Are you the type that feels super duper guilty if a craft doesn’t take 2 hours or more, 4 trial and error and steps 1-15 in order to execute it properly? Well don’t. Not all things were intended to be difficult. Not all crafts require an exorbitant amount of brain power. Sometimes, it’s nice to think of something that requires minimal effort and is . Like this chandelier update.
Let me backtrack. Recently we updated our diagonal shiplap from wood to white. I love it and I love this chandelier. But, the white on white was making it very hard to notice the chandelier, which has really been getting under my skin. I didn’t intend on changing it, but needed to figure out a way to have it stand out. While strolling thru Michael’s, I spotted an aisle that had 6 feet garland for 40% off. In an instant, I knew that was my solution.
I bought 3 pieces of garland, 2 of which i’ll do something else with. Then I took one piece, laid it to rest around the outer perimeter of the chandelier where the candelabras sit. I pulled some of the garland down with care, to give it a more realistic look, as thought the foliage was hanging down droopily. Who doesn’t love a bit of green on their everything?
There was no use of glue or tape for this little update, as I wanted to make it easy to clean and dust my chandelier. And yet, it has completely changed the look of our dining room. The best part being, it can be as permanent or transitory as I want. But since I’m really digging my botanical love affair, I think its here to stay.