you this weekend sweetie. I love you!!!!
(Y'all can get your minds out of the gutters now, I am on bedrest after all!)


Go visit Kim's blog for more B&A's!


xoxo,
Kim

41 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, it is gorgeous and I know all about how a easy project becomes everything but easy. So glad it worked out in the end and it is the icing on the cake in your serene and romantic bedroom. Thanks so much for joining my party!

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks fabulous, Kim. I know how these disasters can happen, though, the easiest things turn into major projects. My husband putting my coffee table together for example...an all afternoon project that was supposed to be a 15 minute thingie. He won't assemble furniture anymore!!

I love the deal you got. I am going to hire you to do my Craigslist shopping!

XO,
Jane

sissie said...

The chandelier is 2die4!!!! You are lucky to have a very patient husband that took the time to rebuild it. It was worth it!!

hugs
Sissie

Kimberly said...

it's beautiful!!!

Amanda said...

It look stunning hanging in your room - a real eye catching piece.

Sailing Simply said...

Beautiful Kim! I knew it was going to look fantastic in your room. Sorry to hear it was such a bear though. Your husband did a great job installing it. Sorry to also hear you are on bedrest, I know that is hard. Take care of yourself and the little one though.

All That Glitters said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it!!!! I know he really does like it too!!! Yes girl I watch Jerseylicious!!! lol!!

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

What's not to love, that is exquisite!!! Gotta love those men too. Don't ya'll live by the "if mama ain't happy, no one's happy" motto??? :)

Tammy said...

I love your chandy. I can relate to things turning into a bigger job than anticipated. Dealing with something similar right now.
I'm so glad you found me! I'm honored you are following and have entered your name in the giveaway. I'm following you right back. Your blog is lovely. I was on bedrest with my last child. Bless your heart! Hugs and prayers for a safe delivery! Take care.

Crystal said...

Hi Kim,
Just stopping by to catch up on your blog. Congrats! On the baby boy on the way. Now you be sure and listen, for you and the babys' sake.
I just love your new chandy, it definitely looks like it was worth all the effort. What great Craig's list finds your blogging about.
I am praying everything goes well for you and the baby.
Blessings to you,
Crystal

Shelia said...

Hi Kimmie! You've got me grinning!! LOL
I love your new chandy and sorry you had such problems but wow - it looks like it was worth it!! :) You do have a sweet hubby to do all the work! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the chandelier! Sorry it turned out to be a major project, but glad your husband got it worked out. Sounds like something that would happen around my place.
Enjoy your evening.

Deb {Confessions of an Ugly Mom} said...

Holy moly, what a pain. But it sure was worth it! What a difference.

Deb

NanaDiana said...

Kim- That is a beautiful chandy! And, even though it was a pain, it was certainly worth the effort. I really love it! Diana

Vanessa said...

GORGEOUS! It was totally worth it! Although I can say that because I didn't have to actually do any of the work! :-) We know all to well about those kinds of projects and just thinking about it brings back painful memories. It really looks awesome though!
Vanessa

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhhh...sooooo PRETTY and THRIFTY!!! Happy Fall!

Blessings,
Linda

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Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It is gorgeous Kim!! I'm sending your hubby a high five for his patience. I read that you are on bed rest. You and the baby are in my prayers. When are we going to see pictures of you preggers? :) :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great guy! He sure knows how important it is to keep you happy :) It looks beautiful!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

It is a beauty.Love your bedroom. Trish

KATHY said...

Your chandelier is gorgeous!! Your bedroom looks beautiful.

Kathy

Pat said...

Your room is gorgeous and the chandelier is fabulous!

Jemsmom said...

I think every project we try turns into a much longer and drawn out ordeal than originally anticipated! It just makes you appreciate it more! It looks fantastic!!!

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Your room is the definition of shabby chic. Loving the chandelier.

Take care,
Lisa

Blue Creek Home said...

Hi Kim,
I love the chandelier too!
You do have a mighty sweet guy who will work that hard just to get some bling overhead! But, it was worth it- it's beautiful!
Rhonda

Brittany said...

The chandy is awesome! It was made for your room! =)

Ms. Bake-it said...

It looks fabulous Kim! What a wonderful hubby to give up his hunting weekend to stay home and help you.

~ Tracy

Linda said...

OH Kim, it might have been a lot of work, but oh was it worth it! Beautiful...your bedroom looks straight out of a magazine!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Kim--this is amazing!!! I love your bedroom--and the chandelier just makes it beyond gorgeous!!!
LOVE it! And so nice to meet you!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I just went to your Etsy shop and added it to my favorites in case I make a treasury.
XO

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kim, I LOVE the chandy! It looks so beautiful!
And what a GREAT price!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Crystal Escobar said...

Oh wow! I absolutely LOVE it!!! That was the perfect touch for that beautiful bedroom. I really love the whole before and after idea of a blog hop. I've got so many of them :)
By the way, I'm brand new to your blog and just love it!!! Now a new follower of yours :)

C'est Magnifique said...

All I can say is... WOW! That is beautiful... so much better than the ceiling fan! Your husband MUST be great to stick with it like that!

Tania

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Looks gorgeous! I was wondering whatever happened -- I never heard back from you, so I said I'd better visit her blog to see if there's any news on the "chandelier situation." Well, your husband did a wonderful job, it looks perfect in there, Congrats!
Best,
Gloria

Pamela said...

Gorgeous and simply perfect for your space!!

Debra from Bungalow said...

OH how pretty! love it. You are so lucky to have a nice high ceiling!


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Judy said...

Thanks for your comment on my chandelier post. I love your chandelier. It makes the whole room. I know how the easiest projects can sometimes take on a life of their own.

vignette design said...

So glad you took down the fan. What a difference the chandelier makes. So romantic.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your bedroom just gets dreamier and dreamier! Be still my heart!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Oh, I just love the white bedding! Very nicely done! The chandalier looks great!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Oh, I just love the white bedding! Very nicely done! The chandalier looks great!

Kathy said...

So sorry that the project turned into a long day. It sure looks beautiful in your bedroom and the wall color is so pretty. Take care of yourself while you get the beneficial bedrest.