Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Bashed Chandelier

Recently I purchase one of the new battery powered LED lights for The Candy House. I thought it would be perfect for that house since the place where I will eventually keep the house is not close to any electrical plug-ins. Here is what the lamp looked like when I received it.
Nice, but not what I had in mind.  I wanted to use this lamp in the bathroom of the dollhouse and I wanted it to be more girly than this.  I painted the gold white and then I cut small paper petals to add to the globes.  Still not girly enough, so I added some tiny crystal beads from my stash.  I think it's perfect now- what do you think?

Here is the chandelier hanging in the half finished bathroom:


A shot with the flash off and the light on:


Last, here is my little helper very curious about what I am doing and wanting to help me take my pictures. Can't leave you without a little shot of cute, right? Who knew Miko would like miniatures too??

30 comments:

Sassy Marsha said...

Ohhhh, great job on the chandy!!!!! I just put one in my petite pastry box and it isn't lighting . . . does tape wire go bad?!? LOL

It works as I tested it so I'm thinking it's the tape wire . . .

tbnjas said...

I want one of those in my house!

otterine said...

Marvelous changes! It looks wonderful!

Linette said...

Super cute! I haven't worked on my dollhouse in years, but you make me want to get it out and give it a redo.

Cinderella Moments said...

I love the way you made that chandelier over. It looks so much better! I love those new battery operated lights. Your new custom is adorable!!
Caroline

Cherie said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable!

Nicole said...

Great chandelier, Kim! Fits perfectley in the bathroom! And your little dog is also adorable :)

De said...

Beautiful chandelier, Kim! I would never have thought to add the paper petals but they are perfect.

Laura said...

Oh Kim!!! I LOVE it! I want one in my house too. (my real house!)...
And Miko... *sigh*... how flippin cute is that dog???
Pretty darn cute. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Mandy said...

That is so adorable!!!! You are awesome girl! Hey I didn't look at them, but I came across a link last night to beaded dollhouse furniture. lol. Let me know if you want me to dig it up for you!

Katie said...

Miko looks like such a good boy!!

The light looks amazing! Perfect in the bathroom if you ask me!

Kim said...

Marsha and tbnjas- thank you! I kind of want one in my real house now too :)

Otterine- thank you :)

Linette- Thank you! You should get your house out- but be careful- it is very addicting!

Caroline and Cherie- thank you!

Nicole- thank you! I will tell Miko you said that- he loves to hear how cute he is :) He's a little ham :)

De- Thank you! It was a big purchase for me - you have no idea how scared I was to glue those petals on there- but then I just went for it :)

Laura- It's kind of girly-right? I think if you want it in your real home then maybe I did okay :) Miko thinks he is da man :) Trouble is he knows he is this cute :)

Mandy- thank you!! If you run across that link again in your internet travels I would really love to see it! That sounds kind of fun!

Katie- thank you!!! One day I'll have to take a picture of Miko and the cat together- Miko and Poopie cat are best friends. It's darn cute.

Piikko said...

Kim, your chandelier is perfect now! Very beautiful and girly too:)
Hugs, piikko

Lataina said...

It's just so darn cute!!! =)

Julia said...

Perfect. Will you come to decorate my real house?

Claudia said...

Thank you for this, Kim! Since I don't want to deal with tape wire, etc. I was thinking of trying one of those lights. Now that I see what you've done, I think I'll go ahead with that and be brave & bash away!

xo
Claudia

Jill said...

Oh Kim, that is the cutest chandy bash I've ever seen! You clever girl!

Your Miko is so adorable!!

Hugs,
Jill (& Hagrid)

Lirael said...

Really cute! I love that you've used different shades of blue for the petals :) u

Neomig said...

The chandelier is awsome! Well done!
Neomi

An Unusual Girl Named Christine said...

That is so cute! I want one full size please!

Lucille said...

Kim, your chandelier takes my breath away! It's a masterpiece!! I love it, love it, love it!!! You are so very, very creative. And, you're so lucky to have a little Miko. I'm sending him kisses right between the eyes.

Eileen Bergen said...

What a beautiful makeover, Kim. The chandelier looks so cute in there, especially when you turn the light on. How cool!

Sans! said...

I think you did an absolutely fabulous job. I like it so much better after your work. You have made an otherwise run of the mill chandelier fit and charm your bathroom. Well done, Kim :)

Lainie said...

Oh Kim! I love it! It's the same one I have, too. You've totally inspired me.
Hugs,
Lainie

Cyndi L said...

Kim that is just adorable! Thanks so much for the reminder that we don't have to settle for what's out there ;-)

Ascension said...

Kim te ha quedado fantastico el lavabo, genial esa lampara.
Me encanta.
Feliz fin de semana
besitos ascension

RiS said...

Wow! I really like your idea and work! Very sweet blue chandelier x

Papillon Bleu said...

Kim!!!! I absolutely love this photo of Miko!!! He makes my heart melt!
So so so so SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!
XO!!

A Creative Dream... said...

I'm not sure which is more adorable, the light or the puppy... I think the light looks great, and love how it looks lit. Miko is darned cute too!

www.marysminiatures.net said...

Kim...what a transformation. Thanks for sharing all that great information on how you did it...keep up the great work and have a nice day.