Mom, don't look!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

O.K. So I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful chandelier from my parents (who got it from my dad's mom many years ago). I just got it and haven't had a chance to put the crystals back on it so just add those on in your minds. Don't mind the table it's resting on - we still need to buy a dining room table (this room has had NO furniture in it for the 5 or 6 years we've lived in this house. One thing at a time, right?)

Anyways, this is our paint color:

It's called Tribal Pottery by Ralph Lauren. The floors are really dark brown, as you can see.

So now that I've set the stage - I've got a question for ya. Do you think I should leave the chandelier as is or paint it black? I'm not sure if my mother would approve of the idea, but at this point it is just that- an idea - something I am considering. I like the antique gold, too, so I just thought we would take a vote. What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments.

Also, I have been sewing like a mad women this week since the hubby has been at Scout Camp. So, starting Monday I will be posting one project every day for a week for those of you that want a little fabric inspiration. I've got home decor, kids clothing, Christmas and quilting projects to share so come on back Monday for some pictures.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I like the antique gold too, but I'm thinking I might like a dark antique brown as well. I don't know if I'd do just seems a little too harsh. But I'm sure whatever you decide will turn out fabulous. Can't wait to see all your projects!

  2. I vote for a flat black. I think that would look very classy. It would actually give it a rod iron look to it. love the paint color! I think that color would look great as an accent color in our living room.

  3. Ohh, tough one. I like the gold--it's warm and original. Maybe you'll be able to tell better once it is all assembled and hung?

  4. GOLD! It is beautiful and timeless since it is an antique. If I could find a gold on Louellas room I would get it in a heart beat!

  5. I think I vote for black. Don't know why.....

  6. I vote gold. Which is crazy for me since I'm not a gold person. But the antique gold doesn't look cheap brassy gold. I think that with your dark floors, it would look too matchy-matchy going black or dark brown. Don't get me wrong, I love "painted black". But, the lighter color gives some pop and also preserves the piece. And that my friend is my unprofessional opinion. Oh, and this is Amy, though I'm ;under Brett's account right now.


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