I have a confession to make. I lied to you.
In my defense, it was only a lie of omission. And my heart was in the right place. Do you remember a few months ago when I posted Mila’s nursery reveal? And it looked like this?
You might’ve wondered to yourself, “Self, why is Kelly only posting pics of the room from a low angle? Is this some kind of new-fangled artsy photography trick? Why can’t we see the ceiling in any of these photos?”
The answer? Because this was happening:
That is some completely offensive ceiling fan action. Now, I live in the south. I “get” the need for ceiling fans. But this one was an obnoxiously dark eyesore and we never used it anyway. Time for an upgrade!
…for only $2 plus the cost of a can of spray paint.
First, I strung that bad boy up to a tree outside to take a “before” pic and spray paint it… at which point I became the victim of a serial photobomber.
My husband is 30, guys. Thirty years old. Is thirty-one the magic age when husbands finally grow up?
I don’t know: maybe you can. Maybe you can.
One Saturday when we were yard saling, I found these bead things:
I think it’s supposed to be a beaded curtain of some kind? Not sure. But I thought I could rework some of the turquoise beads for the chandelier, and it was only $2 for the whole bag. I took the existing chain off the chandelier:
And tied the beads on to the existing hooks.
Then I decided I wanted some beads on the bottom too. So I unscrewed the ball thing on the bottom. I cut four strands of beads, removing one from the center, and laid the center opening over the part of the chandelier where the ball screwed in, and reattached the ball back over the string.
Then I just hot-glued the other end of the beads to the chandelier. And I was all done!
…Except for installation. I hired my photobomber to remove the old fan and install the new chandelier.
I totally dig the way the light shines through those iridescent beads.
Mila’s a fan too. She gives it two chubby sweet baby thumbs up.
Do you forgive my lie of omission? Or were you kind of impressed by my artsy ceiling-fan-omitting photography skills? At what age do husbands grow up? Have you ever made over a chandelier?